Utah Bucket List ~ Northern Region

Today we move into the last region I’ve concocted for the Utah Bucket List series, the Northern region. This is of course widely visited as it is home to Salt Lake City.  Following this post we will take a short break for the holidays, and then jump back in with new posts next week about our travels and move into the Nevada Bucket List series.

American Fork

  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument: Come explore the world of canyon caves!


  • Golden Spike National Historic Site: The location of the symbolic last railroad spike in the first transcontinental railroad.


  • Living Planet Aquarium: Those who know me well, know I never turn down a fun aquarium!


  • Dinosaur National Monument: This site straddles the Colorado and Utah border and offers trails among fossil beds.


  • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area: This area is well visited for it’s water activities and also looks like a beautiful canyon area.

Park City

  • Olympic Park: Home of the 2002 Winter Games, this is a must see for a giant Olympic lover like me!


  • Devil’s Kitchen Geologic Site: Short hike to the beautiful red rock “devil’s kitchen”.
  • Grotto Falls: Another short hike that leads to a waterfall.


  • Provo Canyon: Take a drive through the breathtaking canyon and view Bridal Falls along the way!

Rozel Point

  • Spiral Jetty: This is an earthwork sculpture.

Salt Lake City

  • Great Salt Lake: I mean you can’t visit Salt Lake City and not visit the Salt Lake!
  • Natural History Museum of Utah: This museum gives an overview of the natural history of Utah.
  • Temple Square: 10 acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • This is the Place Heritage Park: A park that takes you back in time to experience the history of Salt Lake City.
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: Contemporary Art museums are my favorite art museums, especially the abstract art.
  • Utah State Capitol: Of course visiting every state capitol is a bucket list of its own, so this is a must.


  • Antelope Island State Park: This is one of the largest islands in the Great Salt Lake and home to many antelope as its name suggests.


  • Bonneville Salt Flats: The largest of salt flats located west of the great Salt Lake.
  • Wendover Air Base: Played a role in the Manhattan Project.

All attractions found in the 2019 Utah Travel Guide.


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