Utah, located in the Southwest region of the United States, is well known for its incredible scenic beauty and year round outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, camping, and rock climbing. The capital city of Salt Lake City has a number of unique modern and historical sites to visit, including Temple Square, the headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons. In late summer, as the days start to grow shorter and the temperatures moderate, Utah’s amazing hiking becomes even more tempting.
Park City, Utah, is the best place to be for the final three stages of the 2014 Tour of Utah. The Tour's Stage 5 will have cyclists racing over the Mirror Lake Highway to a finish in the neighboring town of Kamas on Friday, August 8. The very next day, cyclists will race through Park City on their way from Salt Lake City to the Cottonwood Canyons during a grueling Stage 6. And Park City's Historic Main Street will host the start and finish of the Championship Stage on Sunday, August 10. Come see the crowning of the ultimate winner of the 2014 Tour of Utah on Park City's Historic Main Street.
Cedar City, Utah is the home of the annual Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing until October 18. Just a few hours north east of Las Vegas, it’s an easy drive through scenic country. This year’s productions include Twelfth Night, Sense and Sensibility and Henry IV. More at http://www.bard.org/index.html.
Zion National Park and Bryce National Parks:
Designated in 1919, Zion is Utah's oldest national park. The park is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Famous hikes including The Narrows, Subway, and Angels Landing attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world. Hiking possibilities are endless. With nearly three million visitors per year, Zion is Utah's most heavily used park. Most park facilities are located in the Zion Canyon area, and it attracts the most visitors. There are four main sections in Zion National Park. Park Info and Map.
Thousands of delicately carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Millions of years of wind, water and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs at Bryce, which isn't actually a canyon but the eastern slope of the Paunsaguant Plateau.