Utah Transportation

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Utah Transportation

  • Light Rail or Bus

    Salt Lake City Transportation

    I'm not absolutely sure, but I think I remember riding the bus at least once. Now, SLC in addition to the buses, has a light rail system which they call TRAX. For the BUS: Pay when you get on the bus. If you board within the downtown Free Ride Zone, pay when you get off. The regular fare is $1.40. Correct change is required. Ask for a “transfer...

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  • Airport

    Salt Lake City Transportation

    Hotel shuttles and taxis connect the airport with downtown. I made sure our hotel had a free shuttle as I didn't want to pay for a taxi even though the airport is fairly close to the downtown. If you don't have too much luggage, UTA buses offer an inexpensive $2 ride from the airport to downtown. But free is better.

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  • Drive

    Salt Lake City Transportation

    The streets are quite wide. When Brigham Young had them laid out, he specified that they should be 132 feet wide so that a team of four oxen pulling a wagon could make a U-turn. According to Frommer's A more tantalizing tale has it that the streets were made wide enough for polygamist Young and all his wives to walk comfortably down the street...

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  • Salt Lake City International Airport

    Located six miles (ten kilometers) northwest of downtown Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the main gateway to the State of Utah. There are direct international flights to Japan, France, and Mexico, and there are numerous connections to most American cities, since Delta Air Lines has one of its hubs here.Airlines serving...

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  • America the Beautiful

    Utah is one of the most beautiful states in all of American. Even when driving around the amazing west of this great country, Utah sticks out as one of the most spectacular. Lacking great mass transit as is typical in the US, it's an area best experienced with a car. Not only getting from park to park but getting around while there can be a problem...

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  • Scenic Byway 12

    Highway 12 passes through and adjacent to some of Utah's greatest natural wonders. The west to east version of this route begins at Red Canyon before it heads past the turnoff from Bryce Canyon National Park. A few miles later, the road dips into a wide open valley before climbing back up for a view of a canyon. Winding and twisting its way past...

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  • Zion Mt Carmel Highway

    Heading east out of Zion National Park towards Bryce Canyon National Park is the Zion Mount Carmel Highway. The highway is steep at some points and passes through a mile long dark tunnel, but is a pretty drive. There are several pullouts and trails that offer views of Zion Canyon and Checkerboard Mesa, shown in the photo.

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  • 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.

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  • Road Trip

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Fly into Salt Lake City for...

    Fly into Salt Lake City for almost everything in Utah. Everyplace else is just too far away... (like Las Vegas, Denver, Albuquerque, or Phoenix). Anyway, it's your best bet. You could also drive. I know I-70 ends/begins in Utah.Car is the best way to get around the state.

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  • It's best to fly into Salt...

    It's best to fly into Salt Lake City, I think. Driving through the mountains was awful last time we did it--roads are narrow and it's SLOW! You might try Delta Airlines, their hub is in Salt Lake and they often have cheap fares!Rent a car if you didn't drive! You really need a car to get around, unless you're going to stay right downtown and not...

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  • We drove down from Calgary -...

    We drove down from Calgary - the only way to go, really, given that we had bicycles & camping gear. Even so, it took about 18 hours, driving through the night. Rather magical as the dawn started to break to look out at the changed scenery - it was dusk in Idaho with the mountains around us, now there were clear signs that we were in a desert...

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  • Best to fly to Salt Lake City...

    Best to fly to Salt Lake City to start from the north and work your way down to Arches and Monument Valley. Alternatively fly to Las Vegas and drive north for Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.Hire a car and drive south from SLC. Arches takes about 3 - 4 hours. Monument Valley 7 - 8. Whatever you do, to appreciate this state you will need a car.

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  • 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.

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  • From Las Vegas: I-15 North.

    Getting around in the mountains can be difficult especially if the roads are bad. A 4WD vehicle is ideal, but if you can't get your hands on one, then make sure your car is at least front wheel drive. For extremely bad roads you will need chains for your tires.

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  • By Air

    By AirMany major airlines provide daily air service to Salt Lake City. As Delta uses Salt Lake City as a hub, you'll likely find it has the most options.

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  • Go by road...

    Well you can always fly into Salt Lake City, I think it is well served by both International and Domestic flights. The road network into and around Utah is also pretty well established.We travelled around in a small maxi van. It allowed us to go wherever we pleased. In the national parks themselves, the best way to get around, is to get out there...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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 WestIt's best if you can drive yourself. You'll want to stop often to...

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  • Zion has instituted a bus...

    Zion has instituted a bus system (in May) where no cars are allowed in the valley. The system works out really good. It takes out traffic and congestion out of the park. They have so many buses that one comes by every 5-10 minutes.(photo: The Narrows, at Zion)

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  • Car is the best way to get...

    Car is the best way to get around. I'm not even sure you can realistically manage any other way. The distances are long between places and roads lightly traveled. Make sure your car is in good condition and fill up the gas tank often. Help may be a long way off - my friends and I once went over 2 and a half hours driving without seeing another car...

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  • The best way to travel through...

    The best way to travel through Southern Utah is via Road Trip with a few of your very closest friends. They have to be open-minded like you, though! Anything can happen. Below is me and my friend driving through a dried up river bed in my Trooper.

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  • Flying is definitely the...

    Flying is definitely the fastest way to get to Utah. If you like driving, Utah has a lot of scenery along its freeways in the mountains.Rent a car and humor us Utah drivers. UTA buses are also a good way to get around.

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