Utah: Life Elevated

Home to 5 incredible national parks and 43 state parks, which preserve some of the country’s most unique landscapes — from desert sandstone canyons to snow-capped mountains to salt flats to lakes and reservoirs spanning thousands of acres — Utah is a place of adventure in any season.

Matador is proud to partner with the Utah Office of Tourism to present stories of the people, places, and culture that make the state special. Scroll down to find inspiration for your trip to Utah.

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Travel guide to Utah's Capitol Reef National Park

Home to sandstone domes, canyons, and arches, Capitol Reef National Park should be way up there on your Utah bucket list.

Travel guide to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bottom line: Don't pass up the opportunity to visit one of Utah's best parks—one of Earth's most impressive landscapes.

12 stunning landscapes you'll only see in Utah

Some of these landscapes have become part of the national psyche. Others you may be seeing for the first time.

Utah luxury: 7 high-end travel experiences you won't believe

Ever had Eggs Benedict on a river trip?

20 fascinating things you didn't know about Utah

#12: On average, Utah has the tallest mountain peaks in the country.

Travel guide to Zion National Park, Utah

By pretty much any measure, Zion is one of America's most remarkable national parks.

Guide to the best food and brews in Utah

From family-run roadside institutions to the cutting edge of modern cuisine and brewing.

Summer in Salt Lake City is beyond awesome

The Greater Salt Lake City area is an incredibly awesome place to be in the summer.

Exploring the summertime beauty of Utah

Matador filmmaker Scott Sporleder captures Utah in all its summer glory.

Moab is a bikers' playground

A video showing all you can do on two wheels around Moab, Utah.

8 of the best road cycling routes in Utah

Utah is no slouch when it comes to road cycling / cycle touring. Just look to the Tour of Utah.

16 awesome water adventures you didn't know were possible in Utah

When you think of Utah, you don’t usually think of water. Here's why you should.

Gateways to adventure: 5 Utah towns on the edge of spectacular nature

Base yourself in one of these towns for access to the best Utah has to offer.

Land of arches: Travel guide to Moab, Utah

Beta on the town itself, as well as the awesome adventures surrounding it.

13 incredible Utah adventures you've probably never heard of

In Utah, there's always more.

5 adventures in Southern Utah to beat the crowds

Get outside the hot spots and have Utah all to yourself.

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