About Utah

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.