Southwestern Utah

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  • 1. Highway 12 Scenic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Keep your camera handy and steering wheel steady along this route between Escalante and Loa, near Capitol Reef National Park. Though the highway...Read More

  • 2. Anasazi State Park Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Believed to be one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan sites west of the Colorado River, the village at this museum is largely unexcavated. A...Read More

  • 3. Beaver Dam Wash

    Geological Site

    Utah's lowest point happens to mark the convergence of the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert. In this overlapping of...Read More

  • 4. Brigham Young Winter Home

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Mormon leader Brigham Young spent the last five winters of his life in the warm, sunny climate of St. George. Built of adobe on a sandstone...Read More

  • 5. Bryce Museum/Bryce Wildlife Adventure

    Museum/Gallery

    Imagine a zoo frozen in time: this 14,000-square-foot private collection has more than 1,600 butterflies and 1,000 taxidermied animals in tableaus...Read More

  • 6. Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Geological Site

    From the rim of Cedar Breaks, 23 miles east of Cedar City, a natural amphitheater plunges 2,000 feet into the Markagunt Plateau. Short hiking...Read More

  • 7. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Visitors to this sweeping expanse of pink sand enjoy a slice of nature produced by eroding sandstone. Funneled through a notch in the rock,...Read More

  • 8. Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Inside the Iron County Visitor Center, this museum displays pioneer artifacts such as an old treddle sewing machine, an antique four-poster...Read More

  • 9. Dixie National Forest

    Forest

    The forest's expansive natural area is divided into four noncontiguous swaths covering a total of nearly 2 million acres. Adjacent to three...Read More

  • 10. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This state park was created to protect a huge repository of petrified wood, easily spotted along two moderate-to-strenuous hiking trails. Of...Read More

  • 11. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Created as a memorial to the county's iron-industry heritage, this local attraction allows visitors to explore the bullet-scarred stagecoach...Read More

  • 12. Grafton

    Ghost Town

    A stone school, dusty cemetery, and a few wooden structures are all that remain of the nearby town of Grafton, a ghost town that has starred...Read More

  • 13. Kodachrome Basin State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Yes it is named after the old-fashioned color photo film, and as soon as you see it, you'll understand why the National Geographic Society gave...Read More

  • 14. Little Hollywood Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Stop at this replica of a frontier town and see buildings that were actually used on movie sets dating as far back as 1924 ( Deadwood Coach...Read More

  • 15. Maynard Dixon Living History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Two miles north of Mount Carmel Junction, this was the final residence of the famous painter of Western life and landscapes. The property and...Read More

  • 16. Moqui Cave

    Museum/Gallery

    In a replica of an ancient Native American cliff dwelling, this cave, 5½ miles north of Kanab, offers a little bit of everything. Native American...Read More

  • 17. Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This modern 35,000-square-foot facility displays more than 300 species of wildlife created using fiberglas or foam forms and real skin and fur...Read More

  • 18. Snow Canyon State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Named not for winter weather but after a pair of pioneering Utahans named Snow, this gem of a state park is filled with natural wonders. Hiking...Read More

  • 19. St. George Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Spend a few quiet hours out of the Dixie sun at this museum. The permanent collection celebrates local potters, photographers, painters, and...Read More

  • 20. St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Unearthed 15 years ago by property developers, this site allows visitors to view the ancient footprints left by dinosaurs from the Jurassic...Read More

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