'The Beehive State'
The beehive is also the state symbol and this should reflect the relation to the early pioneer's virtues, such as perseverance, assiduity and thriftiness.
"This is the Place!" said Brigham Young, pioneer, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, when he first saw the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.
The Mormons turned the dry valley into a prosperous oasis.
The name "Utah" originates from the name of an Indian tribe, the "Ute tribe".
The southern part of Utah is home to some of the most spectacular National Parks of the country, e.g. Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Monument Valley etc.
The north around Salt Lake City is well renowned for its 14 ski areas/resorts: Park City, Deer Valley, Beaver Mtn, etc. - and not to forget that the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 took place in Salt Lake City.
Utah is also a great place for outdoor activities like Rafting, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Horse-Back Riding and for Off-Road Fun.