Fred, it sounds as if you would be better off going with someone else and setting up after they shoot their images.
If you can't find great variety, interesting locations and excellent images in Northern Utah on your own you are hopeless, at least for the forseeable future.
The Northern end of Utah is loaded with great locations. Great scenery and a lot of easy to get to places where you are seldom bothered while making images that are more than worth the effort getting to them.
Take a workshop from Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee and you might get an inkling of what is available right at your front door. Then get out takingsome original photos and quit waiting for the chance at the same old stuff over and over and over again.
Grouse Creek and Lynn to Park Valley & Kelton to Garden City and Sage Creek Junction to Vernal and the Uintah Basin Northern Utah is a paradise of excellent photo locations even for those who insist in shooting the same old stuff over and over and over again. If you are somewhat creative you will never run out of photo opportunities just around Great Salt Lake itself much less the rest of Northern Utah.
If you can't find good locations on your own you can always stop at the Visitors Center by The Salt Palace and buy some Postcards. While you are there go to the Art Center and sign up for Rodger Newbolds series of photo classes and learn to do it right, from the ground up. His series and the photo program they have is more than worth the cost.
If you aren't seeing good photos where you are the problem is not your location.