Nestled at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains and extending to the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is a small, navigable city at the heart of a metropolitan area with more than 1 million residents. The Salt Lake valley offers one of the most striking landscapes of any American city, and its proximity to wilderness lures residents and visitors alike all year
long. Fall and spring are heavenly. Canyon breezes turn hot summer afternoons into enjoyable evenings, and snowy winter days are moderated with temperatures warmer than those at most ski destinations.