Most Instagrammable places in Southern Utah

Most instagrammable places in southern utah

Southern Utah is well-known for its breathtaking beauty. Between the striking red sandstone mountains, the cascading waterfalls hidden among the desert landscapes, and the never-ending hiking and outdoor adventure opportunities, there’s nowhere else I’d rather call home.

If you’re visiting the area and want to get the most amazing photos AND experience that you possibly can, I’m here to help. Here are 10 of my favorite most Instagrammable places in Southern Utah. When I say my most favorite, that’s a loose term. There’s too many to pick! This list is by no means all of them.

*Make sure you check out ALL the options for Southern Utah hikes here!*



#1. Zion National Park



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There’s so much to see at Zion. It’s definitely a place you should see before you kick the bucket. Yes, it’s touristy, and yes it’s probably the most obvious one, but it still deserves to make the list! If you’ve seen it for yourself then you know why!

For more info on Zion, including my favorite hikes, click here.


#2. Yant Flat (Candy Cliffs)



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There is no better artist than Mother Nature.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You’ve seen me post photos of “The Wave” in Arizona. This is Utah’s version, and it’s equally as stunning!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Want more info on this location and hike? Visit:⁣⁣ 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐧.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐭-𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐭/⁣⁣ ➡️ Link in my bio ⬅️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ GET OUTSIDE. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this 🧡⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #idhikethatcrew #nicehike @nicehike #radgirlslife #utah #wowutah #utahunique #naturalutah #utahgram #utahstoke #mountainplanet @mountain_planet #werutah #hikingbangers #wildernessculture #utahlife #wanderwomeninc #adventurespirit @adventure.spirit #backpackerstory #mountainstories #mountainadventures @mountainadventures #sheisthewild #hikevibes #likeamountaingirl #outdoorwomen #divine_deserts #dronephoto @dji_official #dronepals @dronepals #iamtb #visitutah #droneglobe #mountainsbros @wonderful.utah

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Yant flat is absolutely stunning. Off the beating path and away from the crowds, you’re sure to get some amazing shots. You’ll want to give yourself a few hours to discover the sandstone formations after your hike in.

You can read all the details about this hike, here.

You can also see the absolutely stunning 360-drone video of this area here!


#3. Cedar Breaks National Monument



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Feelin a little crazy cuz this photo looks hazy? . “I said Ah lawd Jesus there’s a fire” (name that quote) 😂 Swipe to see the fire ⬅️ . The Chessman Canyon fire in Cedar Breaks National Monument was started by lightening at the beginning of September. . The bad air quality didn’t stop me from frolicking. AIN’T NO BODY GOT TIME FOR THAT 😆 . . . . . . #wowutah #visitutah #utahstoke #utah #sheisthewild #utahgram #utahisrad #naturalutah #utahrocks #werutah #utahhiking #whyihike #traveldudes #darlingescapes #utahlife #hikevibes #utahunique #backpackerstory #artofdestinations #divine_deserts #thedreamytravels #idhikethatcrew #wanderwomeninc #nicehike #hikingculture #hikingbangers #mylpguide #sheisnotlost #dametraveler #iamtb #utahlife

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Cedar Breaks is by far one of my favorite places in Southern Utah. So many different mountain landscapes that will take your breath away. You can visit in any season and still see unique and gorgeous photo opportunities everywhere you look.

In the spring you’ll see a mountain full of wildflowers, in the fall you’ll see unlimited golden leaves and in the winter you’ll witness the striking red mountains turn into a winter wonderland.

You can read more about Cedar Breaks here!


#4. Cascade Falls – Cedar Mountain



The entire Cedar Mountain area is chalked full of stunning photo-worthy landscapes. You can see views of Pine Valley and other areas from almost anywhere.

Cascade Falls is one of my favorite hidden gems in the area! An easy hike will take you to some major Instagrammable locations and you’ll end the hike at a beautiful waterfall! It doesn’t get any better than that!

You can read more about Cascade Falls here.


#5. Snow Canyon State Park



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✨ My happy place ✨ Swipe to see the views!⁣ ⁣ I was drawn to the mountains of Snow Canyon State Park long before I made the move to Southern Utah.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I talk about a lot of places being in my back yard but this one literally is! ⁣ …Less than 5 minutes from my house 🖤⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐦𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞:⁣ www.theramblingraccoon.com/snow-canyon-state-park/⁣ ⁣ *(𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙞𝙤)*⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Talk about BeaUTAHful. Could it get any better?!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #idhikethatcrew #wonderfulutah #utahlife #utahstoke #earthstoke #utah #utahgram #utahtunique #utahillustrated #utahisrad #wowutah #werutah #traveldudes #iamtb #hikevibes #wanderwomeninc #divine_deserts #sheisthewild #sheisnotlost #travellershouts #backpackerstory #radgirlslife #outdoorwomen #wildernessculture #adventureculture #hikerchicksrock #hikeitoff #nicehike #mountainadventures @hikerchicksrock @nicehike #likeamountaingirl

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Snow Canyon is breathtaking. If you’ve followed along with my blog before, I’ve even mentioned that I love it way more than Zion National Park. My favorite views in the park sit at the Petrified Dunes Trail. It’s definitely one of the most underrated state parks in Utah.

You can read all about the hikes and trails at Snow Canyon State Park here.


#6. Cinder Cone Trail



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As long as you hike this the easy way, (follow the trail like a normal person) this is an easy hike with amazing views! Plus, you can tell everyone you hiked a volcano, so there’s that. Once you get to the top you’ll see amazing 360-views.

Read all about Cinder Cone Trail here.

You can also watch me climb it in a stunning 4K video, here!


