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Itinerary: Natural Wonders of The West
Regional Inspirations Salt Lake City | Provo | Moab | Page
Escalante National Monument and Kanab


About this itinerary

Driving distance: 536 miles
Recommended travelling time: 10 days
Recommended travel season: Year round
The great outdoors define the Utah-Arizona area experience. Some of Utah's most iconic desert landscapes attract visitors and fill photo frames the world over. The region is also known for its cultural offerings and architecture in Salt Lake City and Provo, whilst Page, Arizona, offers awe-inspiring natural wonders.

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

As the home of the Mormon Church, the city centre is dominated by Temple Square. Visitors will be inspired by the architecture of the church buildings, including the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The public library nor the Natural History Museum of Utah shouldn't be missed. In the summer, hike, bike and float on the briny waters of Great Salt Lake. In the winter, experience world-class skiing at Big Cottonwood Canyon.
To next stop: 45 miles| Total driven: 0 miles


Provo, Utah

Provo is beloved for its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. Provo Canyon Scenic Byway (Highway 189) ascends Provo Canyon, with many hiking, biking, fishing and photography opportunities along the way. Just off the highway, look for the 185 metre-high Bridal Veil Falls. Back in town, walk around Brigham Young University and explore the free museums on campus, including the Museum of Palaeontology and Museum of Art.
To next stop: 190 miles | Total driven: 45 miles

 


Moab, Utah

Moab is home to several awesome parks. Arches National Park is home to the famous balanced rocks, red-hued arches and other eerie geological formations. The canyon scene in 'Thelma & Louise' was filmed at Dead Horse State Park. As an International Dark Sky Park, it also features an outstanding night-time display of the Milky Way. Nearby, Canyonlands National Park features amazing views of canyons and the Colorado River.
To next stop: 273 miles | Total driven: 235 miles

 


Page, Arizona

Straddling the Utah-Arizona border, Lake Powell, close by to Page, is popular for house-boating, fishing, kayaking and rafting. From Page, the Antelope and Navajo canyons, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Horseshoe Bend, one of the most photographed curves in the Colorado River, are all a short drive away. Guided tours are available. Adventurous travellers might opt for a helicopter or hot air-balloon ride to see it all from above.
To next stop: 28 miles | Total driven: 508 miles



Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kanab, Utah

Highway 89 from Page to Kanab goes through the southern portion of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This largely untouched landscape - it was the last place in the continental USA to be mapped - is renowned for its awe-inspiring slot canyons and outdoor activities. Take a guided tour to explore sculpted rocks and canyon crevices. Kanab is also convenient to other major parks, including Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.
Total driven: 536 miles

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