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Best Outdoor Activities in Utah

 

When it comes to exciting outdoor adventures, Utah offers some of the best in the United States. Whether you’re visiting with plans to hike, swim, camp, or bike, you’ll probably find yourself at one of Utah’s many beautiful state parks. These historic parks are not only ideal for nature lovers but serve as perfect spots for sightseeing and exploring with the whole family. Here we will break down some of the best outdoor activities to partake in Utah’s varied terrain and climate. 

 

Bryce Canyon National Park

One of the most popular site seeing and hiking destinations in Utah is Bryce Canyon National Park. Located in the southwestern region of Utah, this park has some of the wildest and untouched landscapes and natural beauty that you can find in this region of the United States. With a scenic driving path and 8 hiking trails of varying difficulty, this park has activities for anyone.

 

Antler Hunting

Antler hunting in Utah is one of the fastest-growing hunting attractions in the U.S, both due to its sustainability and uniqueness. Antler hunting isn’t hunting in the traditional sense but is actually more accurately described as scavenging. 

Antler hunters will gather shed antlers of deer, elk, and moose that have fallen off in the spring. This is a natural process each year as the male bucks and bulls experience a drop in testosterone after breeding season. Not only can hunters come home with huge hauls, but also collecting shed antlers can be a perfect way to experience Utah's great outdoors firsthand. 

 

Fishing In The Provo River

Provo River Fishing is widely known as some of the best fishing Utah has to offer. Flyfishing here will yield both brown trout and rainbow trout primarily, with brook trout and cutthroat trout more common at the headwaters. 

Originating in the high Uinta Mountains, the Provo River is divided into three distinct sections: lower, middle, and upper. Each section is bounded by a body of water: the Upper Provo flows from Trail Lake down to Jordanelle Reservoir, the Middle Provo is found between Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoir, and the Lower section flows downstream from Deer Creek. The largest stretch of the river is the Upper Provo. Although some of the best fishing is found on private property, many outfitters offer access to these exclusive areas.
 

Buckskin Gulch

The world-renowned Slot Canyons in Utah are hugely popular among hikers and site seers alike. Buckskin Gulch in particular is famous for being one of the longest slot canyons in the world, stretching from Utah down into Northern Arizona. With options for camping, overnight hikes are popular here with trails ranging from 4.5 miles to 3-5 days. 

 

Getting Started

When it comes to outdoor activities, Utah offers something to do for ages and interests of all kinds. From camping and hiking to enjoying a relaxing day by the water with friends and family, Utah’s climate, beautiful scenery, and natural attractions make it the perfect place to visit year-round. If you’re looking to buy property in Utah, one of the best places you can start is by browsing our inventory of Utah listings. Otherwise, if you have any further questions on the process of buying in Utah, feel free to contact us. 

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