There is so much more to Utah than meets the eye. This western state has nearly 3 million people and has so much to offer to its visitors and residents. From alpine forests to deserts, this wonderful state is not a place to be missed.
Utah was one of the last states to join the United States, number 45 to be exact. However, it has grown incredibly since its admission to the U.S. in 1896. Tourism is one of the biggest industries in Utah. There are five national parks in this state that lure in travelers from all over the world. One of the most well-known national park in the state is Zion National Park. Recognized for its stunning red rocks, Zion National Park is a definite must-see. In addition to Zion, Utah is also home to Arches, Bryce Canyon Canyonlands, and the Capitol Reef. All wonderful national parks.
Aside from its national parks, Utah is also known for its incredible skiing. The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in Park City, Utah – one of the most gorgeous ski towns in the country. It lies just outside of Salt Lake City, many people love the convenient ski resorts close by.
One of the top film festivals is held annually in Park City, the Sundance Film Festival. As the largest film festival in the United States, Sundance brings in visitors from all over the world to compete and watch some incredible films from some extremely talented filmmakers.
As you can see, there is certainly no shortage of things to do in Utah, and we have only touched the surface! This state has so much to offer for all different kinds of people. It is definitely worth a visit, if not a move!
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