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Also known as the Beehive State, Utah residents relate the beehive
symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance.
The state capital of Utah is Salt Lake City.
About Utah -
Find out more about Utah before you travel there.
The Mormon leader told his followers, "This is the right
place," on July 24th, 1847.
built in 1855, was the Salt Lake City home of Brigham Young. Discover how Brigham Young
and his family lived in the 1800s, during a free 30-minute tour of the Beehive House.
The international headquarters of the
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is the Salt Lake City's major landmark.
Attracting close to 5 million people annually, Temple Square is Salt Lake's biggest
attraction and one of the major tour sites of the West.
The Bryce Canyon National Park, near Panguitch, is nature's sculpture. The pink and red
limestone spires have been chiselled out over the centuries by wind and water.
Utah State Parks:
Find a State Park in Utah from the map or alphabetical listings.
To Brigham Young the area around the Virgin River, in the south-west corner of Utah, was
very nice, but not Zion.
Spiritual Centre of the Colorado Plateau. People from all over the world come to Moab to
enjoy the breathtaking scenery and partake in the endless opportunities to meet nature one
on one. From mountain biking to white-water rafting, hiking, climbing and camping the
options for outdoor recreation and beautiful views are limitless.
Utah gets its name from the early Ute people of the
States neighbouring Utah are:
New Mexico and
Half of the State of Utah is spread out on the Colorado plateau, 1,200
metres above sea level, where minimalist landscape photographers will enjoy the variety of
shapes and colours in changing light conditions.
The Colorado River has beautifully carved many gorges and canyons, as
it twists and turns through the soft sedimentary rock of the plateau.
An excellent example is the Meander Canyon in
Dead Horse Point State Park,
in eastern Utah.
Nature rises and falls dramatically in Utah, with King's Peak top of
the ranges at 4,123 metres. The state is an ideal location for winter sports enthusiasts.
Those seeking solitude can also have plenty of that, and it is not
without reason that the Mormons originally set themselves up here in 1846-1847, when it
was still a part of Mexico.
The Go Utah Travel and Recreation Guide provides more than 1,200 pages of travel
information about Utah covering more than 55 destinations.
The official site of the Utah Travel Council. Plan your trip to Utah with things to do and
places to see.
The Government of Utah opens its virtual door to visitors.
Tread Lightly, Leave no Trace
1. Tread lightly when travelling and leave no trace of your
camping. Drive and ride only on roads and trails where such travel is allowed. Hike only
on established trails, on rock, or in washes. Camp at designated sites or, where allowed,
at previously used sites. Avoid placing tents on top of vegetation and use a camp stove
instead of making a campfire. Unless signs indicate otherwise, leave gates open or closed
as you find them.
2. Help keep Canyon Country clean. Pack out your trash and recycle
it, cleanup after less thoughtful visitors, and dispose of human waste properly.
3. Protect and conserve scarce desert water sources. Camp at least
50 feet from isolated water sources to allow for wildlife access. Where possible, carry
your own drinking water. Leave potholes undisturbed and wash well away from pools and
4. Allow space for wildlife. When encountering wildlife, maintain
your distance and remain quiet. Teach children not to chase or pickup animals. Keep
pets under control.
5. Leave historic sites, Native American rock art, ruins, and
artefacts untouched for the future. Admire rock art from a distance and never touch it.
Stay out of ruins, leave artefacts in place, and report violations.
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