Utah, the 11th largest state (in terms of square miles) in the U.S. is known as the Beehive state. The name "Utah" comes from the Native American "Ute" tribe and means people of the mountains. Utah's state motto is "Industry." Its no wonder the major economics of the state come from industries like oil, natural gas, mining, steel making, farming, and tourism. Utah is a vacation hot spot with great skiing, hunting and an amazing group of national parks. The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Elk, a favorite target of the hunters in the state.
Utah has such a wide variety of landscapes. With all the ranching land, deserts, and rocky mountains that abound in Utah, anyone is sure to find a piece of land to their liking. In the southern half of the state there are 3 great national parks that boast such amazing features. There is Arches national park, Capitol reef park and Zion National Park. Each of these national parks are frequented by tourists who travel the world just to see the amazing landscape they have to offer. Utah is by far one of the nations richest states of topography.
Facts about Utah:
- State Capitol - Salt Lake City
- Statehood Day - January 4, 1896 (45th state)
- Many of the nation's dinosaur bones have been found in the terrain of Utah
- Landscape Arch is 291 feet from one end to the other and rises about 100 feet above the ground. You can find it in Arches National Park along with many other impressive rock formations.
- The nation's first transcontinental railroad line was completed when the "golden spike" was driven into the tracks at Promontory, Utah, in 1869.
- Utah is home to more than 4,000 species of plants, including a variety of cacti.
- Nearly 14 million people visit Utah each year to check out its national parks, ski resorts and historic sites.
Purchase your own piece of Utah Hunting land or ranches for sale to start enjoying all that Utah has to offer. At Hayden Outdoors, we look forward to sharing our expertise on Utah real estate with you.