Description - The Northern Travel Region of Utah encompasses the northwestern corner of the state, with Interstate 80 as the southern boundary. Geographically it consists of the Great Salt Lake Desert, Great Salt Lake, northern Wasatch Mountains and Bear River Basin. Recreation sites within this region include the Sawtooth National Forest, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Antelope Island State Park, Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Bear Lake State Park, in addition to several smaller state parks.
- The attractions in this region of Utah include state parks, national forests, wilderness areas and BLM lands. Various facilities are available throughout the region from developed campgrounds with showers to primitive sites without drinking water. Contact individual sites for specific information.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities in the Northern Travel Region of Utah are as varied as the terrain. In winter, snowmobiling, ice skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities in the mountains. During the warmer months of the year visitors and residents of this region enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking and camping.
Climate - This portion of Utah contains mountain and desert climates. Temperatures vary with the season and elevation. Expect hot summer days at lower elevations, reaching temperatures of 90 degrees F. Summer at higher elevations is mild with high temperatures reaching 85 degrees F. Winter can be cold both east and west of the Great Salt Lake, but temperatures are milder at lower elevations. In general, Utah is arid, precipitation often reaches this state in the form of winter snow and summer thunderstorms.
The Northern Travel Region of Utah lies in the northwestern corner of the state. Wyoming forms its eastern boundary, Idaho forms its northern boundary and Nevada its western boundary. Interstate 80 forms the southern boundary of this region.