Utah Facts

Nickname: The Beehive State

Capital City: Salt Lake City

Statehood: January 4, 1896 – 45th

Area: 84,904 sq.mi. (219,901 sq.km.) – 13th

Population: 2,900,872 – 33rd (2013)

Counties: 29

National Parks: 5

National Monuments: 8

State Parks: 39

Bird: Ring-billed Gull

Flower: Sego lily

Tree: Quaking Aspen

Highest Point: Kings Peak – 13,528 ft (4,123 m)

Lowest Point: Beaver Dam Wash – 2180 feet (664 m)


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Best Season:Spring & Autumn
Popular Location: Arches NP, Monument Valley, Zion NP, Canyonlands NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Capitol Reef NP, Cedar Breaks NM, Natural Bridges NM

Utah Itineraries

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    A Week in Moab

    7 days

    This itinerary is sort of Moab’s greatest hits. It features everything from driving the scenic byways and exploring the museums, to hiking, mountain biking and river rafting.

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