Are you a solo traveller thinking about your next trip? How about Utah?
Let’s take a look at some of the places you can go and things to do in Utah, including some ideas on places to stay at during your trip.
So where exactly is Utah?
Based in the west of US, Utah is its own state known renowned for its extensive desert landscape and of course, the famous Wasatch Range mountains. If you are a solo traveller excited about the great outdoors, there are numerous hotels and cabins in Utah to lay down your head.
Reaching Utah and getting around
Utah is served by trains, buses, flights and of course you could drive your car there if you like.. Renting a car is an option but there are also public transport options, especially along the populous & thriving Wasatch Front. Utah’s capital city and main airport are central to all transport routes, in addition to Greyhound services and Amtrak’s California Zephyr making a number of Utah stops. The UTA also serves the Wasatch Front with the frequent bus, light, and commuter rail schedules.
Places to stay in Utah
Travelling solo, you might be on a budget or just simply want a low key accommodation for your stay and that’s fine. Utah caters for everyone from the budget traveller seeking a simple cabin for the week or if you have loads of money then a lavish ski home with all of the bells and whistles is certainly there for the taking! A lot of people prefer the lodge in the mountain feel, especially with those breathtaking views.
So to no surprise, the first of our 11 things to do in Utah is:
- Stay in a cabin. Here are some examples of cabins available in Utah:
- Barclays Studio, Park City Utah. This is a cabin offered at the more affordable end of options, ideal for solo travellers or maybe a small group on a budget. As an example, this is in the $250 per night range.
- Lucky Star – Deer Valley Utah. Moving up in affordability, the Lucky Star is priced at $795 per night.
- Ski Dream Home. Sleeping twelve people and a nice $16,500 per night, this home is probably not within reach for the solo traveller but it’s nice to mention it exists!
- Visit Zion National Park. Situated in the southwest of Utah, this nature preserve is renowned for its steep red cliffs of the Zion Canyon. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through the main section, up through the forest trails alongside the Virgin River. This Virgin River flows to Emerald Pools, known for their beautiful waterfalls and there is also a hanging garden. As with most of Utah, this is a great outdoors trip.
- Do the Deer Valley. Deer Valley has built a name for itself by revolutionizing skiing services and it really tries to provide a great ski holiday experience for its guests. It was opened back in 1981, so Deer Valley has over three decades worth of experience in providing ski services and they are committed to providing the best skiing facilities and services around, including lessons at the ski schools and snowmobile hire.
- Look at Lake Powell. Are you a solo traveller with a love of lakes? Created in 1963, this large blue lake surrounded by magnificent sandstone walls is America’s second man-made lake, so it’s worth visiting.
- Go to the Great Salt Lake. In northern Utah, The Great Salt Lake can be found and provides amazing scenery & activity opportunities with mouthwatering sunsets being a common attraction. For the hikers among you, Antelope Island and some shoreline areas draw many hikers and mountain bikers seeking an adventure on their holiday.
- Try out your skills at the Utah Olympic Park. If you are all about your winter sports, then the Utah Olympic Park located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City is for you. Getting there takes just 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
- Make your way to Moab. Moab in Utah joins the beauty & tranquility of the West with a small town feel that welcomes solo adventurers from all over the world! Moab’s most spectacular attractions are the two National Parks there, Canyonlands and Arches, and the equally amazing State Park, Dead Horse.
- Set down at the Salt Lake Public Library. If you are travelling a lot and need an easy relaxing day, why not venture to the library to chill out and gain some knowledge before embarking on the next adventure. The Salt Lake City Public Library is a magnificent building, with stunning architecture and a contemporary feel to it.
- Look around at Liberty Park. Without leaving the city walls, another great outdoor location to discover is the Liberty Park spanning 80 acres.
- Head over to Hogle Zoo. For all of you solo animal loving travellers, the Hogle Zoo is home to over 800 different species of animals and is always a great day out.
- Try out the Park City Alpine Slide. Home to luge-like 3,000 foot long slides down the mountain, this is an outdoor adventure not for the faint-hearted, passing right through the woodland while leaving you thrilled with that downward adrenaline rush.
Solo travelling in Utah will surely give you many outdoor explorations and activities. With such a vast amount of outdoor things to do, you are bound to meet other like-minded people and have fun! Enjoy!