Some of the most colorful figures and outlaws of the Old West have claimed Utah as home. Utah's prime location between California and the middle of nowhere created a sparsely populated landscape from which cattle rustlers and bandits could steal their way into western legend.
The wide-open area sheltered some of the West's most reviled and revered cowboys. Old West outlaws including Butch Cassidy, Billy the Kid, and the Rough Riders all set up camp within Utah's borders.
Most of the territory once dominated by the great cowboys is still untouched and can be conveniently visited today. Experience the living history of the Old West! The Old West way of life is still strong within Utah. Modern-day cowboys still ranch on Utah's soil and Native American tradition and present-day customs have a strong influence on Utah's overall cultural climate.
Utah has more variety of landscapes, geology, and recreational opportunities than you even can imagine. While the national parks are considered national treasures, there are many more places to see and things to do that are just as amazing… and certainly less crowded!
Most of Utah lies on a plateau higher than 4,000 feet above sea level. The geology of this region takes on an amazing variety of shapes and colors. Elevations rise and fall dramatically in the shape of mountains, buttes, and plateaus, the highest reaching over 13,000 feet! Within this varied landscape are hidden treasures and experiences that appeal to everyone — from the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer to the family wanting a relaxing getaway. Utah has something for everyone.