Bald Mountain reaches a whopping 12,000 feet, but don't be put off! Despite the high elevation, it is incredibly family and beginner-friendly, as the trail is easy to follow. Enjoy the surrounding wild flowers on the way up and if you're lucky you may see a pika or a mountain goat! Climb between July and September for the best view of the Alpine Lakes. Don't be the one to reach the summit of one of Utah's 100 most prominent peaks (at 11,947 feet) and find that you've forgotten your camera!
Go for the building but stay for the park surrounding it. Utah's Capitol building has some remarkable architecture inside, and free tours are offered on the hour Monday through Friday. The park enjoys a spectacular view of downtown while sporting several memorials and a reflecting pond.
What better way to sample the history of SLC than to head straight to its heart? Located in the center of the city, this 10-acre complex is owned by the church of Latter-day Saints. It has a gothic appeal to its exterior, which makes for excellent grandiose picture taking. Admire the outside then take a tour of the inside!
A great break from sightseeing and a name you can trust: Bambara was recently named Salt Lake City's Best Restaurant. Its convenient location downtown affords you an after-dinner walk in the city's liveliest neighborhood. Everything at this venue from the food to the atmosphere is top notch but taken with a casual approach, so you'll feel relaxed while dining. Chef Nathan Powers promises not to let you down!
A capitol city wouldn't be complete without a bustling, animated main street. SLC's Main Street is no exception boasting a new, revitalized look, specialty shops left and right, and handfuls of ethnic restaurants, which make a perfect break from shopping or for meals. Your trip downtown is also the chance to take note of the city's remarkable grid system design. All major roads are laid out precisely running north-south or east-west, making travel around town much easier once you are familiar with the layout.
With 2.9 million people in the state, Utah attracts thousands of visitors each year. A large number of those who head to Utah look forward to exploring the outdoors in national parks, going river rafting, or skiing. There are also plenty of activities...