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Sightseeing in Utah - what to see. Complete travel guide

Among rocky mountains and spacious plateaus there is picturesque Utah. Its territory is full of attractions, unexpected contrasts and charm. There are always lots of tourists, some of whom fully devote their leisure to excursions, while others enjoy the splendor of nature. Salt Lake City is the capital of the state; the city is located next to one of the most famous natural attractions, Salt Lake. In the center of the capital there is the beautiful Salt Lake Temple built in the late 19th century. This religious landmark is one of the most important in the world. The building covers an area of 4 hectares; it is surrounded by the thick stone wall.
1. Travelers should take into account that they can get to Utah exclusively by plane; there are more than 30 airports across the state. There is only one international airport in Utah; it is … Open
As for other religious sites, it’s recommended to visit the Church History Museum. The great collection of historical documents, works of art and other artifacts telling about the history of the Mormons are kept there. Salt Lake also attracts thousands of tourists; this attraction is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
You should definitely visit the town of Springdale and the nearby Zion National Park. There are deep canyons, majestic waterfalls, rocky cliffs and untrodden forests on its territory. There are two national parks in suburbs of Moab - Canyonlands and Arches. The first is the largest in the state; even the famous Grand Canyon looks quite small comparing to it. Arches also occupy a large area and are characterized by unusual rocky landscape. These rocks feature reddish yellow shades and form a set of bizarre shapes - a real natural gallery. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
This multinational state has a lot of unusual cultural features that are represented in all spheres of life. A striking example is its multi-faceted culture of local cooking; Utah residents … Open
In the south-western part of the national park there is Bryce Canyon, which is a huge amphitheater of natural origin. Its formation lasted millions of years; this area is particularly impressive in winter. Those fond of history have to visit Wellsville mountain areas, where there are several major historical museums, as well as a real historical farm. This open-air museum has an area of about 130 hectares. Popular Snowbird - Three ski resorts are there too. Such a variety of landscapes, cities and resorts makes Utah an increasingly popular tourist region.
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National and city parks around Utah
♥   National Park 'Capitol Reef' , 107.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'Degrey' , 109.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Steep Mountain' , 145.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Canyonlands' , 152.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Utah from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bingham Canyon Mine

From the series “Giant artificial quarries of the planet”
The mine experienced a large landslide on April 10, 2013. Officially, no injuries were reported, but some large constructions and tens of pieces of costly equipment were smashed. After the landslide, the mining operations were suspended. Now the work continues as before. The Bingham Canyon Mine is owned by Rio Tinto company. … Read further

Delicate Arch

From the series “Incredible natural arches built by water and wind”
In 2000, an unpleasant incident occurred with a photographer Michael Fatali, who decided to make pictures of the arch at night and spread a fire under it. Under the influence of fire, the sandstone in the lower part lost its natural colour. For the damage caused to the national monument the photographer had to pay a fine of 10900 US dollars. Another scandal was associated with the name of the famous mountaineer Dean Potter. In May 2006, without a prior permission, he climbed the arch. There were obvious signs of using climbing equipment on the monument, but Potter's fault was not proved. … Read further
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