Great Salt Lake - Photo: Lauren Hunt 11 Photos You Can Only Take in Utah By Davidesp 01/26/2014 Salt Lake City News Need a break from your post-Christmas, seasonal affective disorder induced haze? Or maybe you need to get out of the literal toxic haze that hangs over the Salt Lake Valley this time of year? Grab a camera and head beyond the city limits to these 11 picturesque destinations in and around Utah. A couple of these straddle the Utah/Arizona border, or are just across the border (#11). This article was originally titled "11 Photos You Should Take While You Live in Utah," which was more accurate. 10 points to everyone who pointed that out in the comments. 1. Bonneville Salt Flats http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/10641077173_79fbca3e4e_o.jpg Bonneville Salt Flats: Pretty much anytime you’ve seen a white flat desert in anything, it was shot an hour and a half away from SLC on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Known for record breaking speeds, the ancient remains of Lake Bonneville give you a variety of unique photo opportunities from pure white canvas to a surreal reflective watery dreamland. 2. Angels Landing http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaselindberg/4424013020/ Angels Landing: If you can get over holding onto a chain to keep from falling to your death, and your knees don’t buckle next to the sheer drop offs, your rewards at the end of this hike are a story you will tell for the rest of your life AND the best shot available in Zion National Park. 3. Bryce Canyon http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/04/22/GA2010042203184.html Bryce Canyon: Imagine you're walking inside a postcard. That’s basically what Bryce Canyon is. A real life postcard. Also, you might find that its “hoodoos” bear an uncanny resemblance to a certain Disneyland favorite. 4. Delicate Arch & Balanced Rock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deansouglass/5276217330/ Delicate Arch & Balanced Rock: TWO FOR ONE! On the way to the Delicate Arch (probably the most iconic of all natural wonders in Utah), you can act like you’re holding up the southwest’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at Balanced Rock. 5. Dead Horse Point http://www.panoramio.com/photo/41489373 Dead Horse Point: If you can navigate your way through the maze of farm roads in between Moab and Dead Horse Point, you'll find a tremendous photo-op. The Point overlooks Canyonlands National Park, a tributary to the Grand Canyon cut by the Colorado River. 6. The Wave http://www.flickr.com/photos/coulombic/3472552682/in/gallery-marylenalynx-72157626129958973/ The Wave: A shot of this Dr. Seuss-like canyon on the border of Arizona and Utah is widely coveted by everyone with a DSLR. If you’re lucky enough to have your name pulled from the nearly 80-to-1 lottery, you’ll get a once in a lifetime photo experience. 7. The Alpine Loop http://www.flickriver.com/places/United States/Utah/Mutual Dell/ The Alpine Loop: During the fleeting period that Utah calls fall, the Alpine Loop is in its prime for one to two weeks tops. If you hit it just right, it’s the perfect escape for those east coast transplants who crave more than the lackluster fall Utah can usually provide. 8. Four Corners Lauren Hunt Four Corners: Snap a photo that says, “Take that, A Walk to Remember! I’ve been in four places at once.” I know what you're saying to yourself: "Oh, I could take this photo from 3 other states." And you would be right. But nobody likes a know it all. Side note: for years, the four corners monument was 2.5 miles off and nobody noticed, so if you went as a kid, your childhood memories are a lie. 9. Monument Valley http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorkovalenko/8420350453/sizes/l/ Monument Valley: Spanning the UT/AZ border, you may recognize this from anytime anyone has ever been lost in the southwest in any movie, ever. So smudge some mud on your face, wrap a t-shirt on your head, and act like you're hallucinating from dehydration. 10. Goblin Valley http://www.flickr.com/photos/72213316@N00/5288962645/ Goblin Valley: Veteran of Hollywood blockbusters and one recent Boy Scout attack. Enjoy the views, snap some photos, but always leave it better than you found it. 11. Antelope Canyon http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/5951674773/ Antelope Canyon (technically in Arizona): OK, in fairness, this is across the border in Page, Arizona. But it's really, really close, and it felt wrong to leave it out. You’ve seen this wind and water hewn slot canyon everywhere - commercials, movies, in shop windows in Park City. Tucked away near Kanab, Utah, this canyon’s otherworldly formations and light shows lend themselves to introspective wallpapers and motivational posters. Subscribe to get the best Salt Lake City stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!