1. The Gateway in Salt Lake CityAbout: Once a dying retail mall, the Gateway is now undergoing a rebirth. Where to Get the Photo Op: The mall’s two pop-up exhibits, “Dreamscapes” and “Love Letters,” have an admissions price to capture that perfect photo. “Dreamscapes” is $15, and “Love Letters” is $12 to $16.50. But you can also grab a selfie near rainbow-colored stairs or in front of Donovan Mitchell’s likeness along a pedestrian bridge.
2. Delicate Arch in Arches National ParkAbout: Standing 46 feet high and 32 feet wide, Delicate Arch is the largest free-standing arch in Arches National Park. Where to Get the Photo Op: When you arrive in Arches National Park, drive to the Wolfe Ranch parking lot and hike to the arch. To make the arch look more prominent in your photo, walk down the slope in front of it and position Delicate Arch in the center of your photo. You’ll be the envy of everyone on Instagram!
3. Bonneville Salt FlatsAbout: The densely packed salt landscape is the remnants of the ancient Lake Bonneville.Where to Get the Photo Op: Head over to the rest area off Interstate 80 and walk out onto the Salt Flats. You can even drive onto the Salt Flats when they’re dry. You’ll be in the middle of a white terrain with nothing but the rising mountains in the background.
4. Forrest Gump Point in Monument ValleyAbout: Monument Valley has been the backdrop for many films over the decades. It’s probably most famous for the scene in which Forrest Gump has had enough running. Where to Get the Photo Op: You can visit Forrest Gump Point easily just off Highway 163. There are pull-offs on both sides of the road. If there are no cars on the road, step out in the center to capture the deep landscape of the road disappearing into the mesas far in the background.
5. Angels Landing Trail in Zion National ParkAbout: The Angels Landing Trail isn’t for the faint of heart. If you don’t like heights, this might be a photo op you just have to skip. Where to Get the Photo Op: The hike is about five miles round-trip. It’s strenuous and narrow. But when you get about half a mile from the summit and at the summit itself, the view of Zion Canyon will take your breath away.