Look out for the new Lonely Planet magazine competition in their March edition out now…
The Utah Office of Tourism, with United Airlines and Lonely Planet Magazine are offering a reader of the magazine and guest a 12-day road trip to enjoy the adventure, breathtaking scenery, history and culture of Utah.
The prize includes flights to Salt Lake City, 12 day’s car hire and 11 night’s accommodation, as well as optional activities with an experienced guide.
Highlights of the prize include Salt Lake City, Davis County, and a day on Antelope Island State Park, which offers hiking and biking trails, and is home to bison, antelope, and a variety of bird-life.
If you win, you will see the wild sculptures of stone that make up Arches National Park, with the greatest concentration of sandstone arches in the world.
In Moab, you’ll find the two day water rafting adventure on the Colorado river totally exhilarating and you’ll be in the expert hands of Tag-A-Long Expeditions navigating a 100 miles through Canyonlands National Park.
Next stop Bluff, founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880, and then on to the setting for more Western films than any other state in the US, Monument Valley.
As you head south through Utah you will come to Lake Powell via Goosenecks State. Lake Powell is a massive man made lake of great beauty where you can sail to Antelope Canyon.
As you start to head back north towards Salt Lake City, you’ll come to Zion National Park with its famous Narrows – a 16-mile natural corridor cut through the rock by the Virgin River. Take a half-day hike over boulders and through rock chimneys, and for the brave-hearted, abseil down a slot canyon (optional).
Bryce Canyon National Park, a park of stone steeples that is unique in the world can be viewed on foot or on horseback.
And finally, the winner and guest will spend a couple of days in Park City, a world-class ski resort and popular with hikers and bikers during summer. Explore some of the 150 miles of public trails or more of the region by car before you head home.
United Airlines is providing two economy return tickets to the winner and guest. They offer daily services from London Heathrow to Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, Utah. For further information visit www.unitedairlines.com or call 08458 444 777.
Visit www.lonelyplanet.com/magazine to enter the competition and for full terms and conditions.