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If you're in Salt Lake City for the first time, you might have a few questions about our town.

1. Is Everyone in Salt Lake City a Mormon?
No, Of course not. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS for short ) make up roughly 60 percent of our states population. But, less than half of Salt Lake City's residents are LDS Church members.

2. Can I get a drink in Salt Lake City?
We get this asked all the time, and the answer is yes, yes and yes. Utah's Liquor Laws changed a few years back when the state abolished the the private club way of getting a drink in Utah and now it's as simple as walking into a bar and ordering one. Same as the rest of the country. If you walk into a restaurant though, you will be asked by your server if you will be eating there before they can bring you a drink.

3. How do I find my way around town?
No problem. Salt Lake City is mapped out on a grid system, with downtown's Temple Square acting as the starting point. So, if you want to hit a restaurant or pub with an address of 300 South and 200 West, you simply go three blocks south of Temple Square, then two blocks west, and you're there.

4. Is it hard to get around?
Not really, but bear in mind that Salt Lake City blocks are longer than most cities', so if you're going to a restaurant or bar six blocks from your hotel, that's nearly a mile trek. The good news: the TRAX light rail system runs through the heart of downtown, putting you within an easy walk of many dining and nightlife options. And best of all, it's free in the downtown area.

5. Can You Visit Temple Square?
The LDS Church has a large visitors center and provides regularly scheduled tours for visitors. The Church History Museum and Joseph Smith Memorial building are also within walking distance.

6. Does Salt Lake Have Casino Gambling?
No! Not in Utah. Our residents and visitors head out to Wendover, Nevada which is only 120 miles west of Salt Lake City and offers five casinos. It's less than a two hour straight shot on Interstate 80 from downtown Salt Lake.

The area code for Salt Lake City and surrounding cities is ( 801 )
Park Citys area code is ( 435 )


Highway Conditions 964-6000
Temperature 467-8463
Airport Information 575-2400
Utah Travel Council 538-1030
Public Transportation 287-4636

Salt Lake City, Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone and follows Daylight Savings Time.

Salt Lake City Metro: 170,000
Salt Lake Area: 830,000
Wasatch Front: 1.5 million

The Wasatch Front is roughly 80 miles long with Ogden approximately 40 miles north of the Salt Lake Valley and Provo approximately 40 miles south of the Salt Lake Valley.

Utah: 3.1 million

Salt Lake City: 4330 feet / 1320 meters
Snowbird: 8100 feet / 2469 meters

Salt Lake City enjoys four separate seasons.

Summer is usually warm, dry, sunny with low humidity.
Fall starts to bring the colors out with cooler temperatures.
Winter usually enjoys above freezing temperatures during the day with powdery snow in the mountains. Cold after dusk.
Spring is usually nice enough for a round of golf in the valley, with skiing in the mountains.


Month High Low
Jan 36 19
Feb 42 24
Mar 51 28
Apr 61 36
May 72 46
Jun 84 53
Jul 93 61
Aug 91 59
Sep 80 51
Oct 66 40
Nov 50 28
Dec 38 21

We, like you, dress accordingly to the weather and our preferences. Warm clothes for the winter, and shorts and sandals for the summer.


The airport is located about ten minutes from downtown Salt Lake. Taxis, Uber, limos, buses and shuttles supply service to anywhere in the valley and the local ski resorts. A one-way taxi from the airport to downtown is usually around $ 28.00. Some Salt Lake hotels provide free airport shuttle services, so call them before you arrive to make arrangements.


33 miles from the airport

35 miles from the airport

31 miles from the airport

33 miles from the airport

Driving routes:
From the airport, leave the airport and take I-80 east (left lane) (about 1/4 mile from the airport), about 1.5 miles you will see the entrance to I-215 south (towards Cheyenne & Provo) Go south on I-215 about 12 minutes, it will curve towards the mountains, about another 2 to 3 minutes you will get off at 6200 South and follow the ski markers.

From downtown, take I-15 South to I-215 East. Follow that to 6200 south, get off and follow ski markers. It's about 15 to 20 minutes from the downtown area to 6200 south.


The Canyons is a part of Park City Mtn Resort
33 miles from the airport

Deer Valley
39 miles from the airport

Park City
37 miles from the airport

From the airport take I-80 east ( about 1/4 mile from the airport, so stay in the left hand lane ), about 5 miles you will see the entrance to I-15 Southbound, take I-15 to I-80 East towards Cheyenne. In less than 4 minutes you will see the signs for Park City. Stay left side, this is Parleys Canyon, and you will be there in less than 25 minutes.

From downtown, take I-15 Southbound to I-80 Eastbound, and the same info above applies.

See our adjoining page for a complete rundown. Liquor Laws

The UTA ( Utah Transit Authority ) provides an extensive bus & light rail ( TRAX ) service throughout the valley. Fares are $2.50 within the valley. They also provide airport transportation, service to the ski areas and door to door service for disabled passengers. For more info call 801-287-4636.

Although Salt Lake City is the home of the world-wide headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ( The Mormons ), over 40 % of Utah’s population call another religion the one they choose to practice. Our citizens are a mix of religious and cultural backgrounds, so you should be able to find your religious service being practiced here. In fact, there are more than 25 Catholic Churches alone in the Salt Lake Valley.

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