Ever want to learn more about Utah? If so, this article is for you!
Utah is in the western part of the USA, in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and its capital is Salt Lake City. The state name comes from a native tribe that used to inhabit the area called "ute". The word means "people from the mountain". Utah can praise itself with various nature landscapes as it features several rivers, many lakes and rocky hills. The interesting part is that the picture of the state changes from desert to high mountains. Besides all that, Utah is quite a hospitable state offering a wide range of cheap holidays in various vacation homes.
Start your trip in Utah with Salt Lake City. One of your first stops must be the Salt Lake Temple which took forty years to be constructed. As the temple is open for Mormons only, you can't enter but you can visit the visitors’ center to learn about the construction and the religion. Next stop is the Assembly Hall – a marvelous Gothic building from the late 19th century. Three things you shouldn't miss while in Salt Lake City are the Seagull Monument, the Handcart and the Christus. And your ultimate destination for walks while there must be Ensign Peak which offers splendid view towards the whole city as well as to the Great Salt Lake. In the area you can enjoy a memorable stay in any kind of vacation rentals offering cheap holiday offers.
But Utah's most significant feature is the various national parks. Start from the Arches which will amaze you with magnificent red rocks in weird shapes. Just stare for a while or take some of the trails among the Arches and you will find yourself in love with this incredible landscape.
Continue with exploring the Dead Horse Point which is a high plateau in which the Colorado River has dug an incredible canyon. It is famous as Utah's Grand Canyon as the real one is located in Arizona State. The Dead Horse Point is also the place where the famous “Thelma and Louise” movie was shot and exactly the place where their car took off.
Your next stop must be the national park Canyonlands. It consists of three parts that are being separated by the Green River and the Colorado River. The southern part called the Needles will charm you with its rock features resembling people and animals. A picture with the Newspaper rock should be taken. When stared at from a distant place, the rocks of this area look like red needles pinned up in the earth. If you have the chance, pass by or spend some time at night in the Canyonlands because the shining stars and the breathtaking nature will leave you with great memories. In the area around you can find various places surprising with cheap holiday deals where you can squat and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Of course, if you are a ski fan, the area around Salt Lake City, Park City, Odgen areas and the Deer Valley are your top destinations in Utah. In the ski resorts you can also speed skate, bobsleigh, ski jump and snowboard so you can imagine the winter isn't boring in this state. There are plenty of cheap hotel deals that will delight you and the stay there will be unforgettable.
Other interesting places are the Moab area which is ideal for adrenaline hunters ready to challenge themselves with mountain trails; and of course the Great Salt Lake and the Powell Lake.
Explore, explore and explore because Utah will surprise you every time!
Ella Andrews is a writer and blogger who regularly contributes articles on travel, vacation homes and home rentals thematic. She likes visiting various exotic tourist destination and sharing her impressions with readers from all over the world.