Are you prepared?
Traveling responsibly means planning ahead. Reading ahead. Slowing down when possible and stopping to fully appreciate all that is around you.
Before traveling, we ask you to consider:
Am I familiar with Leave No Trace principles?
Does this activity put me at risk for potential rescue, straining local resources?
Am I doing what I can to avoid crowded locations?
Have I prepared for limited services in remote areas, and taken into account the abilities of others in my group?
Are there ways I can make a positive impact on the communities I plan to visit?
Remember to Leave No Trace
1. Know Before You Go
2. Stick to Trails and “Overnight Right”
3. Trash Your Trash
4. Protect Indigenous Cultural Heritage
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Keep Wildlife Wild
7. Share Our Parks, Trails and Roads
If you’re on a road trip to Utah, your journey will likely start on one of four major interstates. Those interstates lead to dozens of scenic byways, hundreds of unique main streets, thousands of dirt roads and access to 22.9 million acres of public lands. Driving through Utah is the perfect opportunity to get a sense of the community you're visiting at a family diner and book a guide experience, so a local can show you the region’s best kept secrets.
As you plan your next road trip through Utah, look for opportunities to visit less-crowded destinations. While the national parks are open, so are many less crowded and equally brilliant nearby destinations.
Last year many of us missed out on the adrenaline-pumping experiences that we seek to shake off a sense of cabin fever. Now, as Utah’s parks and natural destinations welcome back riders, climbers, rafters and hikers it’s more important than ever to recreate responsibly. With more and more travelers visiting Utah each year, our natural resources are under immense pressure. So take a beat and double check your gear list before heading out, avoid high-traffic destinations when possible, and seek out guidance to help you preserve the places we play.
The peoples that inhabited this land long before America was colonized recognized the power in Utah’s lands, as the Native Nations in Utah do today. Southern Utah has long offered so much solace, but it’s up to you to find it. Hike a trail that’s not on a top-ten list or rest atop a red rock perch that overlooks a network of canyons so large and deep they’re nearly impossible to comprehend.
As you seek solitude, ensure you're prepared to do so, and look to give back to the communities you're passing through.
For Business Travelers
As we adjust to post-pandemic travel and business travel gains momentum once again, there may be a few more details to consider while planning your trip. However, the Wasatch Front and the rest of Utah have worked diligently to welcome you safely and comfortably. Hotels are open, events are underway and conference centers are once again providing a safe venue for in-person networking.
For Skiers and Riders
As you pick up your gear from the skier-friendly baggage claim at the all new Salt Lake City International Airport, the slopes may be the only thing on your mind. And why wouldn’t they be? You’ve got 15 resorts to consider, many of which are less than an hour away. But dig a little deeper and you’ll see there are new destinations to find, rich cultures to witness and more memorable roads to take you there.
All Utah ski resorts are scheduled to open. Mountain capacity, lodging, dining and transportation will be different this year, but by following new guidelines and adjusting with new operations we can all do our part to have a full, safe ski season.