A rugged western state with a unique culture, Utah is one of the most distinctively American places in America. It would take a life time to explore all of its wild spaces, but here where we recommend starting:

The Ultimate Southern Utah National Parks Road Trip

Here’s our bare-bones guide to a weekend in Salt Lake City

Goblin Valley is a stunning alien landscape in an American desert

Favorite Hikes: Horseshoe Canyon, Utah is an art-filled oasis in the high desert

Three books you should read while exploring the American West

There is a place filled with dinosaur tracks and ancient petroglyphs

The breathtaking expanse of the Bonneville Salt Flats

Why I love flying in and out of Salt Lake City