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Places in Utah

by Vishul Malik

Learn about the State and National Parks, historic places, museums, and other interesting places in Utah.

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is located in Hanksville, Utah. It was founded on August 24, 1964 and is managed by Utah State Park. It is famous for its hoodoos and hoodoo rocks which are several meters high. The shapes of hoodoos were formed from erosion-resistant layer of rock. Hiking is allowed in the park. The total area covers 3,654 square miles and has three marked trails. Animals in this region are usually nocturnal and vegetation is limited to hardy desert species.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah. Zion Canyon is a prominent feature of this national park. It covers an area of 146,597 acres and is managed by National Park Service.It was established on July 31,1909 and has unique geography and numerous life zones. It has around 289 species of birds, 75 mammals, and 32 reptiles living in the four life zones of the park: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Approximately 2.5million people visit Zion National Park every year.

Danger Cave

Danger Cave is located in Bonneville Basin, west Utah. It is an Archaeological site and is owned by Danger Cave State Park. The place has artifacts of the Desert Culture from 9500 BCE and has evidence of nearly 11,000 years of occupation. It was first investigated by Elmer Smith in 1930s. It was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and was declared a National Historic Landmark on January 20, 1961.

State Parks Goblin Valley State Park, Goosenecks State Park, Anasazi State Park Museum, Deer Creek State Park, Bear Lake State Park
National Parks Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park
Museums Art Barn, Alf Enden Ski Museum, Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
Historical Places Fort Buenaventura, Fort Douglas Military Museum, Danger Cave, Temple Square, Old City Hall
Other Places “the Mittens” of Monument Valley, Alta Ski Area, Notch Peak, Antelope Island State Park

Fort Douglas

Fort Douglas is located in Salt Lake City. It was established in October 1862. It is a small military garrison and was made for protecting the overland mail route and telegraph lines. It was renamed Fort Douglas in 1878 and a small section of the fort is still used by the Army Reserve. Most of its buildings were turned over to University of Utah after it was closed in 1991. It was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1970 and was declared a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975.

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