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The state of Utah located in the western United States. It was the 45th state admitted into the union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 88 percent of Utah's 2,500,000 people, known as "Utahns," live in an urban concentration known as the Wasatch Front, centered by Salt Lake City.
In contrast, vast expanses of the state are nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized state in the U.S. Approximately 62 percent of Utah's inhabitants claim membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, greatly influencing Utah's culture and More...
Zion National Park is a United States National Park that is located in southern Utah. The park was established in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument and became Zion National Park in 1919. The park protects the incredible rock formations of Zion Canyon, but is also a favorite spot for hiking and backpacking.
Mormon pioneers arrived in Zion in 1863 when Isaac Behunin built the first log cabin More...
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Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city of Utah, a state located in the United States. It is one of the largest cities in the Southwest region of the United States. It lies in a valley (sometimes called the "Wasatch Front") located between the Wasatch Range to the east, and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west, the traditional eastern edge of the Great Basin. Salt Lake City is well-known as the center More...
||Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park is a United States National Park that is located in southern Utah. It is divided into three districts not connected by roads interior to the park: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. The Island in the Sky offers sweeping vistas over the lower two districts, and seems to be largely geared toward that. The Needles and the Maze are the more rugged, backcountry districts that offer More...
The park is a Mecca for hikers. The Joint Trail is a particularly famous trail due to the unique terrain through which it passes, although nearly all of the park's trails lead through unique geological areas.
Islands in the Sky District
• Aztec Butte Trail (2 mi / 3 km round-trip). This trail ascends 225 ft / 69 m up a slick rock dome to some ancestral Puebloan granaries and outstanding views of Taylor Canyon.
• Grand View Point Trail (2 mi / 3 km round-trip). This trail offers More...
Logan is a fair-sized town and is growing rapidly, located in the Cache Valley region of northern Utah. The town is home to Utah State University, a state school with approximately 20,000 students. Logan offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including some excellent hiking, mountain biking, sport climbing, kayaking, fly-fishing, and skiing. Luckily, Logan remains relatively undiscovered, so many of these activities can be experienced in far less crowded conditions than those found in other, similar areas of the US.Activities
Hike the Wind Caves More...