Utah measures in at 84,900 square miles, making it the 11th largest state in area the United States. With that much space to cover, there are plenty of transportation options to get you around.
Getting Around Utah
Transportation options in Utah are almost as endless as your choices for adventure. Once you arrive, you'll easily be able to travel anywhere in Utah, from touchdown or the stateline, to the far corners of our unique state.
Salt Lake City is serviced by companies that provide commercial air service, charter flights, or aerial connections to other Utah destinations. These smaller airlines offer unique experiences often missed by visitors.
SkyWest Airlines serves cities throughout the West and scheduled flights from Salt Lake City to Cedar City and St. George. Call (800) 221-1212, Delta Connections or (435) 634-3000, St. George office.
Ogden-Hinckley Airport is a full service, general aviation facility, serving private, charter, and commercial craft, and the airport also offers car rentals and a cafe. Call (801) 629-8251.
Redtail Aviation provides scenic flights over national parks and charter flights to and from the Moab area. Call (800) 842-9251. Contact Canyonlands Field at (435) 259-4849 for information on other services offered.
Sphere One, Cedar City Airport - Experience one of the greatest scenic air tours available. Fly above Bryce Canyon or Zion including Kolob, Navajo Lake, Cedar Breaks and Brian Head Ski Resort and enjoy a bird's eye view like no other.
By Rail & Light Rail
In addition to daily stops in Salt Lake City, Amtrak has service to Ogden (north of Salt Lake City) and Provo (to the south). In eastern and southeastern Utah, there is service to Helper and Green River. Amtrak trains also stop in Milford in southwestern Utah
The Wasatch Front has a light rail system operated by Utah Transit Authority (UTA) called TRAX. It currently runs from the Intermodal Hub in Downtown Salt Lake City to the south end of the Salt Lake Valley (10000 South in Sandy), and eastward to the University of Utah. In the summer of 2011, two new lines were completed, West Valley and the Mid Jordan Line. The Airport, Draper, and Sugarhouse Trolley lines are currently under construction, make sure to consult UTA for updates.
The UTA-operated FrontRunner commuter rail system has service from Salt Lake City north to Pleasant View in Weber County and as far south as University Ave in Provo. Call (888) 743-3882 or (801) 743-3882, or visit www.rideuta.com for updated service information.
UTA has bus service to northern Utah's major cities from Provo to North Ogden, including extensive coverage in the Salt Lake Valley. In 2011, UTA launched limited service between Salt Lake City and Park City. During the winter season, UTA offers rides to the Salt Lake City resorts (Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird). Call (888) 743-3882 or (801) 743-3882, or visit www.rideuta.com.
If you don't drive to Utah, you may want to rent a car or recreational vehicle to get you to Utah's scenic, historic, and recreation areas. All major car rental agencies operate offices at the Salt Lake City International Airport, and many have rental desks at major hotels. You can also find rental agencies in many of Utah's larger cities, but Salt Lake City has the greatest selection available. If you plan any off-highway or backroad adventures, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. RVs and campers are also a great way to see the state. For a full listing of auto and RV rental agencies and services, visit www.visitutah.com.
For the convenience of visitors traveling the state by vehicle, Utah hasfive gateway Welcome Centers. They are located close to freeway exits at key entry points to the state and provide free travel information, restrooms, and pay phones.
I-15 southbound near Brigham City in Northern Utah, call (435) 744-5567.
I-80 westbound near Echo Junction in Northern Utah, call (435) 336-2588.
I-15 northbound in Southwestern Utah, St. George Welcome Center, 1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George 84790, call (435) 634-5747.
I-70 westbound near Thompson Springs in Eastern Utah, call (435) 285-2234. US-40 in Jensen (near Vernal) in Northeastern Utah, call (435) 789-4002.
Utah Road Conditions
For up-to-the-minute traffic and highway conditions, call (866) 511-UTAH, or 511 in Utah, and visit www.commuterlink.utah.gov. In 2011, UDOT launched an app for mobile devices with real-time traffic and road conditions, search your mobile App store for UDOT Traffic.
The Utah Department of Transportation provides a free official state map. All vehicles should be equipped with this map and a Utah Travel Guide, provided by the Utah Office of Tourism. Call (800) 200-1160 to receive these items.
For weather information around the state by the National Weather Service call (801) 524-5133, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for live info, and after hours for recorded info.
Utah Public Safety
Utah Highway Patrol, 4501 South 2700 West, Salt Lake City 84184. Call (801) 887-3800 (24 hrs a day). For administration visit www.publicsafety.utah.gov or call (801) 965-4518.