Another area we have only spent a short amount of time in that left a huge impression. A completely different landscape than that of Pacific Northwest, Utah took my breath away. While we were there visiting a good friend of mine we had the chance to visit Bryce Canyon National Park, part of the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument and just a dose of Capital Reef National Park. This gorgeous state is well known for having 5 National Parks! Known as "The Might Five", there is plenty to explore. There is so much dispersed camping, hiking trails (don't forget your sunblock and water), and historic beauty in every direction. I cannot wait to go back.

First time visiting, I would recommend visiting one of the National Parks or National Historic areas, or one of the many State Parks which is what we did! We didn't get to see it all, more reason to come back. But really you can't go wrong and stopping by the visitor centers, you can learn so much!

FUN FACT: Behind Nevada, Utah is the second-driest state in the United States. Which is crazy to think because 75 million years ago, this state was covered in wet and humid swamplands. It is also one of the best place to find dinosaur fossils!

Explore Utah:

Below are just general resources to help you find your next adventure. This is really just the tip of the iceberg but I hope it helps. The camping listed is really just general campgrounds although there is other options in the area that can be found with a google search and in several books!