Salt lake City is the commercial, industrial, and financial center of Utah. Three-fourths of the State’s population is concentrated within a 100-mile radius of that City, and well over one-half the people reside within 50 miles of Salt Lake City.
Tourists come to Utah primarily to visit historic Salt Lake City; to see the Great Salt Lake; to tour the park areas, including Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Park; and to fish in the cool mountain streams. Persons traveling in the State during the winter and early spring months should be prepared for cold weather and snow. When crossing the less-frequently traveled desert areas of the western portion, motorists should carry a supply of fresh water as a safeguard, particularly during the summer months.