Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), making Utah the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. This greatly influences Utahn culture, politics, and daily life. The LDS Church’s world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City. The state is a centre of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, and mining and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second-fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th-highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U.S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the “best state to live in” based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics. Capital: Salt Lake City

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Utah: Moab – Arches National Park

Arches National Park is just a few short miles from Moab, UT. Here the full forces of nature have …

Hole ‘N’ The Rock was once a unqiue home with a diner attached now it is a tourist attraction

We never miss the chance to check out the weird and unusual on our travels. During our recent …

Hanksville – a cool place to check out en route from Capitol Reef to Moab

One of the delights of travelling is discovering something new and unexpected. During our winter …

Five great things to do in a day at Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park located within the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs …

A brief stop to check out where an infamous outlaw was raised

Butch Cassidy worked hard to help provide for his family as a teenager on this homestead. It was …

A day exploring Capitol Reef National Park, a quieter alternative to the other Utah National Parks

Even considering Utah’s many impressive national parks and monuments, it is difficult to rival …

A day itinerary for Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon is one of the \’Big 5\’ National Parks in Utah. The main draw of the park is the …

Utah: Zion National Park, the jewel in the crown of Utah parks

We\’d not heard much about Zion National Park before visiting. It is an amazing place, with a …

Utah: Moab – Canyonlands National Park

Today we decided to head off to Canyonlands National Park. After doing some research prior to …
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