Top Place: Southeastern Utah

Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands of Southeastern Utah
Southeastern Utah is home to some of the most inspiring and significant landscapes in the West, including red rock canyons and juniper dotted mesas.

Experience southeastern Utah

Utah’s Canyon Country is a backpacker’s dream. This remote and beautiful red rock wilderness includes Canyonlands National Park, which author Edward Abbey called “'the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth.”

The backcountry charm of southeastern Utah’s canyons and ancient petroglyphs attract adventurers from all over the world.

What’s the one best thing about southeastern Utah?

The incredible density of world-class public lands.

Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Monument Valley and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Parks are all within driving distance and inexpensive to visit, making Utah’s Canyon Country ideal for family vacations.

What’s one activity southeastern Utah is known for?

Hiking in the canyons.

Utah’s Canyon Country offers a variety of hikes, from two-mile jaunts in national parks to backcountry wilderness adventures.

Interested in hiking? Get insider tips.

What’s one way The Wilderness Society is working to protect southeastern Utah?

At Wilderness, we want to secure all of the spectacular areas in this region as protected conservation land. Doing so would:

  • Safeguard ancient petroglyph panels
  • Preserve roadless backcountry
  • Protect unspoiled wilderness from irresponsible development

These services would help visitors enjoy this great wilderness while protecting these areas for future generations.

Learn more about our work in Utah’s Canyon Country.