Tick off iconic national parks, discover the red-rock majesty of Utah’s All-American Road or wind your way between petroglyphs, hoodoos and dinosaur bones. These are 10 of Utah’s most impressive drives…
Towering mesas, looming monoliths and fiery sandstone canyons: Utah’s desert landscapes are vast, making them best explored from the road. Tick off its iconic national parks, discover the red-rock majesty of the All-American Road or wind your way between petroglyphs, hoodoos and dinosaur bones with ten of the state’s most spectacular drives…
6. Southwest Silver Screen
Utah’s archetypal desert landscapes have formed the backdrop for countless tales of the American West over the years, whether it’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” or quintessential road trip flick “Easy Rider”. This itinerary will lead you to some of the silver screen’s most iconic locations, starting with a photo op in Monument Valley, where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run. You’ll next find the setting for “127 Hours” in Canyonlands, and the alien backdrop to “Galaxy Quest” in Goblin Valley State Park. On your final day visit Snow Canyon State Park, where the timeless western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was filmed – the infamous outlaw was actually born in Beaver, Utah.
Start and finish: Moab & Cedar City
Distance: 1,005 miles
Duration: 5 days
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