What to do in Utah: Bryce Canyon

You know my529 as the best 529 plan for your clients and professional service for financial advisors.

But you may ask, “What do you do in Utah besides administer 529 plans?”

Or maybe you won’t ask that, but the state is so full of exciting things that we couldn’t help but tell you about some of them.

Abby Martin of the my529 Professional Services Team recently visited Bryce Canyon, a spectacular natural wonder in our state.

Utah is known for its popular national parks. Two—Arches and Canyonlands—are found in the increasingly highly visited town of Moab. Zion National Park is accessible from Interstate 15 and just outside St. George. Bryce Canyon National Park is a few hours away from Zion.

“Bryce Canyon has 13 viewpoints where you can park your car and gaze into the orange and red rocks,” she said. “It took about three hours (to visit) so it’s an easy place to see if you are just passing through.”

The national park, located in southern central Utah, is known for its rock formations called “hoodoos,” a spire rock that has an easily eroded column and a more resistant cap. While Bryce Canyon doesn’t grace a license plate like Delicate Arch or have a hiking trail with the reputation of Zion’s Angel’s Landing, it does have postcard-worthy views.

After leaving the park, Abby and her husband saw a lesser-known point of interest—a taxidermy museum called Bryce Wildlife Adventure.

“The museum showcases exhibits with over 1,100 animals and insects from around the world. It wasn’t something that I was expecting when leaving the park, but it was an interesting surprise!” she said. “My favorite part was looking at the butterfly section.”

These are just two of the spots that Martin says she enjoys about where she lives.

“My husband and I love camping during the summer when we can. Utah has some amazing camping spots close to mountains, lakes, rivers and wildlife. Being able to get out of the city and into nature is one of the many highlights of living in the Beehive State.”

And why should someone reading this in New Jersey or Illinois consider visiting Utah?

“Utah is a hidden gem of a state in terms of nature. We have five national parks, skiing that can compare to the Swiss Alps, and numerous lakes where you can go boating and swimming,” Abby said. “So fly over to Utah, rent a Jeep and get out !”

If you do make it out this way, reach out to us. We’d love to meet you for coffee while you are here.