Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to some of the best outdoor recreation and entertainment around. There’s world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking through awe-inspiring scenery, and a soulful, energetic downtown scene. In a modern city like Salt Lake, it’s no surprise that these activities and destinations are all accessibility friendly.
Visit Salt Lake, including the visitors center at 90 South West Temple, is accredited as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) by IBBCES. A CAC is a facility or organization in which at least 80% of their staff is highly trained, fully equipped and certified in the field of autism,
“As a team, we share a dedication to serving autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities enjoy our beautiful destination,” said Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO
Discover all of Salt Lake’s accessibility friendly businesses to make your visit one to remember.
Looking to make a trip itinerary? Take a virtual tour of some of Salt Lake's wheelchair accessible restaurants, venues, and attractions below.
From restaurants and restrooms to parking lots, Salt Lake City International Airport's thoughtful design provides access to everyone. When booking your flight, let the airline know about the assistance you require, and they’ll make all the necessary arrangements. To schedule transportation from the airport, check out their ADA Accessible Transportation providers list.
For powered and standard wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals, visit Cloud of Goods. Among the locations where they’ll deliver are the airport, hotels, and attractions.
Located downtown, the Marriott Salt Lake City Center is a great home base for your stay. Minutes from award-winning museums, fine dining, and the Salt Lake nightlife, this hotel, with its sophisticated, modern vibe, offers several spacious rooms with roll-in showers, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, and other accessible friendly features.
If a Salt Lake City spa resort is on your wish list, look to the Grand America Hotel. They have a host of ADA-compliant rooms with extensive options to meet your needs, such as roll-in showers, transfer showers, handheld shower heads, and handrails. Upon request, they offer vibrating alarm clocks, amplified telephone headsets, and telecommunication devices.
Get in touch with the unrivaled nature of Salt Lake at the majestic Red Butte Garden and Arboretum. With several gardens to explore by way of elegant pathways, the entire property is wheelchair and stroller friendly. If you visit during springtime, prepare to be awed by over 500,000 blooming bulbs!
An architectural work of art nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Range, the Natural History Museum of Utah is home to dozens of dinosaur skeletal reconstructions and other impressive exhibits. With accessible parking, free admission for paid Personal Care Assistants, and all facilities and galleries being wheelchair accessible, including motorized wheelchairs, it’s easy to spend an afternoon traveling back in time at this one-of-a-kind museum.
There are many accessibility-friendly ways to experience Salt Lake’s first-rate outdoor recreation. Become engulfed in nature on the Mill B South Trail located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. This paved path is wheelchair friendly and follows a refreshing, spirited stream. Keep an eye out for a few waterfalls. The trail is half a mile round trip and offers a good deal of shade. It’s an exceptional spot to have lunch and enjoy the greenery.
For a ton of adaptive-friendly activities, head straight to Wasatch Adaptive Sports. Among their many exciting offerings are skiing, snowboarding, paddleboarding, fishing, yoga, and mountain biking. They’re located at Snowbird, so call ahead to determine which activities are in season during your visit.
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