The Atlas Obscura Guide To Utah
133 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Utah
Updated June 2, 2023
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Arizona has some of the most beautiful and surprising landscapes the American West has to offer. The geography of this northeastern stretch of the Sonoran desert can be incredibly dramatic. And while we’ve all heard of—or seen—the majesty of the Grand Canyon, there are a number of lesser-known natural wonders that will take you off the beaten path in this gorgeous state.
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Pando As You've Never Seen It Before
The Utah aspen grove is one of the world's oldest and largest living things. It's finally getting its close-up.
by Amiee Maxwell
Were These Beetles Once as Valuable as Gemstones?
Archaeologists believe jewelry made from the bugs was a coveted status symbol 2,000 years ago.
by Shoshi Parks
The Return of Glen Canyon
As Lake Powell's water levels continue to drop, a stunning landscape resurfaces—along with questions about the future of the Colorado River and those who depend on it.
by Craig Childs
Podcast: Goblin Valley State Park
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team
Pando, the World’s Largest Organism, Is Being Eaten by Deer
Utah's 106-acre stand of quaking aspen clones has survived for millennia, but faces threats large and small.
by Richard Elton Walton
Meet the Woman Restoring Native American Peaches to the Southwest
Searching for the precious trees has become Reagan Wytsalucy's calling.
by Amiee Maxwell
Behold Brine Shrimp, the Livestock of Utah’s Great Salt Lake
The otherworldly stars of a thriving industry and endless curiosity could be at risk if the lake continues receding.
by Casey Crownhart