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Utah's dynamic landscape offers opportunities for breath-taking adventures all year round.

Red sandstone arches, soaring pinnacles topped with stone, thousand-year-old "apartment houses" built into precarious clefts of rock are just a few of the remarkable natural and human landmarks that characterize the Utah landscape.  Adventurers are sure to find what they're looking for in one of the state's renowned national parks.  From the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi and other early natives to some of the best canyon trails and mountaintop vistas, Utah is a historic and curious state that offers top adventure opportunities.

St. George, Utah and Zion National Park

St. George lies in the Southwest corner of Utah.  Desert red rock mingles with alpine mountains here.  The elevation rises from 2,000 feet in the Virgin River Gorge up to 10,000 feet in the stunning Pine Mountain.  St. George offers many options for visitors with active lifestyles.  There are great hotels, spas, unique shops, action-adventure sports, and restaurants in abundance.  Zion National Park is located approximately 40 miles from the city, and offers many exciting hikes and historic views.  Annual events include the St. George Marathon, Huntsman World Senior Games, and the newest event is the St. George Ford Ironman.

State Parks

State Parks are a huge part of the beauty and fun of Utah.  Reservoirs and lakes for fishing, waterskiing, cliff jumping, and other fun water sports are all available.  There are also exciting features like the geologic maze of sand-stone and lava found at Snow Canyon State Park, and opportunities for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and more.  It is an adventure seekers geological paradise.

Pine Mountain Region

The Pine Mountain Region is a large forested area that ranges over 10,000 feet in elevation.  It's green, lush, and just the opposite of the stunning red rock landscape.  Public campgrounds, streams, and reservoirs for fishing are some of the attractions here.  This is the place to rent a cabin and get back to a simpler kind of life.

Adventure All Year Round

Utah has some of the top-rated skiing and snow-mobile sites in the world.  The state's parks accommodate to visitors carrying their own gear or renting.  Snow mobile equipment can be rented from companies, such as Thousand Peaks Snowmobile Adventures, Daniels Summit Lodge, Lofty Peaks Adventures, and Beaver Creek Lodge.  These companies also provide a variety of package deals that include lodging.

White water rafting is another way to ride the extremes of the Utah landscape.  Oars.com offers packages for group rafting, hiking, and multi-sport adventure tours.  The Colorado River, San Juan River, and Green River are stunning and exciting destinations for extreme sporting.

From hot air balloon rides to off-roading and mountain biking, Utah is the destination for an exciting adventure.