Utah is known as the Beehive State. This nickname is said to represent the qualities of industry, perseverance, thrift, stability and self-reliance - all virtues respected by the region's settlers.
The state's slogans include "Life Elevated" (because it is the third-highest state in the country, with a mean elevation of 6,100 feet above sea level), "Greatest Snow on Earth" (for deep-powder skiing and other winter sports), and "This is the Place" (referring to Brigham Young's famous statement in 1847 that the Latter-day Saint pioneers should settle in the Salt Lake Valley).
Over the past decade, Salt Lake has become a legitimate destination for foodies, with award-winning restaurants, quaint cafes, and trendy bars. In this mountainside city, you can taste flavors from all over the world, sample small plates, or share family portions in every neighborhood.
Utah is home to an impressive number of national parks (5), national forests (6) and national monuments (seven). The varied and vast terrain here allows many of its residents to spend much of their time outdoors, participating in all different types of sports and outdoor events. The state also hosts many festivals each year, like the famous Sundance Film Festival.
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About the Park
Since the park’s formation in the 1950's, Sugar House Park has been the crown jewel of the historic Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. The 110 acre park features several amenities as well as a large pond, hilly areas ideal for sledding, access to Parley's Trail, and a 1.38 mile road with a 16 foot inside lane for pedestrians.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden, located at the University of Utah, is one of the largest botanical gardens in the Intermountain West and is the state arboretum of Utah. The Garden is renowned for its plant collections, themed gardens, over 500,000 springtime blooming bulbs, a world-class outdoor concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.
Salt Lake City Farmers Market
Since 1992, the Downtown Farmers Market has been offering a place for farmers and food purveyors to interact with residents of Salt Lake City and beyond. The Downtown Farmers Market and its supporting programming is presented by the Downtown Alliance and its sponsors.
Park City lies east of Salt Lake City in the western state of Utah. Framed by the craggy Wasatch Range, it’s bordered by the Deer Valley Resort and the huge Park City Mountain Resort, both known for their ski slopes. Utah Olympic Park, to the north, hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is now predominantly a training facility. In town, Main Street is lined with buildings built during a 19th-century silver mining boom.
Utah National Parks
Utah's national parks feature some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world. But other lands in Utah promise just as much allure, including state parks, and national monuments and recreations areas. It's safe to call these our hidden gems.