Utah’s climate varies sharply from mountain to basin, but the most densely populated parts of the state enjoy weather that’s dry and sunny – in Salt Lake City, for example, the sun shines on average 237 days out of the year. Land for sale in Utah is a great choice for people who enjoy a mild climate. No matter how warm it gets during the day, it tends to cool off rapidly once the sun sets. The mountains to the north get a fair amount of precipitation, but because clouds move over the Great Salt Lake which draws out moisture, winter storms are unusually dry resulting in a powder snow that many skiers consider the best in the world.
Looking to enjoy the great outdoors? Consider acreage for sale in Utah, there are many fun things to do throughout the state. Dinosaur National Monument, on the border between Utah and Colorado, is the site of the largest deposit of Jurassic Period dinosaur bones ever uncovered; the surrounding Uinta Mountains wilderness area provides exceptional camping, fishing and backpacking. More dinosaurs as well as Native American petroglyphs and the Wedge Overlook (known as “Utah’s Little Grand Canyon”) are to be found in the scenic Castle Country in central Utah, while Lake Powell to the south offers leisurely houseboat vacations. Then there are the natural amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon, the stunning sandstone buttes, mesas, and monoliths that make up Zion National Park’s Grand Staircase, and the picturesque rock formations – including the famous, stream-carved Natural Bridges National Monument – of Monument Valley to the southeast. The Great Salt Desert in the center of the state is a remnant of a vast prehistoric lake that covered much of Utah through the last Ice Age.
Seventy-five percent of the state’s population lives in the cities of the Wasach Front, a series of basins and valleys at the western foot of the rugged Wasach mountain range that bisects the state. Well over a third of Utah’s population lives in Salt Lake City, nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. Forty miles to the north lies Ogden, an important east/west transportation corridor for manufacturing and raw goods. Lots for sale in Utah cities can be more costly, but they are often well worth the price.
Utah has weathered the crippling recession gripping the nation over the past few years remarkably well. True, the Beehive State is seeing its highest unemployment rates since the end of World War II, but that percentage is only in the single digits. The housing bubble along the Wasach Front was modest by Las Vegas and Phoenix standards. Low state taxes, state spending and the absence of regulatory burdens all contribute to making Utah a favorable climate in which to do business. Utah Land for Sale positions its new owners to partake in the success of one of the best economies in the nation.