Salt Lake City


Originally settled by Latter-Day Saint (LDS) pioneers under the direction of Brigham Young, Salt Lake City is nestled between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains. Claiming his city would one day be inhabited by over half a million people, Brigham Young ordered the streets of downtown be built wide to accommodate the future population. With a population of over 1.2 million people today, Brigham Young's vision more than came true, and those wide streets keep downtown from feeling too crowded even now.


Although the LDS own lots of land in Salt Lake City, less than half the population are church members. The powdery mountains to the southeast, home to Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Snowbird, Alta, and more, are merely an hour away.


And the remarkable landscapes of Arches National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park are merely three to four hours to the south.