Utah can be reached by...
Utah can be reached by airplane at it's capitol Salt Lake City. We however started our drive along the National Parks (mainly in the Southern half of the state) from Phoenix-Scottsdale Arizona.
By car we followed the green line on the map that I enclose for every future visitor.
Whether you opt to fly or drive to Utah, the best way to get around the red rock country is by car. There is so much to see and so many places to stop along the way. The roads are good and it is easy to get around. There are some areas only accessible with 4-wheel, high clearance vehicles, but most areas are fine for the family sedan.
Air travel to Utah is convient...
Air travel to Utah is convient from the Salt Lake City Airport. The southern area of the State is also accessible from the Las Vegas Nevada Internation Airport, but it involves driving about 100 miles into Utah.
Interstate highways cross the state from North to South and East to West
It's best if you can drive yourself. You'll want to stop often to view the scenery and distances to destinations can be long.
Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden have a decent public transportation system, but having been to Europe, don't expect that kind of convience here. Again, it's best if you can drive yourself
My family used to drive here...
My family used to drive here from Florida. While that drive is scenic and interesting, I am extremely partial to the airline route as an adult. Still, driving into Utah from the south is a beautiful drive. Just be sure that you take state highways to break the monotony of driving through the desert.
You NEED a car if you want to go to the neatest places in the state. However, if you are strictly interested in downtown Salt Lake, the new light rail system provides a convenient way to get around. Just stay clear of I-15.
The same RV that brought us to...
The same RV that brought us to 7 states without any trouble.
The roads are good, but it was not allowed by the renting company to leave the paved roads.
Fly into Salt Lake City. Rent...
Fly into Salt Lake City. Rent a car so you can drive into the surrounding mountains. Ride the local light rail train within downtown.
The best way to explore Utah...
The best way to explore Utah is to do so by car. For me Utah was part of a car trip that I took in the southwest.
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This is the only campground in Arches National Park. There are 52 site to choose from. Current...more
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