Description - Utah's history is rich with the movement of the Mormaons to the Salt Lake area, the building of the transcontinental railroad, and its modern history of recreation and industry.
- The locations of early settlements, the routes taken by the Mormons and the early railroads, and other historic sites and buildings are well preserved by the State of Utah and the Federal Government.
Recreation - Recreational activities at historic sites include visitor centers, interpretive programs and viewing of historic buildings and locations.
Climate - The climate of Utah varies with the terrain. Visitors to the mountains will experience cool summer nights and passing storms that can alter a sunny day very quickly. Be prepared with layers when recreating in the mountains.
The deserts and canyons of Utah can be dangerous places. Summer temperatures often reach above 100 degrees F, so be sure to carry water on all adventures. Flash floods in the canyons are also a threat. It is difficult to predict incoming weather when deep within a canyon so check reports before venturing into any narrow canyon areas.
The location of historic sites is available along with driving instructions and a map on each of the wildernet pages describing an individual site.