• Capital » Salt Lake City
    • also largest city w/ 200,544 population (2017)

Facts

  • Population » 3,271,616 (2020)
  • Religion » Latter-day Saints (Mormans) 55% (2014)

Geography

  • Area » 219,887 km(84,899 sq mi)
  • Utah is a state in the the western United States. It is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west and it touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.
  • Highest elevation » (Kings Peak) 4,120.3 m (13,534 ft)
  • Lowest elevation » (Beaver Dam Wash) 664.4 m (2,180 ft)
Utah location in the United States

Utah location in the United States

Maps

Tourism

  • Tourism is a major industry in Utah, and the state relies heavily on income from travellers visiting the state’s parks and ski resorts.
  • Utah official tourism site

Things to Do and See

  • 5 National Parks
    • Arches National Park (Utah Tourism)
    • Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah Tourism)
    • Canyonlands (Utah Tourism)
      • $30 private vehicle access fee good for seven days
      • Off road Four-wheel driving requires special permit
      • Canyonlands is a desert, but it’s a high desert, which means that things can get cold and temps can swing 40 degrees in a single day. So know before you go: Check the weather report, bring layers and plan your trip in advance. April, May, September, and October are best times to visit.
    • Capitol Reef National Park (Utah Tourism)
    • Zion National Park (National Geographic)
      • Vehicles are restricted to established roads within Zion, and most of the roads are paved.
  • 45 state parks
    • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park near Kanab (Utah Tourism)
  • The Moab area, in the southeastern part of the state, is known for its challenging mountain biking trails, and hosts the famous Moab Jeep Safari semiannually.

Resources

This page was last updated on 2021.06.15 by Robert Vinet