Utah was admitted into the Union on January 4, 1896 as the 45th state of the Union. The capital city of Utah is Salt Lake City, famous for giving the sporting world a marvelous Winter Olympics and for the numerous national parks that dot its landscape.
Utah shares borders with the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico. The eastern axis of Utah has a border with Colorado. While the west of Utah is bordered by Nevada, the southern part of Utah shares a border with Arizona. Utah is bordered to the north by Idaho, to the northeast by Wyoming, and to the southeast by New Mexico.
As the 13th largest state of the United States of America, Utah has a population of about 2.9 million people, making Utah the 33rd most populated state in the Union and the 10th least densely populated state among the 50 states that make up the United States of America. The region along the Wasatch Front – in which Salt Lake City is the center – is the most densely populated region in Utah. Approximately 80 percent of Utah’s 2.9 million population reside along the Wasatch Front, leaving a massive expanse of the Utah’s landscape uninhabited.
The state of Utah is richly blessed with a lot of natural beauty and resources and home the largest concentration of national parks in the USA.
Bryce Canyon National Park: If you want to catch a glimpse of the Hoodoos, then Bryce Canyon National Park is the place. In this park, you will see a lot of these fascinating natural features with some sitting, some standing, and others holding on to each other.
Zion National Park: This park is one of Mother Nature’s gift to the world. Marvel at giant canyon walls against brilliant blue skies. One of the most scenic drives in the area is state highway 9 which links Bryce to Zion. This uniquely red road traverses through huge petrified sand dunes.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks: Encompassing a huge area of Utah, Arches and Canyonlands national parks are completely different from each other and yet so close to each other. Both can easily be visited from the town of Moab and offer a variety of walks and hikes as well as outstanding natural features.
Capitol Reef: a glimpse into the past with the opportunity to view ancient petro glyphs.
Antelope Island State Park: With a length of about 15 mile, the Antelope Island is the largest island in the whole of the Great Salt Lake. The island has a lot of beautiful and sparkling white beaches. In addition, Antelope Island State Park is the home of beautiful birds, buffaloes and American Bison. Thousands of people visit this island annually to enjoy the scenic beauty of this Great Salt Lake island.
The Great Salt Lake: This is the largest saltwater lake in the western hemisphere. The Great Salt Lake has a salt content of 12%, making it the water body with second highest salt content, just behind the Dead Sea.