Outdoor recreation contributes more than $12.3B to the economy, employs more than 110,000 people  and is the primary driver behind the tourism industry. Not only does Utah outdoor recreation create $737 million in state and local tax revenues, it is the reason for $3.9B in wages and salaries. Governor Herbert created Utah’s Office of Outdoor Recreation January 2013 as a result of the large contribution the industry plays in Utah’s economy. It is the first office of its kind in the country.


Our office aims to establish a nationwide recreation management standard, and ensure that the state’s natural assets can sustain economic growth for years to come. The private sector is a key partner in Utah’s success, and our state is committed to responsibly partnering with the business community.


Sep 04 2018
Sep 06 2018
Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

The energy at the summit is palpable and you need to be here! Over 500 stakeholders will come together to discuss ways to build Utah’s outdoor businesses, improve Utah’s outstanding resources and continue to build on our outdoor-focused quality of life.


Zermatt Resort
784 W Resort Dr.
Midway, UT 84049


Sep 04 12:00am - Sep 06 12:00am


Drop Us a Line

_Program Manager

Tara McKee

801-538-8686 tmckee@utah.gov

_Program Specialist

Rose Smith

801-538-8652 rosesmith@utah.gov


Danielle Haddad

(801) 538-8714 dhaddad@utah.gov

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