Utah is the 13th largest state located western United States. The capital city of Utah is Salt Lake City. Located in the US, the official language spoken is English. The state has grown to become a major tourist center over the years. This is mostly because of its mountainous regions and its snowy climate, making it a popular skiing destination.
The weather conditions in Utah vary immensely. The temperatures have a wide range, being extremely cold in winter and extremely hot in summer except in mountainous regions. In January temperatures range from 30 °F (−1 °C) to 55 °F (13 °C) and July from 85°F (29 °C) to 100 °F (38 °C). Temperatures drop below 0 °F (−18 °C) at times in the year.
The activities you can consider while in Utah are extensive such as visiting monuments and national parks, biking and most popular of all skiing. Utah is only behind California and Alaska on the list of most national parks in a state. Five of the most known national parks include; Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Arches.
Some must-visit monuments while in Utah are:
- Timpanogos Cave
- Rainbow Bridge
- Natural Bridges
- Grand Staircase-Escalante
- Cedar Breaks
This is not forgetting some of the best forests for hiking, biking or jogging; Uinta-Wasatch-Cache, Sawtooth, Manti-La Sal, Fishlake, Dixie, Caribou-Targhee and Ashley and recreational areas like Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Moab area, particularly Slickrock. is famed for its mountain biking trails and hosting the semi-annual Moab Jeep Safari.
Utah has gained a reputation as the ultimate skiing location since the 2002 Winter Olympics. Most of the all-inclusive ski resorts are found in northern Utah locations like Provo, Ogden, Park City and Salt Lake City. Highly rated all inclusive ski resorts include;
- Deer Valleyin Park City
- Brian Head Ski Resort near Cedar City
- Red Mountain in Park City, St George.
- Brighton Ski Resort
- Alta’s Rustler Lodge
- Copper Chase Condominiums
- Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
- Lakeside Resort Properties.
- Snowboard Ski and Summer Resort
- Utah Olympic Parkand Utah Olympic Oval where you can go bobsleigh, ski jumping, and speed skating.
The state is also known for its numerous cultural attractions, particularly in film. These include:
- Utah Shakespearean Festival
- DOCUTAH Film Festival
- Red Rock Film Festival
- Sundance Film Festival
- Temple Square (with over 5 million visitors annually)
The official currency is us Dollars (USD). The currency exchange rate estimations are as follows:
1 CAD = 0.774 USD
1 EURO = 0.888 USD
1 POUND = 0.789 USD