Category: Guide to Utah

Utah – The state got its name from the tribe of Ute, a member of the Shoshones. The first permanent settlement was established in 1847 by the Mormons. Utah is also called “Beehive State” by the approximately 12 million inhabitants. The first transcontinental railroad reached the capital Salt Lake City in 1869, and at the same time the year of entry into the Union (45th state). The most popular destinations are Bryce and Glen Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands National Park and the capital city, which is adorned with a huge Mormon temple.