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HISTORIC SITES SCENIC UTAH

“ One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope.” – WALLACE STEGNER, FROM THE SOUND OF MOUNTAIN WATER

EARLY EXPLORATIONS & SETTLEMENT
In the late 18th century Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to arrive in present day Utah. Then trappers, traders, and trailblazers arrived. The Utah cities Provo and Ogden take their names from legendary figures known as “Mountain Men,” Etienne Provost and Peter Skene Ogden. Some of their trails are still in use today as our roads and highways. The Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847. Historic Mormon sites are prevalent throughout the state (consult the Mormon Heritage section of this guide for more information). Just after the arrival of the Latter-day Saints, the U.S. Army came to Utah Territory. As the Civil War raged in the Eastern United States, the army set up encampments and forts throughout the area. Places like Salt Lake City’s Fort Douglas and Camp Floyd-Stagecoach Inn State Park remain today as reminders of that time. Around this same time the Pony Express ran through Utah, and some Pony Express stations remain today.

www.VisitUTAH.com/historic-sites

IF ONE WAS TO CONSIDER UTAH’S HISTORY AND ITS HISTORIC SITES,
a staggering abundance of fascinating knowledge would be lost and forgotten if we started out with modern history. UTAH is one of the premier paleontological sites in the world, and the state’s prehistoric human record is equally rich. Archaeologists suggest human habitation here goes back 12,000 years. Consult the Tribal Cultures section of this guide for more on American Indian historic sites. For more information on Utah’s history, go to www.history.utah.gov.

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The Mormon pioneer settlement of Fruita in Capitol Reef National Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places – RON NIEBRUGGE

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Utah Travel Guide 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Utah Travel Guide 2012

Utah Travel Guide 2012
Experience Utah
Welcome
Contents
Travel Guide Contents
How To Use This Guide
This Is Utah
Utah’s Geography
Four Seasons
Utah Cities & Economics
Shopping, Dining & Lodging
Scenic Places
National Parks
Arches NP
Bryce Canyon NP
Canyonlands NP
Capitol Reef NP
Zion NP
National Monuments & Recreation Areas
Glen Canyon NRA
Rainbow Bridge NM
Timpanogos Cave NM
Golden Spike NHS
Flaming Gorge NRA
Natural Bridges NM
Hovenweep NM
Cedar Breaks NM
Dinosaur NM
Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
Utah’s Public Lands
Scenic Byways
Elevated Experiences
Accessible Utah
History, Arts & Culture
Historic Sites
Tribal Cultures
Mormon Heritage
Arts, Cultural Events & Festivals
Museums in Utah
Outdoor Adventures
Winter Activities
Skiing & Snowboarding
Olympic Legacy
Hiking & Climbing
Camping
Biking in Utah
Water Sports
Wildlife Adventures
Off-Road Adventures
Utah State Parks
Guides & Outfitters
Utah Golf
Utah Visitor Resources
Getting to Utah
Getting Around Utah
Cities & Major Distances
Life Elevated®
Elevated Experiences
NORTHERN UTAH
CENTRAL UTAH
SOUTHERN UTAH
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Experience Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Welcome
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - How To Use This Guide
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah’s Geography
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Four Seasons
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah Cities & Economics
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Shopping, Dining & Lodging
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Scenic Places
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - National Parks
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Arches NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Bryce Canyon NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Canyonlands NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Capitol Reef NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Zion NP
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - National Monuments & Recreation Areas
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Glen Canyon NRA
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Timpanogos Cave NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Golden Spike NHS
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Flaming Gorge NRA
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Hovenweep NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Cedar Breaks NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah’s Public Lands
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Scenic Byways
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Elevated Experiences
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Accessible Utah
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - History, Arts & Culture
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Historic Sites
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Tribal Cultures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Mormon Heritage
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Arts, Cultural Events & Festivals
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Museums in Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Outdoor Adventures
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Winter Activities
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Skiing & Snowboarding
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Olympic Legacy
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Hiking & Climbing
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Camping
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Biking in Utah
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Water Sports
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Wildlife Adventures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Off-Road Adventures
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah State Parks
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Guides & Outfitters
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah Golf
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Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Utah Visitor Resources
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Getting Around Utah
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Cities & Major Distances
Utah Travel Guide 2012 - Life Elevated®
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