Places to Visit: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Many people traveling to Bozeman do so via Utah and the Salt Lake City Area. Salt Lake City serves as a convenient and centralized hub for travelers coming from the east, west, and south.

  • Salt Lake City is the ideal location for recreational opportunities.
  • You will not have any difficulty finding a place to stay, or a great place to eat.
  • Salt Lake City has many cultural and historical attractions.
  • From Salt Lake, you can either fly to Bozeman or take the time to enjoy a scenic 6-hour drive.

As the capitol city of Utah, Salt Lake City, has something to offer for everyone. Its proximity to the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake puts it in an ideal location for great outdoor recreation. As a center for commerce and trade and the location of one of the busiest international airports in the west, Salt Lake City has many cultural and historical attractions.

Here is where many visitors to the western states begin their vacation by flying into Salt Lake International Airport.

Salt Lake City can be found along the north south corridor of I 15 and the east west corridor of I 80. It is easily found in the northern portion of Utah and is easily accessible by automobile, airplane, and train.

You will not have any difficulty finding a place to stay. Whether you're looking for a hotel within walking distance of the convention center for business or a resort to spend a family vacation skiing on the world's best powder, Salt Lake City and surrounding area has it all.

Salt Lake City has every type of restaurant to satisfy even the most choosey of appetites. Go for International flair with Asian, Italian, Mexican or European restaurants. Take it causal with a brewpubs. On the other hand, for the serious diner, experience world-renown, 5-Star restaurants!

Skiing and winter sports are synonymous with Salt Lake City. Salt Lake is North America's most convenient ski destination. Skiers who travel from either the east or west coasts in the morning can be enjoying deep powder snow by noon. Seven ski resorts, three Nordic ski areas and the Nation's only recreational ski jumping complex are all within 40 minutes of the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Summer activities include boating, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, golfing, backpacking and much more.

Hogle Zoo
Home to over 1100 animals, the zoo offers special programs for kids during their visit.

Kennecott Bingham Copper Mine
Located just 20 minutes southwest of SLC, you will see the largest man=made excavation on earth. The mine is so large it can be seen by astronauts in space.

Red Butte Garden
A botanical garden on the University of Utah campus.

Discovery Gateway
This is Utah’s premier children’s museum where there are interactive activities for learning and exploring.

State Capitol
Built between 1912 and 1916, the building is filled with history.

Temple Square
Historic Temple Square is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Wander the Square and visit the Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There are many other sites to see and it can take up much of your day.

Other significant attractions include the Golden Spike National Historic Site, the Clark Planetarium, the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, Trolley Square and the Living Planet Aquarium.

Getting Here
Once you are in Salt Lake City, whether you arrive by airplane, car or any other means – you can either travel on to Bozeman via air – Delta offers direct flights to Bozeman - or you can drive.

If you plan to drive it, take I 15 north to Idaho Falls. At Idaho Falls, take US 20 east. Near West Yellowstone, MT, turn onto US 191 and continue to follow that road on to Bozeman.