The 45th state of the United States, and 13th by land size (over 5 times bigger than Switzerland), Utah is one of the most fascinating parts of America.
The Name Utah, comes from the Ute Tribe (people of the mountains). There’s a lot of native history in Utah, with about 8 reservations within the state as well as a multitude of sacred Indian areas.
Utah is also one of the fastest growing states in the Union. Many years ago it was hard to know many folks who knew of Utah (beyond it’s Mormon history), but these days people are flocking to its great weather, world class cities and skiing, and incredible outdoors.
There are 5 National Parks, several National Monuments and Historic Sites in the State. The famous “Utah Big 5” National Parks are some of the most sought after for people to visit. And for good reasons, the diversity of the nature and landscape will leave you awestruck. Beyond this, much of the state is state and federal land, so there’s no end to the places to visit. And as such, much of the land is accessible only by foot, bike, or off-road vehicle.
|Statehood||January 4, 1896|
|Area||84,899 sq mi|
|Capital||Salt Lake City|
|Largest City||Salt Lake City|
Cities in Utah
There are several large and small cities of note within Utah. The following are some of its largest and/or most interesting to explore.
|Salt Lake City||200,000|
National Park Posts
Utah has 5 National Parks. Several of the most incredible parks in the world are located within the borders of Utah. Even more so, there are several National Monuments, Historic Site, and More to explore. These National Park Service administered sites can take a lifetime to fully explore.
Overall Utah Posts
Check out some of our Favorite Overall Posts from Utah. From Great Things to do in the Cities, to world class ski areas, fossils, salt flats, parks, and more. If there’s something else you are looking for, let us know. We’ll work to add the content here as well.