5 Unique Spring Break Road Trips in Utah

By on March 28, 2018

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Maybe Spring Break doesn’t mean wild parties at Daytona Beach for you anymore but that shouldn’t take away the fun. Here in Utah, we have a lot to offer when it comes to taking advantage of your time off, and none of it requires a flight.

Here are some great Utah road trips to take with your friends or family in a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas or whatever you’re currently driving. From “roughing-it” camping spots to glamorous vacation homes, we have road trip ideas for everyone.

These Utah road trip ideas have something

01) Moab

Maybe you are of the mind that you have already experienced all this famous Utah town has to offer. But have you ever been “glamping?” It’s the type of camping that even people who hate camping love.

The luxurious tents give campers to the opportunity to sleep in the presence of some of Utah’s most beautiful terrain without giving up the comforts of home.


02) Flaming Gorge

Utah’s hidden gem. Is hiking your thing? Maybe boating? Fly-Fishing? The Flaming Gorge Recreation Area has something all of your friends or family members will enjoy. The Green River is a world-class fly-fishing destination and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir is perfect for a relaxing day on a boat.

Staying here is easy, you can camp if that’s your thing, or there are plenty of lodges, small hotels or large cabins to fit any group’s need.

03) Lava Hot Springs

This one will get you out Utah but is still a pretty easy road trip for the family. Lava Hot Springs, in Idaho, has so much more to offer than just the hot springs (although they are pretty awesome).

One of the best things to do while you’re there is to eat. They have so many great local restaurants sure to please any palate or budget. From Thai to Diner style, you may just find your new favorite eatery.

Lava Hot Springs
Photo: Lava Hot Springs

04) Goblin Valley State Park

This one is for the campers and explorers. This park is one less traveled compared to other Utah Parks and it is worth the drive. Your adventure bug will be happy because in most areas of Goblin Valley hikers are free to roam off the trail and find their own way.

Make sure you don’t turn into your tent too early in Goblin Valley, the night sky is amazing and is sure to make your jaw drop.

05) Bear Lake / Logan Canyon

This one is a classic Utah summer destination, but have you been during the Spring? The colors of the wildflowers are unlike anything else. The drive to Bear Lake, through Logan Canyon, will fly by because you won’t be able to stop looking at the beauty around you.

Just check AirBnB or VRBO for some amazing lakefront housing rentals, something with a fireplace may be the cherry on top of your spring vacation.

Photo: Bear Lake

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