Utah: Beehive State
The state of Utah, also known by the nickname Beehive State, is home to the ‘Mighty five’. These are 5 famous National Parks that will make your Utah vacation a unique experience. See below how you can combine the Mighty Five in a tour of Western America . You can combine the 5 famous National Parks with a car tour. Check out our Western Experience self-drive tour or Vegas Lights & National Parks self-drive tour . The state of Utah is part of Western America .
Visit The Mighty five during your Utah vacation!
According to fun-wiki, Utah has 5 famous national parks that fall under the name of The Mighty Five: Zion National Park , Bryce Canyon National Park , Arches National Park , Canyonlands National Park , and Capitol Reef National Park . Nowhere in America can you visit five breathtaking national parks that are so close together. Each park has its unique natural phenomena, the landscapes are grand, full of table mountains, canyons, gorges, arches and rocky outcrops. Here you have cool mornings and wonderfully warm afternoons.
You can choose to visit any of these five national parks during your Utah vacation. Or you can combine it with other parks and attractions in the surrounding cities, for example the Western Impressions . Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park are near the picture of Moab.
Best Travel Time to Utah
The best time for a Utah vacation are the months of May, June, July, August and September. The hottest months are June, July and August. The coldest months in this part of the United States are January and December.
Inhabitants and area of Utah
Utah has a fairly large area, approximately 219,931 km2. A car or camper comes in handy during a trip to Utah. Only 3.1 million people live there.
The picture Vernal is very popular among tourists because the town still exudes the atmosphere of the Wild West and many dinosaur fossils are found. Vernal is a fun town to visit on a Utah vacation.
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is known as the home of the Mormons. The Mormons are a church community and follow the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith Jr. If you are in Salt Lake City during a vacation in Utah, you can visit the Salt Lake Temple. This temple is the largest Mormon temple in the world. The center of Salt Lake City is Temple Square. Other must-sees are Utah State Capitol and Red Butte Garden. If you are vacationing in Western America and you have the option to drive to Salt Lake City, it is highly recommended.
History of Mormons
Utah is also the state of the Mormons. Until 1825, the number of whites visiting the state remained very low.
From that year, trading posts were also set up in the area, mainly to stimulate the fur trade. Permanent white settlement began in 1847, when a group of Mormons led by Brigman Young settled in the Great Salt Lake area. Young and his Mormons had fled the eastern United States because of violent religious discrimination.