Southwest USA - Utah (PDF Chapter)
This is the Utah chapter from Lonely Planet’s Southwest USA guidebook.
Welcome to nature’s most perfect playground. From red-rock mesas to skinny slot canyons, powder-bound slopes and slick rock trails, Utah’s diverse terrain will stun you. The biking, hiking and skiing are world-class.
- hike to the heights of Angels Landing or Observation Point in Zion National Park
- stop at every amphitheater overlook in colorful Bryce Canyon National Park
- cruise incredibly scenic Highway 12 and others around the state
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Moab & Southeastern Utah, Bluff, Mexican Hat, Blanding, Monticello, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Green River, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & Lake Powell, Zion & Southwestern Utah, Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Boulder, Escalante, Grand Stair-case–Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Kanab, Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilder-ness Area, Cedar City, Brian Head, St George, Tropic, Salt Lake Region, Salt Lake City, Antelope Island State Park, Brigham City, Logan, Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City Ski Resorts, Park City, Ogden, Heber City & Midway, Sundance Resort, Provo, Northeastern Utah, Vernal, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Price & San Rafael Swell.
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