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Traveling through the state of Utah in the United States.

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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

If a group of 5 people travels (in 1 car) to national parks in AZ, UT, NV over the course of 2 weeks (namely, places like Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Zabriskie Point), what ...
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Self guided backcountry Monument Valley tour in a car like Outback?

I am planning to visit Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona. I am going to take a new Subaru Outback we bought. Is it possible to do self guided back-country tour there, if I have a car like Outback? Or do ...
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Which road shall I take from Denver, CO to Salt Lake City, UT: I-80 or I-70 w/ US-6?

I'm interested in what route to take between Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah, and vice-versa. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Denver,+CO++to++Salt+Lake+City,+UT It would seem like there is ...
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Where is this on highway 24/highway 12 in Utah?

I have been trying to find out where exactly this location is. A Google maps marker or coordinates would be great.
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I plan to visit Salt Lake City this winter for a few weeks starting at Christmas. I'm renting a car and I was wondering if I should be aware of any specific regulations and issues while driving in ...
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If I visit the Temple Of Sinawava at Zion National Park, how close can we get with our car?

I’ve just been told by “someone” that when we visit Zion National Park we must take a bus up to the Temple of Sinawava. Is this true?
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Bonneville Salt Flats - access?

There doesn't seem to be a Wikitravel page on this, and the Salt Lake City page doesn't mention them. I'm wondering about visiting the Bonneville Salt Flats, and whether there's public access to ...
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Are Jacob Hamblin Arch and Coyote Natural Bridge manageable in a one-day hike?

I have a plan to see Jacob Hamblin Arch and Coyote Natural Bridge, which are located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I have only one day and I would like to avoid climbing, so I started ...
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Is there free parking in Springdale, UT, USA?

I will be visiting Zion National Park in September. I read that the best option is to stay in Springdale and simply walk to a shuttle bus stop, leaving your car at the hostel. However, accommodation ...
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Is this airliner-shaped lake real?

On a flight over Utah, I spotted a strange shape on the flight route app on the seat LCD that looks just like an airliner: Not believing my eyes, I checked OsmAnd and sure enough, it's there! Here ...
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What are logistics like for a solo skier visiting Salt Lake City/Park City? [closed]

I've decided I'd like to go to Utah this year to do some skiing and hopefully score some good powder days. I will be traveling by myself. My primary interest is to ski Alta, but were the logistics to ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape [closed]

I'm a European and a huge fan of long distance offroad-motorcycle travel, would love to hear some advice on "wild-west" landscape locations (for the lack of a better word). Something similar to The ...
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How should I prepare for potential flooding in Utah and Arizona?

I'm planning a Southwest USA tour that can only take place in late July to early August. Roughly speaking, it's San Francisco, Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Zion NP, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

Frequent advice to avoid crowds when visiting national parks in the USA is to travel outside summer (example: (1), (2)). However, some parks have more visitors in May than in July or August. For ...
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Traveling between California and Casper, WY

I am traveling from San Diego to Casper, WY for Thanksgiving and am a little worried about the weather. Are there any roads I should avoid or take extra precaution with when traveling through Utah and ...
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What are the most interesting historical sites to visit in Salt Lake City, Utah? [closed]

My wife and I are visiting Salt Lake City in the near future and want to see the most interesting historical sites the city has to offer. Our budget is low, so things that are free/cheap would be ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

Entrance fee per vehicle for Zion National Park is $30. But it is suggested/even mandatory to leave the car in Springdale and take the shuttle bus. As there are four of us, we would have to pay $15 ...
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Short hikes and views between Las Vegas and Salt Lake city [closed]

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 ...
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Driving On Utah Salt Flats

Are you able to just whip off the road and on to the salt flats and drive around (When its dry of course) or do you have to go to an entrance of a sort. I was not able to find much info on this ...
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Getting from Salt Lake City airport to Park City by public transport on a weekend night

I've looked at the Wikivoyage Get In section for Park City but it didn't have any helpful information. I'll be arriving in Salt Lake City airport and need to get to Park City but would rather not take ...
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How can I locate World War I related sites in the American southwest?

We're planning a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. My son is studying WWI, and I'm wondering if there are any museums, still-extant factories or the like that we can tour on the trip. If ...
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Where can I find a schedule of small rodeos in Arizona and Utah?

We're making a driving trip through Arizona and Utah (and a bit of New Mexico and Colorado), and we would like to see a rodeo along the way. I'm hoping there's a central list of rodeos online so I can ...
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Wildcat trail when Valley Drive is closed

I am planning a trip to Monument Valley in March. At this period, Valley Drive is closed at 4:30 pm. Is it still possible to hike Wild Cat trail after that time, from "The View" parking lot?
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Are the sand dunes at Knolls, UT safe to visit?

There are very nice sand dunes at Knolls, UT, just off of I-80. However, according to Wikipedia, Knolls is also a site of a hazardous dump, at Grassy Mountain. Are the sand dunes in Knolls safe to ...
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Is it safe to bathe off of I-80 in the Great Salt Lake?

If you look at the aerial photographs of I-80 in Utah around Salt Lake, near Grantsville, UT, you could potentially see that in some years, the lake "extends" to the south of I-80, whereas in others, ...