#7. Scout Cave Trail



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Mountain tops are great. But that’s just my point of view 😏⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Swipe ⬅️ to see some of the photos from this hike!⁣⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣ 💥 NEW BLOG POST UP💥⁣⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can read all the details on Scout Cave Trail here:⁣⁣ 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐧.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐭-𝐜𝐚𝐯𝐞-𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥/⁣⁣ (Link in my bio)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Where do you plan on hiking this fall?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #idhikethatcrew #dogsthathike #utahlife #utahstoke #earthstoke #utah #utahgram #utahtunique #utahillustrated #utahisrad #wowutah #werutah #traveldudes #iamtb #dametraveler #igshotz #darlingescapes #sheisthewild #sheisnotlost #travellershouts #backpackerstory #radgirlslife #outdoorwomen #wildernessculture #adventureculture #hikerchicksrock #hikeitoff #nicehike #mountainadventures @hikerchicksrock @nicehike #likeamountaingirl

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Scout Cave Trail leads to a cave with unique photo opportunities and also gives you spectacular views of the St George area.

Read more about Scout Cave Trail here.


#8. Hell Hole Canyon – Kayenta




The IDEAL time to go to Hell Hole is during or after the area receives a ton of rain. (Good luck with that, since it is the desert.) If you’re lucky enough to see it during this time you’ll see amazing waterfalls cascading off the striking red rocks.

I have hiked this multiple times during the rain and still haven’t seen the spectacular cliffs overflowing with water, but I will see it someday!

Get all the details on Hell Hole here.

You can also watch the featured video on this hike here.


#9. Fire Lake State Park – AKA Ivins Reservoir




Ivins Reservoir features a lake set right under the gorgeous towering red mountains. You can fish, swim, kayak, or simply chill on the beach. And if you want to see the best sunsets in Southern Utah, you’ll see it here!


#10 Kanarraville Falls




This hike now requires payment and a permit per person. It’s still so incredibly worth it to see it for yourself. Chances are you’ve seen this photo on social media already. It’s really neat to see in person! This hike features multiple waterfalls and even natural waterslides!

You can read all about this epic hike and amazing waterfalls here.


But wait, there’s more


Remember, this is not even the tip of the desert iceberg when it comes to the most Instagrammable places in Southern Utah.

Make sure you check out all of the amazing hikes in the area by clicking here!

Make sure you follow me on Instagram to stay up-to-date with all the amazing hiking and travel opportunities. If you like sketchy hiking photos and cheesy puns, I’m your girl. See you there!


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  • Shazia Khan
    2019-11-25

    Oh wow! I never realised the scenery in Utah was so stunning. Absolutely breathtaking.

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Shazia Khan

      It’s such a beautiful place! You should add it to your list!

      Reply
  • CJ
    2019-11-25

    I was in Utah for the first time this past fall but more that SLC and Bear Lake area. I may have to make a trip back sooner than I planned as these photos are amazing.

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 CJ

      Yes! You need to come back and discover the southern part of the state! It’s amazing!

      Reply
  • Paige
    2019-11-25

    Definitely adding Utah to my bucket list now!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Paige

      Yes, do!! Let me know if you come to explore, I’d love to show you around!

      Reply
  • Phylisity
    2019-11-25

    Wow! All of these places look so stunning!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Phylisity

      Thanks so much! Utah is rad!

      Reply
  • Mike
    2019-11-25

    People don’t realize how nice Southern Utah is. Moab is very scenic. But then again, not everyone is into the great outdoors.

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Mike

      That’s very true! Moab is actually 5.5 hours away from the St George area! But most people outside of Utah still consider Moab Southern Utah lol

      Reply
  • Kennedy
    2019-11-25

    Your photos are stunning! I would love to visit here one day. Great post 🙂

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Kennedy

      Hey Kennedy! Thanks so much!

      Reply
  • Rina Kay
    2019-11-25

    Wow! These are absolutely incredible! I never knew Utah had such amazing sceneries! Thanks for sharing 😀

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Rina Kay

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read!

      Reply
  • Ayishia
    2019-11-25

    These photos are absolutely stunning! Utah has not been on my travel bucket list but you’ve just persuaded me otherwise.

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Ayishia

      OMG Utah is stunning! You need to come experience it for yourself!

      Reply
  • Ana
    2019-11-25

    What amazing views! My favorite photo is Scout Cave Trail. It’s so unique. Thank you for sharing your adventures 🙂

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Ana

      Thank you so much for following along! 🧡

      Reply
  • erika
    2019-11-25

    Utah is still on my travel bucket list. All these places look amazing to visit! So jealous you get to experience this everyday lol

    Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 erika

      It’s definitely a beautiful place to be!

      Reply
  • LaRena
    2019-11-25

    Your photos are stunningly beautiful. Now I have more places to add to my bucket list.

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 LaRena

      Aw, thanks so much! Yes, come visit!

      Reply
  • Amanda
    2019-11-25

    Utah is on our list! There are some beautiful places on your most instagrammable places in southern Utah list we will be sure to visit. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Amanda

      Thanks so much for reading Amanda!

      Reply
  • Sandra Joseph
    2019-11-25

    Simply beautiful! Thank you for highlighting Utah’s natural beauty. It’s definitely on my lists for an NBA game and more!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-25 Sandra Joseph

      Yay! Yes, come to watch the Jazz! However, that’s the opposite side of the state! haha

      Reply
  • Beth
    2019-11-27

    Absolutely beautiful! Utah is near the top of places I want to visit. Amazing pictures!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-11-27 Beth

      You totally need to go! Thank you so much!

      Reply
  • Kat
    2019-12-05

    Okay, so it looks like we have to go back. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-12-06 Kat

      You definitely do!

      Reply