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Ski resorts, all located within 45 minutes of the airport, are the most prominent of Salt Lake City's year-round recreational opportunities. Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood canyons are home to the Snowbird, Alta, Brighton and Solitude Mountain resorts. The Park City Mountain Resort is in Parleys Canyon, where the annual snowfall often exceeds 400 inches. The Wasatch Front is good for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, and nearby ranges offer abundant mountain biking opportunities.

Golf courses include Bonneville, Bountiful Ridge, The Country Club, Davis Park, Eaglewood, Glendale, Glenmoor, Mountain Dell, Nibley Park, Old Mill, Rose Park, The Ridge and Wingpointe. Information and reservations for most of these courses can be made by contacting the Utah Golf Association; phone (801) 563-0400.

Bicycling in the mountains or valleys is a popular activity; trails follow the Jordan River, which runs through Salt Lake County. Other summer activities are hiking, camping and fishing. Along Canyon Road in the northeast section of the city is City Creek Canyon, a favorite recreational area for hikers, joggers, picnickers and bicyclists. Reservations must be made to drive through or to picnic beyond the main gate, and a fee for picnicking is charged; for more information phone the Watershed Management Division at (801) 483-6705. On even-numbered summer days and holidays the park is closed to cyclists and joggers; on odd-numbered days it is closed to all motorized vehicles.

Three large reservoirs provide opportunities for boating and water sports. Public tennis courts are available at many city parks, including Liberty and Murray. Antelope Island State Park offers sand beaches and swimming. About a 30-minute drive north of Salt Lake City, it is reachable via a causeway.

The 20,500-seat Vivint Smart Home Arena at 301 West and South Temple streets is the home of the NBA's Utah Jazz; phone (801) 355-3865. Baseball is played by the Salt Lake Bees, the AAA farm team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Games are played at Smith's Ballpark, 77 West 1300 South; phone (801) 350-6900. Hockey fans attend Utah Grizzlies games at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Dr. in West Valley City. Phone (801) 988-7825, or (801) 988-8000 for the box office.

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Travel Information

City Population



4,390 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Salt Lake County is 6.85 percent. There also is a 4.75 percent tax on lodgings in Salt Lake County, 9.5 percent levied on automobile rentals and a 1 percent restaurant tax.



Police (non-emergency)

(801) 799-3000


LDS Hospital, (801) 408-1100; St. Mark's Hospital, (801) 268-7111; Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, (801) 350-4111; University of Utah Health Care-University Hospital, (801) 581-2121.

Visitor Information

90 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1406. Phone:(801)534-4900 or (800)541-4955

Air Travel

Salt Lake City International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, 775 N. Terminal Dr. at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (801) 575-2683 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 340 South 600 West; phone (800) 872-7245.


The Greyhound Lines Inc. terminal is at 300 South 600 West; phone (801) 355-9579 or (800) 231-2222 or TTY (800) 345-3109.


Taxis are on the meter system. Cab companies include City Cab, (801) 363-5550; Ute Cab, (801) 359-7788; and Yellow Cab, (801) 521-1862.

Public Transportation

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides bus service for Salt Lake City as well as transportation to nearby ski areas. Salt Lake City's light rail system, TRAX, also is operated by UTA. The Blue Line runs from downtown south to Draper. The Red Line connects downtown with Jordan and the University of Utah campus. The Green Line connects downtown with West Valley City and the airport. TRAX arrives at stations within 10-30 minutes. In addition, the FrontRunner commuter rail line connects downtown with Ogden, and a high-speed MAX bus links the Millcreek TRAX station with the town of Magna.

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