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: 75

Bird: Ring-billed Gull

Flower: Sego lilly

Tree: Quaking Aspen

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

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

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Popular LocationsZion NP, Arches NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Canyonlands NP, Capitol Reef NP, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Cedar Breaks NM, Natural Bridges NM, Great Salt Lake

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