In Praise of Utah
Posted in: Travel on October 2, 2012.
Utah is, without a doubt, an amazing state to visit. It offers tourists a sweeping array of natural beauty, a rich pioneer history, and an impressive amount of cultural opportunities. There are activities suited to every type of visitor. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch are proud to call Utah home, and we want to share our love of Utah with you.
The state can roughly be divided into three sections. These are, first, Northern Utah, second, South Central Utah, and third, Southern Utah. These geographical regions of the state share similar geologies.
The northern portion of the state is most famous for it’s ski runs. The Wasatch Mountain Range provides these in abundance. This mountain range also encloses the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas are the main population bases in the state, and thus offer the most cultural experiences. Check out the Utah Symphony, catch a play, or shop in the newly renovated downtown shopping district.
While the northern region of Utah boasts the highest mountains and the largest city centers, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch prefer the open spaces and rugged landscape of South Central and Southern Utah. These two regions contain all five of the national parks, (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion) and most of the state parks as well. If you plan to visit Utah, you cannot pass up a trip to the Southern portions of the state.
There is some much to do in these southern regions, especially if you are an outdoor person. Hiking, camping, river rafting, fishing, and ATV riding are some of the most popular activities.
While space is not available to elaborate on all there is to do in Utah, we invite you to check out our blog to get an taste of the fun you could have here. Also the official Utah Visitor Guide may give you a general idea of Utahn possibilities. We at the Lodge hope to see you soon.