It is an uncommon plant of the United States' desert southwest, in the states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California.Varieties of the species include the Nevada agave and Kaibab agave.Agave utahensis is a species of agave known by the common name Utah agave.
Agave utahensis is a rosette-shaped agave having blue-green sharp-spiked leaves.
The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of 4 m (12 ft). It is generally yellow or yellow-green with bulbous yellow flowers. The fruits are capsules 1 to 3 centimeters long and containing black seed.
The plant was used for food and fiber by local Native American peoples such as the Havasupai. Among the Navajo, the plant is used to make blankets.