Park City and the Southern Wasatch Travel Guide

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Plan Your Park City and the Southern Wasatch Vacation

Although the Wasatch Range shares the same desert climate as the Great Basin, which it rims, these craggy peaks rising to more than 11,000 feet cause storms moving in from the Pacific to stall and drop more than twice the precipitation they drop on the rest of the Great Basin. The result is a 160-mi stretch of verdure that is home to three-fourths of all Utahns. Although its landscape is crisscrossed by freeways and dappled by towns large and small, the vast Wasatch still beckons adventurers with its alpine forests and windswept canyons. Those who visit follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and in the wagon-wheel ruts of Mormon pioneers and miners.

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Park City and the Southern Wasatch Hotels

Chain hotels and motels dot I-15 all along the Wasatch Front, and nearly always have availability. Every small town on the back side of the range has at...read more

Restaurants

Park City and the Southern Wasatch Restaurants

American cuisine dominates the Wasatch dining scene, with great steaks, barbecue, and traditional Western fare. There's also an abundance of good seafood...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Park City and the Southern Wasatch

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Park City and the Southern Wasatch Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Outdoor fun: Regardless of the season, Park City is the epicenter of mountain adventure. There are three ski resorts, hundreds of miles of hiking... Read more

  • Alf Engen's Ski Dream

    Skiers racing down the runs at one of Utah's many resorts or enjoying a tram or chairlift ride to the top of the Wasatch Mountains might want... Read more

  • 2002 Winter Olympics Legacies

    Though the 2002 Winter Olympics are a distant but pleasant memory, their legacy lives on. Thanks to the healthy profit the event produced, main... Read more

  • The Front & Its Faults

    The geology of the Wasatch Mountains gives the Salt Lake Valley its character. Few places in the world can show off such distinct geologic features... Read more

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