When to visit:
Outdoor adventure is the name of the game in Utah, and there’s something for everyone all year round. Summer is the biggest tourist season, with the height of the season falling from June to September, with an extended fall season lasting to October when hunting season begins. Global warming has extended the so-called “shoulder” seasons, so that spring and fall stays warmer longer. Winter is almost as popular thanks to the excellent winter sports opportunities, like skiing.
State Abbreviation: UT
State Capital: Salt Lake City
Largest City: Salt Lake City
Area: 84,904 square miles (the 13th biggest state in the USA)
Utah Population: 2,389,039 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: oil, natural gas, mining, steel-making, farming, tourism
Utah Rivers: Colorado River, Green River
Utah Lakes: Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, Utah Lake
Highest Point: Kings Peak - 13,528 feet, above sea level
Origin of the Name: The name Utah is from the Ute Indians.
State Nickname: Beehive State
State Motto: "Industry"
State Song: Utah, We Love Thee