Places to Visit: Salt Lake City Utah

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Salt Lake City Utah

Salt Lake City not only has amenities of a big city, but also offers access to many national parks, ski areas, and smaller mountain towns, including Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Approximately 275 miles, or 5 hours driving time, to Jackson Hole
  • Accessed by international airport (SLC) or two major interstates (I-80 and I-15)
  • Within day's drive of five national parks
  • Lies at base of Wasatch, offering access to world-class skiing, biking, and climbing
  • Home of Mormon religion


Like any thriving metropolis, Salt Lake City offers cultural attractions and a variety of amenities.  What makes this city truly unique is it's access to many different outdoor activities and proximity to five national parks and outlying mountain communities.


Salt Lake City is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain Range and is within a day's drive from Jackson Hole, Moab, and five National Parks including Zion, Arches, Canyon Lands, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Parks.


Regardless of where you find yourself in the city, there are plenty of options for accommodations and restaurants.  Downtown parking and a mass transit system that accesses the city and surrounding areas are also available. 


Many locals choose Salt Lake City as their home for it's unparalleled access to world-class skiing, mountain biking, road biking, and rock and ice climbing. 


Salt Lake City is the heart of the Mormon religion, and Temple Square is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.  Liberty Park is open year round and has numerous walking and running trails, as well as an aviary. In addition, there are opportunities to visit museums, theatres, an opera house, sports arenas, a zoo and a planetarium.

Getting Here

Many visitors fly into Salt Lake's international airport (SLC), which serves eleven airlines and is a Delta hub.  Other visitors, perhaps on a road trip, arrive by interstates I-15 or I-80.

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