Utah's mountains, desert terrain, and red rock formations, located in the heart of America's Mountain West, offer a wide range of attractions for you to discover. Scenic vistas and panoramas are found around every corner as you enjoy activities, including hiking, mountain biking, river running, fishing, bird watching, golfing, or skiing at our 14 ski resorts featuring The Greatest Snow on Earth®. In winter, as much as 500 inches of powder falls in Utah's mountains. Utah is "Life Elevated!"
Many have been drawn to Utah's diversity and beauty. Native Americans, frontiersmen, Mormon pioneers, miners, cowboys, filmmakers, and others have contributed to a rich, colorful history. Utah is home to five national parks, 43 state parks, six national forests, seven national monuments, two recreation areas, one national historic site, and 26 national and local scenic byways. Elevation ranges from 2,200 feet to over 13,000 feet.
In addition to the state's outdoor adventures, we invite you to enjoy our world-class dining, spas, golf courses, shopping, historic sites, and year-round events. Visit the venues of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games that remain open to the public. In the Salt Lake area, sports enthusiasts can enjoy NBA basketball (Utah Jazz), minor league baseball (Salt Lake Bees), or professional hockey (Utah Grizzlies).
You are sure to find something do in any one of Utah's four distinct seasons. Utah has a symphony, opera, ballet, and numerous theatre and dance companies. Galleries across the state showcase compelling visual arts collections. Events range from the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi in the spring to the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City in the summer to Oktoberfest at Snowbird in the fall to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City in the winter. Enjoy Utah's pioneer heritage in July during the annual Days of '47 in Salt Lake City, which includes parades, concerts, and a rodeo. Music lovers will enjoy the Utah Festival Opera in Logan in the summer or the Moab Music Festival in September. In October, Antelope Island State Park hosts the annual Bison Roundup. During the holidays, visitors can take in the thousands of lights on historic Temple Square. Visit www.nowplayingutah.com for event listings.
Utah represents the best of both the Rocky Mountains and the Desert Southwest. For more information to plan your Utah vacation, go to www.visitutah.com or call 800-200-1160.
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