Utah Map

Utah Relief Map

Utah’s Land

“Utah is big and politically complicated—an opportunity as much as a challenge. Politics, after all, should be about inclusion not exclusion.”

—Kael Weston

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:

  • The Great Salt Lake
  • The Bonneville Salt Flats
  • Bears Ears National Monument
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • The High Uintahs Wilderness Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Monument Valley
  • Dead Horse State Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
  • Pando, the world’s oldest and heaviest living organism at Fishlake National Forest
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • and so much more.

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.

Zion National Park

My father, Brad Weston, took this photo in Zion National Park.

Great Salt Lake Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats.
Image: “Salt Flats reflection, Utah, USA.” By Johnny.

Pink Dunes State Park Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.
Image: By Paul Maguire.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
Image: “Bryce Canyon National Park at sunrise, Utah.” By JFL Photography.

Pando at Fishlake National Forest

Pando, aspen trees in Fishlake National Forest are the oldest and heaviest organism in the world.
Image: By Reuben.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park.
Image: Historic Gifford Barn in the Fruita Historic District. By pabrady63.