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21 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Southern Utah

There is no shortage of things to do and see in southern Utah. Between the thousands of arches, canyons and rock formations this place truly is an outdoor lover's playground.

We only spent 2 short weeks there, unfortunately, we only scratched the surface of the wonderful and the beautiful. We encourage everyone to visit the lower half of Utah, we promise you will not be disappointed.

If you need a little extra encouragement we've compiled our favorite pictures from our short stay.


Delicate Arch

Arches National Park has over 2,500 arches in it but the stunning arches aren't limited to park boundaries. There are arches dotted all over the southern half of Utah.

Have you visited southern Utah? We would love to hear what your favorite arch is!

Double 'O' Arch

Double Arch

Elephant Arch


Just like the arches of southern Utah, the canyons too are plentiful. We visited a new canyon every day, each canyon prettier than the last. The powerful waters of millions of years ago leaving their mark for us to enjoy.

Our favorite canyons were the ones Otter (our dog) was able to enjoy with us. Climbing over rocks and running through the rivers, she was in doggy heaven.

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Professor Valley Canyon


Southern Utah has the most dense population of National Parks, 5 in total. They all, of course, are spectacular to visit for their own reasons.

In addition to the National Parks, it's also home to the famous 'Monument Valley' and has been blessed with 7 national monuments and several more "landmarks" aka super cool places to visit.

Zion National Park (also fits under the Canyon category)

Bryce Canyon National Park

Capital Reef National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park (also fits under the arch category)


If you don't have time to do any hiking or exploring of canyons, arches, or parks, then a simple drive will still leave you in awe. The rock formations are absolutely stunning and left us both wishing we paid more attention in high school geology class.

There are winding drives through the rock "mountains" that left us questioning why a road was ever even built there. We're glad there was.

If you have read any of our blogs, you know that we like free. Free creamers and ketchup from the gas station and most of all, free camping. The southern half of Utah is full (and we mean full) of BLM land. Land that is free for everyone to use. Because of this, we camped in some of the most beautiful spots and never paid a dime.

We already can't wait to go back. What's your favorite part of southern Utah? We would love to hear from you! Also, don't forget to subscribe!

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