• Utah’s new luxury properties: Amangiri near Lake Powell and St. Regis and the Waldorf Astoria in Park City.
• Patchwork Parkway: Known Route 143 been designated a National Scenic Byway. It is Utah's second-highest paved road, with an elevation of 3,221 metres at Cedar Breaks; and the steepest paved state road, with a maximum grade of 13 per cent, climbing 1,402 metres in over 29 kilometres from Parowan to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Southern Utah.
• Church History Library, Temple Square: Features freezing storage vaults, public reading areas, and artifacts and records pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its state-of-the-art Conservation Lab is equipped to repair, restore and stabilize books, documents and photographs. Open to the public. Salt Lake City.
• Temple Square: Include the world’s largest genealogical library, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Church History Museum, Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle and Assembly Hall. Salt Lake City.
• Five National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion are gateways to red rock and canyon country.
• Thirteen Mountain Resorts: In northern and southwestern Utah, ski, snowboard and snowshoe in winter; bike and hike in summer.
• Antelope Island State Park: Situated on an island on Great Salt Lake. Home to one of the largest free-roaming herds of bison in the U.S., pronghorn antelope, deer and a wide variety of birds.
• Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge: Home to thousands of shorebirds living along the Great Salt Lake. State-of-the-art visitor and education centre, bird watching opportunities. Brigham City.
• This Is The Place Heritage Park: Features the Heritage Village Living History Experience –period villages demonstrating crafts, trades and home-making skills typical of 19th-century Utah. Salt Lake City.
• Bonneville Salt Flats: Home to the “World of Speed” races. Miller Motorsports Park hosts some of the most prestigious car and motorcycle racing series in the world. Salt Lake City.
• Utah Golf: Wide range of scenery and conditions, ranging from high elevation tracks to challenging desert conditions. Salt Lake Valley alone is home to more than 40 courses, 30 less than an hour’s drive from downtown. The Red Rock Golf Trail is a collection of nine courses. Golf Wasatch offers the state’s only mountain golf destination advance reservation system on five Heber Valley courses.
Park City• The Greatest Snow On Earth: Utah has 13 world-class ski resorts offering 10,500 hectares of skiable terrain and an average of 1,250 centimetres of light, dry powder yearly. Downhill/boarding areas include Beaver Mountain in Logan; Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, and Wolf Mountain in Ogden Canyons; Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons and Deer Valley Resort in the Park City area; Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton, Alta and Snowbird in the Salt Lake Canyons; Sundance near Provo; and Brian Head Resort near Cedar City. Cross-country and Nordic skiing areas include Sherwood Hills, White Pine Touring Center, The Viking Yurt, Solitude Nordic Center, Alta Nordic Center, The Homestead Cross-country Ski Center, Sundance Nordic Center, Best Western Ruby’s Inn, Brian Head Resort, Duck Creek Village, National Forest Ski Areas, La Sal Mountain area and Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park.
• Utah Shakespearean Festival (June-October), Cedar City.
• Festival of the American West (Year-round), Wellsville.
• Park City International Music Festival (July-August), Park City and Salt Lake City.
• Utah State Fair (September), Salt Lake City.
• St. George: Gateway to national parks and monuments. Historic Pine Valley features the oldest surviving Mormon chapel; Santa Clara – Jacob Hamblin’s home; St. George – Brigham Young’s winter home.
• Salt Lake City: Everything from the Utah Symphony, Ballet West and Utah Opera to Utah Jazz basketball.
• Moab: Adventure central for rafting, mountain biking and four-wheel driving. • Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum: Remains of an ancient Pueblo village with six distinct habitation and ceremonial complexes. Blanding.
• Soldier Hollow Golf Course: 36-hole Olympic course with upper “Gold” championship course and lower “Silver” course. Wasatch Mountain State Park.
• American West Heritage Center: History of the Old West with mountain men, pioneers, and Native Americans. Wellsville.
• Trail of the Ancients: The Byway is dotted with ancient Native American remnants, historic and natural attractions. Bluff.
Did You Know?
State Motto: Industry
State Flower: Sego Lily
State Bird: California Seagull
Region: MOUNTAIN WEST
America’s Byways: Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway, Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway, Highway 12 – An All-American Road, Logan Canyon Scenic Byway, Nebo Loop Scenic Byway, The Energy Loop: Huntington & Eccles Canyons Scenic Byways, Trail of the Ancients, and Patchwork Parkway.
Direct Flights: Delta Air Lines
Sales Tools: Utah Travel Guide (also available online)
Info: Utah Office of Tourism
(801) 538-1030, 1-800-200-1160