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Sightseeing in Utah - what to see. Complete travel guide

Union Pacific Depot in Salt Lake City 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.
Utah boasts a striking variety of landscapes and resort areas; a scenic state is rich in entertainment. Here there are beautiful parks for hiking and cycling and gorgeous ski resorts, as … 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 The great collection of historical documents, works of art and other artifacts telling about the history of the Mormons are kept there.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
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
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.
Salt Lake City Utah is a perfect region for active holidays. In summer, it is visited by fans of hiking tourism and cycling. There are also upscale riding centers on the territory of the state. In winter, there are excellent conditions for skiing. After the Olympic Games held in 2002, Salt Lake City has had a wonderful sports infrastructure.
This small state surprises its guests with a variety of amazing dining places. Absolutely every city of Utah has noteworthy restaurants. The vast part of diners is situated in Salt Lake … Open
Golden Spike is a unique tourist district. It is just impossible to look over all the attractions in just one day. Travelers with children should visit the local amusement park. Near it, there are excellent sites for swimming and sunbathing on the shore of the Big Lake.
In the district, there is the historical village of Gardner. Its visitors have an opportunity to learn about the natives’ way of living. Fans of history are offered to take a trip to the nearby district, Point Thanksgiving. Here, archaeologists have found valuable paleontological artifacts here. Now, you can take an excursion around the archaeological district. All the artifacts the archaeologists have found are stored in the local museum.
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
Utah is a real US leader in the number of national parks located on its territory. Every park has its own inimitable features. In the Zion Park, you can admire unique rocks. Some rocks resemble fabulous castles with their outlines. This natural park is distinguished by a diversity of natural landscapes. Here, you can walk along picturesque places and admire wonderful waterfalls and mountain rivers. The Zion Park is one of the “liveliest” in the USA. Over 70 special of mammals and over 280 bird species dwell here.
Bryce canyon The Capital Reef Park attracts travelers with its colorful rocks and gorges. Due to the high content of iron, manganese, and other minerals, the soil is colored in different shades of orange and red. The geological formations look very spectacular and change their color depending on the lighting at different times of the day. In the Nature Bridge Park, you can see incredibly beautiful canyons and natural bridges that are officially recognized as some of the most spectacular in the world.
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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

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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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