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Snakes in Utah

Snakes in Utah

Great Basin Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus lutosus

Below are the snakes that may be in Utah. As we research and develop articles for each one, we will update the list.

Did you know that rattlesnakes are protected under Utah law, making it illegal to harass or kill one? They are an important part of Utah’s ecosystem and help keep the rodent population in check.

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Non-Venomous Snakes in Utah

  • Black-Necked Gartersnake Thamnophis Cyrtopsis
  • Coachwhip Masticophis Flagellum
  • Common Gartersnake Thamnophis Sirtalis
  • Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis Getula
  • Cornsnake Elaphe Guttata
  • Eastern Racer Coluber Constrictor
  • Glossy Snake Arizona Elegans
  • Gophersnake Pituophis Catenifer
  • Groundsnake Sonora Semiannulata
  • Long-Nosed Snake Rhinocheilus Lecontei
  • Many-Lined Skink Eumeces Multivirgatus
  • Milksnake Lampropeltis Triangulum
  • New Mexico Whiptail Aspidoscelis Neomexicana
  • Nightsnake Hypsiglena Torquata
  • Plateau Striped Whiptail Aspidoscelis Velox
  • Ring-Necked Snake Diadophis Punctatus
  • Rubber Boa Charina Bottae
  • Smith’s Black-Headed Snake Tantilla Hobartsmithi
  • Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys Vernalis
  • Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis Pyromelana
  • Spiny Softshell Apalone Spinifera
  • Spotted Leaf-Nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus Decurtatus
  • Striped Whipsnake Masticophis Taeniatus
  • Terrestrial Gartersnake Thamnophis Elegans
  • Tiger Whiptail Aspidoscelis Tigris
  • Western Lyresnake Trimorphodon Biscutatus
  • Western Patch-Nosed Snake Salvadora Hexalepis
  • Western Threadsnake Leptotyphlops Humilis

Venomous Snakes in Utah

Note, I have references that the Green Prairie (Prairie) Rattlesnake Crotalus Viridis Viridis is in Utah but I need to research further to see if they have migrated to the state.

Snakes in Utah