Utah State Parks
In addition to 20+ national parks, monuments and recreation areas, there are over 40 Utah state parks within a few hours of Salt Lake. In fact, over 80% of Utah is managed for public use by federal and state agencies. Utah's state parks provide year-round recreational and educational opportunities in an astounding variety of landscapes, from alpine forests to red rock deserts.
With so many places to stay, eat, drink, and meet knowledgable locals, Salt Lake is the perfect base camp for planning your adventures.