State #14: Straddling the State
I really wish that we could have seen a lot more of Utah than just the Four Corners area because it is really one of the most beautiful states in the nation. I drove through it once years ago and I have always wanted to go back. It really has amazing geography and plenty of outdoor activities. This time when we went, however, there weren't many activities going on at all. In fact, we were at the Four Corners all by ourselves. When we first pulled up, we kind of thought it was closed because there weren't more than 2 other cars in sight.
Turns out the souvenir shops hibernate in the winter. UGH!
Unfortunately for us, we didn't get to stay very long. We were on a rather short timetable to get back to Arizona (to see my Ducks play in the BCS National Championship!), so we never had much of a chance to venture deep into the state. In fact, we never went more than 20 feet into it. We only got a glimpse of it from the Four Corners area. The silver lining was that we had the entire thing to ourselves. Got some great shots right on top of the corners.
Of all the states that we have so far seen (which is now about 27 or so), Utah is the one that I want to return to the most. What we saw of Utah would be comparable to someone going to California and not seeing San Francisco or LA. We will be back!