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Utah Quick Facts
- State Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk
- State Fruit: Cherry
- State Holiday: Pioneer Day
- State Capital: Salt Lake City
- State Bird: California Gull
- State Motto: Industry
Other Utah Facts
Salt Lake City was originally named Great Salt Lake City. The “Great” was dropped in 1868.
Highest Mountain Peaks
Utah’s mountain peaks, on average, are the highest in the country.
The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City took 40 years to complete.
Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Acquired in 1884
Utah was acquired by the United States in 1848.
Utah has the reputation of having the world’s greatest ski powder. 14 Alpine resorts operate in Utah.
Utah By the Numbers
national forests in Utah
Average inches of snowfall in Salt Lake City
national parks in Utah
Length of Utah’s Great Salt Lake