“Utah is big and politically complicated—an opportunity as much as a challenge. Politics, after all, should be about inclusion not exclusion.”
As we have talked to people around the country about Utah, they are surprised at the diversity and intensity of the landscape. The state includes:
Utah’s twenty-nine counties include 254 incorporated municipalities and another 70+ unincorporated towns. The three largest cities in the state are in Salt Lake County: Salt Lake City (pop. 199,723), West Valley City (pop. 140,230), and West Jordan (pop. 116,961). Most of the large cities are on the Wasatch Front from Ogden (pop. 87,321) in Weber County to Provo (pop. 115.162) in Utah County, though St. George (pop. 95,342) in the far southwestern corner of the state is fast moving up through the top 10.
My father, Brad Weston, took this photo in Zion National Park.
Bonneville Salt Flats.
Image: “Salt Flats reflection, Utah, USA.” By Johnny.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.
Image: By Paul Maguire.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Image: “Bryce Canyon National Park at sunrise, Utah.” By JFL Photography.
Pando, aspen trees in Fishlake National Forest are the oldest and heaviest organism in the world.
Image: By Reuben.
Capitol Reef National Park.
Image: Historic Gifford Barn in the Fruita Historic District. By pabrady63.