Utah Retirement options are varied. The state has spectacular scenery and parks. Five national parks and six national monuments showcase Utah’s geological splendor. Erosion has created the pinnacles of Bryce Canyon National Park where Dinosaur National Monument is the most productive quarry of Jurassic fossils in the world. Here, a riverbed of dinosaur carcasses has piled up over thousands of years.
Canyonlands National Park include 150-foot Angel Arch, Puebloan rock art, volcanic domes, and lots of other surprises, especially for those hardy souls who venture out into the back country.
From 32 to 14 thousand years ago, most of northwestern Utah was submerged beneath vast, ancient Lake Bonneville. One year, Bonneville’s basin was pierced and much of its water drained out through the Snake River system in a catastrophic flood. After the flood, evaporation continued to shrink Lake Bonneville, leaving behind Great Salt Lake as its descendant. The Bonneville Salt Flats, some of the flattest territory in the world, were exposed by this process.
Salt Lake City, Utah’s largest urban area, is also the religious capital of the “Mormons”, also known as the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or “LDS”. Salt Lake is is flanked by mountains and by the huge Great Salt Lake. Provo, Park City, and Moab are are gateways to abundant natural attractions. Park City is hosts the premier independent film event of the year – the Sundance Film Festival