U is for Utah

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U is for Utah in today’s entry of the A to Z Challenge. Specifically, Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the capital and most populous city in Utah. Its name comes from its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, a huge inland salt lake that contributes much to the dry continental climate, that produces hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. This makes Salt Lake and the surrounding resorts a popular summer resort and winter skiing destination.

Salt Lake City Utah State Capitol

State Capitol building at Salt Lake City, Utah – photo by kei

The city of Salt Lake City was founded by Brigham Young and other Mormon followers in 1847. They extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid landscape, and today the city hosts the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints headquarters and Temple Square.

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City Utah

Mormon Temple of Salt Lake City, Utah – photo by kei

The city is a hub for air travel, conventions, music and the performing arts, and of course is a great ski destination. The city is located in a valley, and as a result offers breathtaking Rocky Mountain views of towering mountains beyond the city buildings.

Salt Lake City Utah at Night

Night view of Salt Lake City, Utah (without tripod) – photo by kei

Have you ever visited Salt Lake City? What is your favorite attraction? How about a favorite ski resort (anywhere)? Let me know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “U is for Utah

  1. Nilanjana Bose

    Beautiful photos! Never visited your Salt Lake City, though have read about the lake in school. Salt Lake is also the name of a neighbourhood in Kolkata, India. I was based there for a few years in the 80’s. 🙂

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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    • Salt Lake is definitely a popular ski destination, and the geography is very interesting, especially because it’s an inland salt lake. It must be famous for the lake and Olympics!

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