MatD’s Ultimate Utah Bucket List

Utah Rocks!  That phrase seems to be everywhere nowadays.  I would call Utah the state of rocks.  Its most prominent features are all rocks.  Visitors come from around the world to see Utah’s rocks.  I have been obsessed with this state since long before I before I started my 59 national park quest.  I have wanted to visit Utah (aka Angel’s Landing in Zion) since I was in high school.  I have visited this state several times since I started college.  I took an internship that didn’t really interest me for the solo reason as it got my close to Utah.  I then took the long way home from Colorado to Florida with a trip to Utah on the way.  There are plenty of things to do in Utah.  Here is my MatD’s Ultimate Utah Bucket List

  1. Visit Zion National Park (Summer 2012, January 2015)
  2. Hike the Narrows (Summer 2012)
  3. Hike Subway Canyon
  4. Climb Mystery Canyon
  5. Summit Angel’s Landing (Summer 2012, January 2015)

    Utah Bucket List

    This is the last half mile of Angel’s Landing.

  6. Spend the night on Angel’s Landing (this is not encouraged due to safety issues, it also may be restricted as a day use only area)
  7. Drive the canyon road (January 2015)
  8. Drive the Zion Tunnel (Summer 2012, January 2015)
  9. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park (Summer 2012, January 2015)
  10. Hike among the Hoodoos (Summer 2012)
  11. See snow in Bryce Canyon (January 2015)
  12. Visit Captial Reef National Park (Summer 2012)
  13. Eat a fruit pie in Frutia (Summer 2012)
  14. Visit Canyonlands National Park (Summer 2012)
  15. Go rock crawling in Canyonlands
  16. Watch the sunrise at Mesa Arch (Summer 2012)
  17. White water rafting Cataract Canyon
  18. Hike among the needles (Summer 2012)
  19. Visit Arches National Park (Summer 2012)
  20. Watch the sunset at Delicate Arch (Summer 2012)
  21. Visit Cedar Breaks National Monument
  22. Dinosaur National Monument
  23. Camp in Dinosaur National Monument (October 2015)
  24. See the fossils in Dinosaur (October 2015)
  25. Visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  26. Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site
  27. Hike out to Hovenweep National Monument
  28. Visit Natural Bridges National Monument
  29. Meet some Utah Mormons (October 2015)
  30. Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon
  31. Visit Rainbow Bridge National Monuments
  32. See the Book of Mormons in Utah
  33. Visit Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  34. Day Hike to Blanche Lake
  35. Hike to White Pine Lake
  36. Take a swim in the Saratoga Hot Springs
  37. Do the wave in the Wave
  38. Camp at Goblin Valley
  39. Watch the sunset in Reflection Canyon
  40. Get a reflection shot at Bonneville Salt Flats
  41. Explore Antelope State Park
  42. Go Sailing on Great Salt Lake
  43. Go bobsledding at Olympic Park
  44. Hike to Calf Creek Falls
  45. Go Slacklining in Moab (need to start practicing for this)
  46. Take a tour of Temple Square
  47. Hike Mount Timpanogos (second highest point in Utah)

What is on your Ultimate Utah Bucket List?

Be sure to check out my other Ultimate Bucket Lists!

20 thoughts on “MatD’s Ultimate Utah Bucket List

  1. Izzy

    I have yet to make it t Utah but I was under the impression that Utah was more snow and mountains than all these rocky terrains but it makes sense! Your ‘Watch Book of Mormon in Utah’ made me chuckle! I would think it would be banned in Utah since its so sacrilegious against Mormons but that’s a pretty renegade idea! Best of luck in getting through that list!

    • Jennifer Post author

      Utah has acquired enough outdoorspeople who aren’t Mormon that I think it would happen at some point. It would almost be worth flying out there just for that.

  2. Sandy N Vyjay

    Utah is an amazing place with so many attractions. I find the landscapes of Utah appealing with a strange wild beauty. You are lucky to have ticked off so many places off the bucket list.

  3. Vishal Vashisht

    Your Utah bucket list looks comprehensive and fun. Unfortunately, I don’t have a bucket list for my own state. I think I should have a list of my own. Thanks for inspiring me to create a bucket list.

  4. Jose Harvey

    Your bucket list is awesome! I’ve been to Utah once but didn’t get the chance to explore any the incredible rock formations or even much of the wilderness. I’ll have to head back at some point to visit a few of these awesome sites. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Alouise

    I spent a night in Salt Lake City while on a road trip to Las Vegas. I had no idea what Utah would be like (something about Mormons), but the scenery blew me away. I didn’t even get to any of the National Parks like Zion or Bryce Canyon. I’d definitely love to go back and visit them.

  6. Meagan

    Sooo I didn’t have a Utah bucket list before this, but now… 🙂 We’re just starting to explore out west (we’re in Colorado right now!) and are loving every second! I’ve heard such lovely things about Bryce Canyon and Zion – will have to actively add a trip to the list now. Thank you for bringing up all these amazing ideas, and congrats on accomplishing so many of them already!


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