Utah hosts millions of tourists every year who are interested in its history, its outdoor activities, and its national parks. If you plan on exploring Utah and need a good place to start, one of these excellent guided tours will help enhance your experience.
When you imagine a cave, you probably imagine a bunch of incredible stalagmites and stalactites, darkness, and the sound of dripping water. At Timpanogos Cave, this is exactly what you get. It’s the quintessential cave experience made incredibly interesting with the help of a guided tour given by knowledgeable park rangers.
The red-rock deserts of Southern Utah are best explored on foot. That said, if you’re craving an exciting and informative experience that differs from the traditional hike, you should look into Dan Mick’s Guided Jeep Tours. Experts will take you on an exhilarating rocky ride through some of the West’s most beautiful landscapes.
Navajo Spirit Tours is a guided vehicle tour through Utah’s stunning Monument Valley State Park. You’ll learn about the history of the area, as well as how its ancient inhabitants lived in such an unforgiving but beautiful climate.
The Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City is a majestic home whose roots shed light on the history of the Beehive State and its government. The Utah Heritage Foundation offers tours of the governor’s mansion during certain times of the year. If you’re interested in visiting, reservations are required.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (typically referred to as the LDS or Mormon Church) is one of the main tenets of Utah’s history. The second president of the church, Brigham Young, spent most of his time in Salt Lake City, but also ventured down to St. George in the summers. Here, you’ll be taken on a free, guided tour of his home, offering a look into his life.
With some of Salt Lake City’s most interesting architecture, the Marmalade Historic District located near Capitol Hill is a hotbed for Utah history buffs. The Marmalade Historic District Walking Tour (offered through Utah’s Heritage Foundation) is a great way to get outside and get educated about Salt Lake City’s history.
Park City is known for its ski resorts, but what most people don’t realize is that the city has a rich history in mining. At the Park City Museum in downtown Park City, you can learn about this history with a guided tour for $15 per person. Each tour lasts for approximately one hour.
Salt Lake City Tours is a trusted tour company that has given visitors to the Beehive State a thorough tour of the state’s beautiful capital. The tour options span from a the “Salt Lake City Trolley Experience” to a tour of the Great Salt Lake.
One of Utah’s largest tourist attractions is Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The center of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter Day Saints, the square has museums, various pioneer buildings and a rich history all in all. Led by Mormon missionaries and available in all languages, free guided tours are always available.
Similar to experiences at Plymouth, Massachusetts and Williamsburg, Virginia, This is the Place Heritage Park gives visitors a look into what life was like during pioneer times in Salt Lake City. With plenty of guided tours available and an array of other interactive experiences, the park is perfect for families and interested tourists alike.