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Utah's Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Attractions Worth Visiting

Cecret Lake, an off-the-beaten path Utah hidden gem

Utah is a wonderland that never fails to supply a variety of new spots to explore. Wanting to get off the beaten path in Utah? Looking for new Utah hidden gems? Add these lesser-known attractions in Utah to your Utah bucket list! 

Unique Places To Visit in Utah

Read on for some of our favorite Utah hidden gems and Utah travel tips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a truly unique place to visit in Utah! When else will you get the chance to go with a ranger into the heart of a mountain filled with pink and white crystal formations? You’ll even get to see the famous Great Heart of Timpanogos (a stalactite shaped like a heart). 

After walking up some paved switchbacks, you’ll enter the cave where temperatures drop to 45 degrees. Tours go through the summer and tickets should be reserved ahead of time. 

Albion Basin

Albion Basin, a unique place to visit in Utah

The Albion Basin practically explodes with flowers in late summer. It’s a lush mountain meadow bursting with color that’s worth a visit. The area is at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon above Alta Ski Resort and Snowbird Ski Resort and has a meandering path through the meadow. Wander a little farther for a hike to Cecret Lake, a beautiful 1.8-mile trail within Albion Basin. 

Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon is a perfect slot canyon to take family and friends on an easy and unique adventure. The canyon walls can get narrow but not too narrow and provide impressive views with plenty of space for exploration and play. You can do the full 8-mile loop or just do an out-and-back and turn back whenever your group is ready! The canyon is just west of Goblin Valley State Park (one of the most unique places in Utah!) in the San Rafael Swell.

Bonneville Salt Flats

 Bonneville Salt Flats, an off-the-beaten path Utah hidden gem

Imagine walking on 30,000 acres of salt! You might feel like you’re walking on the moon or a frozen lake, but the ground is firm and crystalized. The Bonneville Salt Flats are unlike any other place you’ll go! The salt area is right next to the Great Salt Lake and is a great place to explore by foot or car. The salt flats also host speed racing events! 

Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch, a lesser-known attraction in Utah

Canyonlands National Park makes the list of Utah hidden gems because it’s the least-visited National Park in Utah, but it deserves a visit! The park has four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers. The most popular trail is a short trail in the Island in the Sky district that leads to Mesa Arch. The park also offers biking, camping, and stargazing opportunities!

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

 Coral Pink Sand Dunes, a unique place to visit in Utah

Utah has its own giant sandbox! And it’s pink! Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is an unusual sight and a fun 3,730-acre playground for all ages. Visitors can explore, hike nearby slot canyons, ride dune buggies, and even rent sandboards to go sledding in the summer sun! The area is also great just for taking in the view of the red sandstone cliffs and juniper trees. 

Live Near Utah Hidden Gems With EDGEHomes

EDGEHomes communities are surrounded by unique places to visit in Utah. Utah has all the seasons, all the most popular and lesser-known attractions, and everything you want and need in a place to call home. 

Make your dream home a reality and live near Utah hidden gems with EDGEHomes! Check out our blog for more Utah travel tips and information about our homes! Contact us today to get started!