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About Utah

Statehood: Utah became the 45th state on 4th January 1896

Capital: Salt Lake City

Population: 2,700,000 (2010)

Size: 84,900 sq. miles / 219,900 sq. km. To put this into perspective, Utah is roughly the same size as New Zealand, one-third the size of Alberta, or four times larger than Nova Scotia.

Motto: Industry

Utah Emblem: Beehive

Brand: Utah Life Elevated®

Native Tribes: Shoshone, Ute, Goshute, Paiute, Navajo

Time Zone: Utah is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (GMT - 7 Hours). The state observes Daylight Saving Time. In 2016, Daylight Saving Time ends on 6th November.  In 2017 Daylight Saving Time begins on 12th March.

Climate: Utah is a land of four distinct seasons — with summer temperatures sometimes lingering into what are traditionally considered autumn months and winter snows often coming early or lingering late into spring. However, regardless of the season Utah's climate is temperate, but you should come prepared for extremes - especially if you plan on spending time in the outdoors. Daytime temperatures for Utah's northern metropolitan areas range from 3 °C in January to 34 °C in July. In Southwestern Utah, St George's temperatures are usually at least 2-3 °C warmer year-round.

Experience Utah

 

The Mighty 5®

Five iconic national parks, one bucket list adventure!

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Road to Mighty

Southern Utah. Home to Utah’s Mighty Five® national parks and connected by some of the most scenic byways and backways in the country. Find your road:

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Salt Lake City

Experience the vibrant urban culture of Utah's international gateway to adventure, then head south toward The Mighty 5® national parks.

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