Utah

Utah is arguably one of the most beautiful states in America and one of the best 4×4 destinations.  The beehive state is in fact so well known for it’s slick rock trails that there is a Jeep Edition named for the city of Moab.  The state features five of the Great National Parks including Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands and Arches all of which are located in the southern section of the state and part of the Colorado River System.  Utah 4×4 trails are some of the best in the world and offer amazing scenery, wild life, and history makes Utah one of the absolute best places to take your 4×4.

Utah offers some amazing displays and rock formations.
Utah offers some amazing displays and rock formations.

Utah History

The state has a deep and rich history, starting with the Native American Ute Tribes, Spanish explorers in the 1540’s, and the Mormon expansion in the 1800’s when they traveled west and settled the area seeking religious freedom.

Robert LeRoy Parker AKA Butch Cassidy was born in Beaver Utah
Robert LeRoy Parker AKA Butch Cassidy was born in Beaver Utah

Robert LeRoy Parker AKA Butch Cassidy was born in Beaver Utah lived in Utah prior to joining the infamous “Wild bunch”.

The state of Utah offers a lot to the back-county and expedition traveler.  Stunning view, history, 4×4 trails, slick rock, lakes, rivers and slot canyons offer the best outdoor experience there can be found.  But this is just my opinion.

The entire southern half of Utah could be designated a National park. The layers of sedimentary Red Rock are exposed by water erosion. The Colorado River and its tributary’s slowly carve the landscape over the eons. The southern section of the state features: Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Capital Reef National Park. Known as the “Mighty Five”, any one of these parks deserve a two week trip to really appreciate all they have to offer.

Valley of the Gods, Utah is one  of many amazing Utah 4x4 trails.
Valley of the Gods, Utah is one of many amazing Utah 4×4 trails.

Utah  4×4 Destinations and Trailmap

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Utah Trails

Utah Campgrounds

Utah Wild Flowers

 

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