With five national parks, seven
monuments, two national recreational areas, a national
site and over forty (40) state parks, Utah abundantly contains some of
the most beautiful creations under the sky. A masterpiece of
natural beauty, Utah's sculptured terrain inspires its visitors.
This spectacular state is centered in
heart of the American West, with the majestic splendor of the giant
Rocky Mountains, the colorful canyon lands of the Colorado Plateau, and
the remote desert ranges of the Great Basin. The geology of
region takes an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Utah's landscape
is filled with natural wonders. This spectacular state possesses a
patchwork of varied canyon country, rugged mountain ranges, desserts,
valleys, lakes, rivers, forests, national and state parks, salt flats,
old mining towns and bright city lights.
Utah has something for everyone.
impressive and varied landscape are countless hidden treasures and
joyful experiences that appeal to everyone - from the rugged,
solitude-seeking explorer to the whole family wanting a relaxing winter
or summer getaway. Its four-season climate is stimulating and healthy
and is also diverse as Utah's natural wonders. Low humidity and lots of
sunshine are two favorable aspects of Utah's weather. Spring tends to
be unpredictable - wet and windy one day and sunny and calm the next
day; the deserts are at their greenest then. Summer usually draws the
largest crowds for festivals, water sports and family vacations. Fall
brings a beautiful array of vibrant colors, changing leaves and fine
weather until the snow line begins. Winter snowfalls provide
excellent skiing and add beauty to the landscape.
Utah was proud host of the
Olympic Winter Games, and it is not just the Olympic athletes
can enjoy Utah's winter or summer venues. Utah's world class alpine
courses, cross-country trails, ice sheets and luge runs are open to the
public and both serious athletes and casual visitors are invited.
Utah is grand, spacious and sublime, a
of wild adventures and
ancient myths. The Utes and the Navajo tribes lived across the area
before the arrival of explorers, mountain men and pioneer settlers.
Utah covers 84,900 square miles with a population of
2,246,563. Utah's neighboring states are Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
Utah became America's 45th State on
4, 1896. Since then, people
of varied ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds have made Utah
their home. - drawn by the state's beauty and economic opportunities.
The state's capital is Salt Lake City
host city for the 2002 Olympic
Winter Games). The majority of Utah's residents live along the area
locally known as "The Wasatch Front" and its route around
and other beautiful smaller cities like Ogden, Provo, Park City etc.
The Salt Lake's dinning and nightlife are thriving with plenty to do
and see to satisfy your appetite for food and culture.
Visit Utah for a truly unique,
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