In 2015, my son and I went on an adventure to Bryce Canyon. We stayed at a hotel not too far from the entrance of the park, but spent most of our time hiking the trails. Bryce Canyon is beautiful red rock country, carved from limestone, dolomite, siltstone and mud-stone layers, that eroded away over millions of years. The view below is a panoramic image of Sunset Point.
Bryce Canyon is about a 4 hour drive, South of Salt Lake City and from Bryce Canyon, you can drive Highway 12, which offers views of Escalante and Kodachrome Basin State Park, as well as an Indian museum along the way. It makes for a good weekend getaway.