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Freelance video editor Nick Paquette just wrapped up a road trip across North America, traveling 21,700 miles in six months.

Freelance video editor Nick Paquette and his girlfriend recently named three southern Utah locations in their list of must-see hidden gems across North America, according to Travel and Leisure.

The couple recently wrapped up a road trip across North America, traveling 21,700 miles in six months. Paquette and his girlfriend decided to travel so they could discover Canada, which is their home country. They extended the trip to the U.S.

Three Utah spots made their list of “top North American destinations Paquette says you won’t want to miss when taking your own journey," according to Travel and Leisure.

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The locations include Moki Dugway, which can be found in Monument Valley down in Monticello. Paquette particularly liked the views of the area, which show off the Valley of the Gods.

Queen’s Garden at Bryce Canyon National Park also made the list because of the hoodoos (tall, slender rock towers) in the area.

“When you walk through, it feels like you’re in a giant castle as you see all these rock formations around you,” Paquette said.

Zion National Parkmade the list, too. Paquette enjoyed the sandstone cliffs and slot canyons.

See more at Travel and Leisure.