Utah’s “wide, open spaces” are a patchwork of scenic, recreational, and historic venues. Nearly 80 percent of the state is contained in blocks of land administered for public use by federal and state agencies. These Utah “parks” and “playgrounds” are enormous; sprawling; unforgettable. With five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, a national historic site, 45 state parks, and millions of acres of forests, deserts and grasslands, Utah abundantly contains some of the most beautiful creations under the skies. Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone-form the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer to the family wanting a relaxing getaway. Utah has something for everyone.