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I will be spending a day driving between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city.

I find myself completely enthralled by the red cliffs and canyons of Utah.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any stop along the way that my afford me some nice archetypal Utah vistas.

At most I could afford it to be a 4 hour detour from I15 highway. So if the location was 1.5 hours off course 1 way, I could hike for 1 hour total.

Two locations that I have already identified as good match for my criteria are Kolob Canyon and Red Cliffs trail.

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    This is far too broad -- Las Vegas to SLC is more than 400 miles. It's also opinion-based and against our "we're not travel agents or tour guides" policy. – David Richerby Jul 8 '16 at 10:03
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Two other excellent locations on they way are Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. They're both a side trip from I15, and both have different but excellent scenery. Doing them both in a single day would probably be too much (unless you start very early), so if you can afford an extra day it would probably be worth it.

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