Utah, North America

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Facts About Utah, North America

Regional Population: 2,427,340

Elevation: 1,808 meters

Time Zone: America/Shiprock

Latitude: 39.2502391

Longitude: -111.7510337

Boasting dramatic geology and landscapes, Utah is a popular outdoor adventure destination. Utah claims seven stunning national parks, including Bryce Canyon National Park (featuring thousands of red sandstone spires), Zion National Park (full of towering cliffs and canyons), Arches National Park (the world’s largest concentration of natural arches) and the northern end of Grand Canyon National Park. Visit Moab and Monument Valley to begin your adventure vacations to these wildlands.

Utah also offers world-class ski resorts at Deer Valley in Park City and Alta in Salt Lake City, and wild white water rafting along the Green, Colorado and San Juan Rivers.

Other Utah attractions include an array of historic Native American and Mormon sites, including Temple Square and the Salt Lake Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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