The US state of Utah receives many domestic and international tourists every year. There are many popular tourist spots. However, there are also many amazing spots that are and quite underrated. Hence, today we are going to talk about those spots. So, read on and find out what are some underrated attractions of Utah?
The American state of Utah is full of wonders. It is home to five national parks of the country famously and collectively known as the ‘mighty five.’ Hence, the state receives a large number of domestic and international tourists every year.
Is this beautiful state on the list of your destinations too?
Thanks to Utah’s geological setting, the state has many natural treats for explorers and travelers. The other factors like food, art, culture, and people, etc. go on to make Utah a perfect destination to spend your holidays at.
The national parks of Utah, the rock formations, Mormon temple, etc. are some of the famous spots of this place. However, the state also has some amazing spots that haven’t received due spotlight yet. And before the internet popularity claims those places, you’d want to visit them.
So, this may be just the right time for your travel to Utah. And to make your trip better, you must visit these underrated places as listed below.
Some Underrated Attractions of Utah
📌 Utah Lake
If you are going to Utah for some respite in nature’s lap, this is a place you must be at. Utah Lake is just great for sailing, fishing, and boating. The Great Salt Lake is good and all but Utah Lake is seriously underrated. And the best part, due to its lack of popularity, you will be able to enjoy this place in much seclusion.
📌 Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
The national parks of Utah are very famous. But that being the reason, many of the state’s own wonders go overlooked. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is one such place. If you are a bird-watching- lover, this is a great place to be. Here, you can find more than 250 bird species. Depending upon the season, you might be able to see bald eagles, hawks, pelicans, swans and so many more types of birds.
📌 Dead Horse Point State Park
Utah does not only have the ‘Mighty Five’ of America but it is also home to many wonderful state parks. Dead Horse Point State Park is one of such underrated wonders. So, apparently, this place generally receives very little footfall. However, this doesn’t mean that it is any less of a wonder than other national/state parks in Utah. When you will take the view of this park from the highest vantage point, you will feel amazed why this place is under-popular.
📌 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, as the name suggests, has soft sand of coral pink color. Given its distance from water, it becomes a geological wonder for its sand dunes. You can walk in the soft sand and sink in the aesthetic beauty of the place. It is also a great place to be hanging out with your family. ATVing and sand-boarding are some of the popular activities done here. Hence, a trip to this place is totally worth it.
📌 Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument is also one of the underrated attractions of Utah among the out-of-towners. Regardless, it is a wonderful place to be at. There are over 1,500 fossils to see. In fact, many fossils are allowed to be touched! If you go there, hike or enjoy a river rafting trip on the Green River. And if you are traveling with your kids, just know that they will totally love it.
📌 Gilgal Sculpture Garden
Gilgal Sculpture Garden is another great place to be in Utah. But not many out-of-towners know about it. However, it is one of the favorite spots for locals to be hanging out at. And the best part is, there is no entry fee to enter this garden.
📌 Goblin Valley State Park
Goblin Valley State Park is another under-popular spot in Utah where you can go. The park gives a feeling as if you are standing on the land of Mars. There are funny little hoodoos and formations that make it seem so. To spot such rock formations can be a fun experience and hence you must visit this spot when you travel to Utah.
To Sum Up
Utah is a great place to spend your vacation at. However, many of the amazing places here remain largely undiscovered. Hence, to get the best out of your trip, you can visit some of the best-underrated places as mentioned above. And who doesn’t love some extra elbow space!