Next destination after my Wyoming adventure was Utah. It was about a 6-hour drive to get to Moab, one of Utah’s iconic locations. When I got in Moab, I was in awe. It was magical with those rock formations. Indeed, Utah Rocks!
Utah is the 13th largest by area, 30th most populous of the United States. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, making it the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. This influences the state’s culture, politics, and daily life. The Latter Day Saint Church’s world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City. The reason that Utah’s other name is the Mormon State.
Here is the itinerary visiting three cities of Moab, Tremonton, and Salt Lake City. First stop was in Moab and visited the Arches National Park. It is the most famous tourist attraction in the state. Arches National Park is adjacent to Colorado River and it has more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches including the well-known Delicate Arch, as well as a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world. I was on a tight schedule and hiking towards the Delicate Arch was a luxury for me to take so, I skipped it and went to viewpoint and trailhead instead.
1.Double Arch Trailhead
2.Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint
In Tremonton, it was my next destination after Moab. It was a 5-hour and 30-min drive. I visited my 3rd grader friend who I have mentioned on my previous blogpost. I haven’t seen her for long years. We went to a tourist attraction where locals and tourists visit to escape the heat.
3.Crystal Hot Spring
In Salt Lake City, I visited the most popular destinations within the city. They were just walking distance in downtown SLC. I went to see the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Temple Square, and the Utah State Capitol Building. The good thing was I was staying in a hostel located in the upscale Avenues neighborhood. I stayed in Salt Lake City Avenues Hostel in 107 F Street.
4.Cathedral of the Madeleine
6.Utah State Capitol Building
Utah was hot and sunny when I got there which made traveling convenient and great. The state offered both beauty and richness of religion. Utah rocks in a lot of areas. The state flaunted their tourist attractions by using them on their license plate. Utah is a nice state to visit to get away of a very busy city.
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