31 family summer destinations in Southwestern Utah

In our previous story, 30 family summer destinations in Southeastern Utah, we covered locations south of I-70 and east of the Colorado River that are beautiful, fun and kid-friendly.

In this list we cover destinations in Southern Utah that lie west of the Colorado River. Like the previous locations, these are easily accessible and enjoyable for all sorts of families and centered around towns that offer inexpensive lodging and camping.

No matter which of these amazing places you choose to visit, don't miss getting to know some of the local residents, guides, rangers and fellow travelers around you. You'll gain wonderful insight and friendships that are sure to make your vacation more memorable.
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Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Great stuff! We need to get back down there!

David C
Seattle, WA

Very helpful article and a fun read. Please keep these coming!

Casey See
FLOWER MOUND, TX

You have left off at least three or four other places to visit that need to mentioned.
1. the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. More ATV, Dirt Bike and 4WD commercials have been shot here than nearly anywhere else. It is just 20 miles from either Kanab or Orderville. Great place to hike even without an ATV.
2. Cedar Breaks National Monument - a mini Bryce Canyon type of place near Brianhead Ski resort on Cedar Mountain.
3. The Grand Staircase - too many different sections to describe here, but slot canyons and red cliffs galore.
4. Cedar Mountain - Navajo Lake, volcanic caves, and trout fishing just to name a few. Site of many movies.
5. Beaver Mountain

While technically not in Utah but most accessible routes to them are through Utah, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Great Basin National Parks.

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