Utah was the 45th state to enter the United States (January 4, 1896). Today with a population of approximately 2,550,063, Utah ranks as the 34th most populous state in the United States. 51% percent of the population lives along the Wasatch front, where resources are most plentiful (Salt Lake, Davis, Utah and Weber Counties).
Our four-season climate is stimulating and healthy. You will find altitude ranges from a low of 2,350 feet in southwestern Washington County, to more than 13,500 feet in the High Uintas.
The average maximum daylight temperature for Utah's metropolitan area ranges from 37° Fahrenheit (27°C) in January to 93°F (33°C) in July. The state's "wide, open spaces" are a patchwork of scenic, recreational, and historic venues.
Nearly 80 percent of the state is contained in blocks of land administered for public use by federal and state agencies. These Utah "parks" and "playgrounds" are enormous; sprawling; unforgettable. With six national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, a national historic site, 43 state parks, and millions of acres of forests, deserts and grasslands, Utah offers some of the most beautiful creations in the world. Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone, from the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer to the family wanting a relaxing getaway. Utah has something for everyone.
Nearly every type of outdoor adventure can be found in Utah. It's an exciting mix, including trails to explore on foot, on horseback, or via off-highway vehicle. You will find roads for bicycling, rivers to float, slopes just waiting to be skied, scenic golf courses, guided tours and a surprising variety of wildlife viewing options.