Utah General Information
Its dramatic and ruggedly beautiful scenery encapsulates everything that is great about holidays in Utah. From St George in the extreme south to Logan in the north, Utah is covered in national parks and stunning vistas.
Utah is a paradise for any explorer; whether you want to ski, river raft, climb, hike, play golf, or just take in the scenery at your own pace. Salt Lake City, once home to the 2002 Olympic Games, is a modern city with all the stunning attractions and amenities you would expect. American Sky’s 14-night Western Discovery tour takes in Zion, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon and is a fantastic whistle-stop tour across the state.
Utah includes a huge number of natural attractions from the unusual rock arches in Moab, the outlandish Zion Resort, Red Cliffs and Ruby’s Inn, but also has some amazing cities and towns to contrast the outdoors. Bryce Canyon is a unique valley that defies adequate description. Called a forest of stone or a cave without a ceiling, the stunning gorge of towering rock formations is a must for any traveller’s Utah to-see list. The Arches includes unique natural sandstone arches and the unbelievable balancing rocks. The backdrop of every classic western, Monument Valley is simply stunning, with towering buttes of stone monoliths standing guard over the landscape. Cedar City is a welcoming small town with a charm of its own – not far from Las Vegas across the state line with Nevada. Salt Lake City was famously founded by a small group of Mormon pioneers in 1847 and all of Utah is steeped in its Mormon and Native American beginnings.
When to go to Utah
The climate of Utah is generally semi-arid to arid. At Salt Lake City, temperatures range from –2°C in January to 26°C in July. Rainfall varies from less than 12.7 cm in the west to over 102 cm in the mountains. The annual snowfall is about 150 cm and remains on the higher mountains until late summer.
- The annual Sundance Film Festival in mid-January.
The urban areas in Utah are centred in the north and central region. Salt Lake City near Great Salt Lake, is by far the biggest city with Logan to the north and St George in the south. Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi at 75 miles long about 35 miles wide.
Touring in Utah
American Sky’s Wonders of the American West tour begins in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. It takes in Lake Powell and Bryce Canyon before moving on to the Grand Canyon. The 12-day Western Frontiers tour also takes in Zion and Bryce Canyon but also includes the epic Yellowstone.
Planning your holiday in Utah in 2014/2015
If you are planning a holiday to Utah in 2014 or 2015, American Sky IE can help you to organise your perfect holiday. Call our Utah Specialists now. You are just one phone call away from making the most of your next holiday.
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Salt Lake City
- Wolf Mountain
- Grand Staircase National Monument
- Glen Canyon
- Arches National Park
- Fishlake National Forest
- Mt. Pleasant
- Wasatch National Forest
- Lake Powell