Park City and the Southern Wasatch Travel Guide
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 massive amounts of precipitation. The result is a 160-mile stretch of verdure that is home to 2 million people, or 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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Outdoor fun: Regardless of the season, Park City is the epicenter of mountain adventure. Winter sports lovers know there are three... Read more
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... Read more
Though the 2002 Winter Olympics are a distant but pleasant memory, their legacy lives on. Thanks to the healthy profit the event produced... Read more
The geology of the Wasatch Mountains gives the Salt Lake Valley its character. Few places in the world can show off such distinct geologic... Read more
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