10 Most Instagram-worthy Places to Visit In Utah


In the age of social media, getting the perfect picture while on your RV rental road trip is almost as important as the experience itself. If you’re looking for your next picture-worthy destination in the American Southwest, we’ve got your back. Whether you’re into photographing scenic landscapes, fabulous architecture or modern indoor spaces, these top places to visit in Utah are sure to earn you a follower, or two. 

Bonneville Salt Flats

A barren piece of desert may not seem like the perfect photo opp. But in the case of the Bonneville Salt Flats, the white, salty ground seems to go on for forever, creating a unique backdrop. 

Insider Tip: if you visit the Salt Flats at sunset, the multicolored sky appears even more vibrant against the solid, pale ground. 

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Brigham Young University Museum of Art

If you aren’t really the outdoorsy type, an art museum might be more your speed for your next Instagram post. BYU is known for its beautiful campus, and its museum of art is no exception. Featuring striking exhibits and installations, this museum will set an artistic mood for your next Instagram photo shoot. 

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Canyonlands National Park

Divided into four separate divisions, the Canyonlands National Park is so large and diverse, you’d probably need to take multiple trips to document it all! With beautiful deserts, striking buttes and cooling rivers coupled with changing weather, you’re sure to capture something unique during your visit. Take advantage of the camping options available in the park and nearby. 

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Temple Square

Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Temple Square features 35 acres of stunning architecture, beautiful gardens and vibrant art. Possibly one of the most photographed buildings in the state is the Salt Lake City Temple. Considered one of the grandest buildings in the U.S., it is also the largest of all LDS temples, making it a prominent photo destination for people from all backgrounds and faiths. 

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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

This water reserve not only provides plenty of opportunities for landscape photo ops, it also offers plenty of chances for action shots as well. With boating, waterskiing, fishing and hiking, you can take adventure shots all day long. Make a weekend trip out of it with this nearby RV campground

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Rugged Grounds

If you’re looking to snap that trendy, drinking-coffee-all-day photo, look no further than Rugged Grounds in Provo. Built completely out of reclaimed materials, this eclectic coffee shop serves up fresh brew and good eats, all worthy of an Instagram post. Located at the Boxcar Studios, you can also see local artists and musicians on the regular. 

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Monument Valley

Known as Monument Valley, this stretch of red sand desert runs across the Utah-Arizona border. Made famous by the many western films shot here, travelers can’t help but stop on the side of the road to take a photo or two. The tall, sandstone buttes are in stark contrast to the relatively flat desert, making it a picturesque backdrop. 

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Bridal Veil Falls

This 607-foot waterfall is a foolproof photo opportunity. Even the most novice of photographers are sure to get a beautiful shot of this prominent landmark in Provo Canyon. Bridal Veil Falls trail is open year round, which means you can even score photos of the falls covered in snow in the winter. 

Insider Tip: Don’t miss other beautiful hiking opportunities nearby, like the Provo River Parkway Trail

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Salt Lake City Public Library

Designed by internationally recognized architect Moshe Safdie, the Salt Lake City Library has been recognized as one of the most architecturally unique buildings in the state.  While many libraries can feel dark and heavy, the abundance of natural light in this library’s design makes it an ideal location to snap a new profile pic or do a portrait session. 

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Zion National Park

When it comes to great places to photograph, Zion National Park is in a class all its own. Featuring stunning waterfalls on the Emerald Pools trail and rocky terrain at Angel’s Landing, it’s like visiting multiple locations in one park. Just be sure to pack your patience, as wait times to head out onto popular trails can be long during peak season. 

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Do It For The ‘Gram

These locations are ready and waiting for you to photograph and explore in your RV rental in Utah. Share your adventures with us by following us on social media (@cruiseamericarv) and use #BeThereNow for a potential feature.