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Utah - Arches National Park - North Window - j.k. photo

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Practicals

Transport

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Utah - Arches National Park - Devil's Garden - Elter photo

Utah - easy riders - Elter photo

Public safety

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Utah - Hill Aerospace Museum - Rockwell B-1 Lancer, a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber - Elter photo

Background

Utah - Salt Lake City - Utah State Capitol Building (parliament) - Elter photo

Utah - Salt Lake City - Utah State Capitol Building - rotunda with painted murals - Elter photo

Destination in brief

Utah is a southwestern state in the United States. Neighboring states: Idaho, Wyoming (north), Colorado (east), Arizona (south), Nevada (west).

The name Utah comes from the name of an indigenous Indian tribe called Ute. Uute means the people of the mountains.

Size: 219,887 km²  (84,898 mi²)

Capital: Salt Lake City

Population of Utah (in 2020): 3.2 million

60% of Utah's population is Mormon (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). (2020)

Utah has 5 national parks: Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef.

Geography

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Utah - landscape - Elter photo

Utah - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - l.j. photo

Climate

Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons to visit Utah. It can be up to 40C (104F) in summer and cold in winter.

History

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Utah - Brigham Young (1801-1877), a crucial figure in Mormonism - ,,the American Moses" - Elter photo

Utah - Hurricane City - Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum - Elter photo

People

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Utah - Mormon bride - Elter photo

Utah - Mormon newlyweds - Elter photo

Utah - Native American folklore - Elter photo

Utah - Native American look - Elter photo

Utah - easy rider - Elter photo

Utah - easy rider couple - Elter photo

Gastronomy

Jell-O (a variety of fruit-flavored gelatin dessert) is a kind of official state food in Utah due to its immense popularity.

Attractions

Zion National Park


Within the park, buses are departing from the visitor center, and this is a convenient solution.
Many visitors undertake hiking in the shallow riverbed of the Virgin River. You can rent rubber boots in the park for this. According to many, this excursion is an incredible experience.


Utah - Zion Canyon from Angel's Landing - k.s. photo

Utah - Zion Canyon - Virgin River - k.s. photo

Utah - Zion Canyon in rainy time - k.s. photo

Utah - Zion NP - Checkerboard Mesa - Elter photo

Canyonlands National Park

Utah - Canyonlands National Park - Elter

Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah - Bryce Canyon - k.s. photo

Utah - Bryce Canyon - the so-called hoodoo formations - Elter photo

Twins of Navajo

Utah - Bluff - Twin Rocks Trading Post - Twins of Navajo - Elter photo

Salt Lake City

Population (in 2020): 213,000

Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Utah - Salt Lake City - Mormon Temple - the most sacred church of the Mormons - Elter photo

Salt Lake City - Mormon Conference Center (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center) - Elter photo

Ogden

Moab

Red Canyon

Utah - Red Canyon - Elter photo

Arches National Park

Utah - Arches National Park - Three Gossips - Elter photo

Utah - Arches National Park - North and South Window arches - Elter photo

Utah - Arches National Park - Organ Rock - Elter photo

Utah - Arches National Park - Park Avenue - Elter photo

Utah - Arches NP - Balanced Rock - Elter photo

Utah - Arches National Park - Delicate Arch - j.k. photo

Park City

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