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What do you need to know about Utah before boarding your Utah flight? The great state of Utah is rich in history and diversity. Travelers booking flights to Utah are on their way to a land of natural resources, as well as religious survival.
The Mormons arrived in 1847 and starting building what is known today at Salt Lake City. Forty-three years later and after the Mormon Church renounced the practice of polygamy, Utah became a state and has been thriving ever since. Utah continues to be the leading producer of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and oil. Of course, the expansive tourism industry keeps the economy alive.
Find cheap flights to Utah and explore the tallest mountain peaks in the country or take a walk through one of Utah’s five national parks. Skiers and snowboarders book flights to Utah in the winter to take on the top rated mountains. With over 11,000 miles of fishing streams and almost 150,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs, travelers booking flights to Utah will easily find their place in this vacationland. The lineup of tourist attractions includes Zion National Parks, the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City and the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Each January, film-goers book flights to Utah to experience Park City’s Sundance Film Festival.
Popular Destinations in Utah
Utah has four seasons that vary in degree from north to south and mountain to desert. Generally, summer has hot days and cool nights, and winter in the north can be quite cold and snowy.Salt Lake City summers go into the 80s (F) and sometimes 90s, cooling to the 40s and 50s at night. Winter starts in November and by December there is deep snow. Snow frequently accumulates to depths of 10 feet or more at Wasatch Mountain ski resorts, and remains in mountain passes until July.Southwestern Utah has mild winters and scorching hot summers—St. George is usually the first city to go over 100 degrees.
Summer and winter are the busiest times and when most people book flights to Utah. Despite the summer heat, southwestern Utah and the national parks are busiest June to September. The ski season runs from December to early April, and the busiest times are the Christmas and winter holiday weeks. Travelers heading to Utah for ski season should book Utah flights and ski resort reservations months in advance. Park City also hosts the Sundance Film Festival in January so flights to Utah and hotel prices are usually higher.
Spring and fall are great times to visit. The rates for hotels drop and you can usually find cheap flights to Utah. The southwest has wildflowers in bloom in spring but lots of mosquitoes.
Fall has the changing foliage and hunting season.
Trains and buses serve Salt Lake City and the surrounding ski areas. For further travel in Utah, you need a car. Before deciding on a vehicle, consider where and when you will be driving. There are steep grades in the mountains, and, depending on the season, you may need tires designed for mud or winter driving conditions.
Downtown Salt Lake City can be easily explored on foot or using the public transportation system’s buses, TRAX light-rail, and paratransit services. If you are renting a car, make sure to check out the Downtown Token for parking discounts.
Outdoor enthusiasts find hiking, mountain biking, and river rafting the preferred modes of transport. For the less enthusiastic, several parks have bus tours.
Bryce Canyon has a well-maintained road that runs the length of the scenic area with no restrictions on automobile traffic. Free shuttle buses operate in summer providing tours of the northern area of the park.
Zion National Park does not allow private vehicles on the main road April through October, but does provide shuttle service from the parking lot to the canyon during peak hours. There are also shuttles from neighboring towns to the park.
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