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Title:
Frommer's Utah
Author:
Laine, Don.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
vi, 340 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764541902
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Book

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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Meticulously researched, with every recommendation based on personal experience, Frommer's Utah is the only guide you'll need to experience all the adventure and natural wonders of this amazing corner of the Southwest. In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find geat places to stay in every price range: luxury ski lodges, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, ranches, rustic cabins, and more.

We'll show you all the sights, from dinosaur fossils and ancient cliff dwellings to Wild West saloons and magnificent Temple Square. You'll rely on our complete coverage of the national parks and monuments, including Zion, Bryce, Canyon, Capitol Reef, Moab, and Arches, plus all the details on some of the nation's best ski resorts. Whether you're looking for family fun or daredevil thrills, Frommer's Utah will help you design the adventure that's right for you.


Author Notes

Residents of New Mexico for more than 30 years, Don and Barbara Laine have traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. In addition to Frommer's Utah , they are the authors of Frommer's Colorado ; Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park ; Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks . They are also the lead authors of Frommer's National Parks of the American West ; and have contributed to Frommer's Texas and Frommer's USA . The Laines have also written Little-Known Southwest and New Mexico & Arizona State Parks (both for The Mountaineers Books).


Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. vii
What's New in Utahp. 1
1 The Best of Utahp. 3
1 The Best Utah Travel Experiencesp. 3
2 The Best Viewsp. 3
3 The Best Family-Vacation Experiencesp. 6
4 The Best Scenic Drivesp. 6
5 The Best Hiking Trailsp. 7
6 The Best Mountain Bikingp. 8
7 The Best Destinations for Fishing & Watersportsp. 8
8 The Best Wildlife Watchingp. 9
9 The Best Downhill Skiingp. 9
10 The Best Places to Discover American Indian Culturep. 10
11 The Best Luxury Hotelsp. 10
12 The Best Bed-and-Breakfastsp. 11
13 The Best Lodgesp. 11
14 The Best Restaurantsp. 12
15 The Best of the Performing Artsp. 12
2 Planning a Trip to Utahp. 13
1 The Regions in Briefp. 13
2 Visitor Informationp. 17
Destination: Utah--Red Alert Checklistp. 18
3 Moneyp. 18
4 When to Gop. 19
Utah Calendar of Eventsp. 20
5 Insurancep. 23
6 Health & Safetyp. 24
7 Specialized Travel Resourcesp. 25
8 Planning Your Trip Onlinep. 29
Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resourcep. 30
9 The 21st-Century Travelerp. 31
Online Traveler's Toolboxp. 33
10 Getting Therep. 33
11 Packages for the Independent Travelerp. 36
12 Escorted General-Interest Toursp. 37
13 Getting Aroundp. 38
14 Tips on Accommodationsp. 40
15 Suggested Itinerariesp. 42
16 Recommended Books & Filmsp. 44
Fast Facts: Utahp. 44
3 For International Visitorsp. 47
1 Preparing for Your Tripp. 47
2 Getting to the U.S.p. 53
3 Getting Around the U.S.p. 54
Fast Facts: For the International Travelerp. 55
4 The Active Vacation Plannerp. 60
1 Preparing for Your Active Vacationp. 60
2 Adventure Travelp. 61
3 Visiting Utah's National Parksp. 62
4 Outdoor Activities A to Zp. 63
Life on the Open Road: Planning an RV or Tenting Vacationp. 66
5 An Introduction to the Wasatch Frontp. 70
1 How We've Covered This Areap. 70
2 Outdoor Pursuits Along the Wasatch Frontp. 72
6 Salt Lake Cityp. 74
1 Orientationp. 74
Neighborhoods in Briefp. 75
2 Getting Aroundp. 76
Fast Facts: Salt Lake Cityp. 77
3 Where to Stayp. 78
Family-Friendly Hotelsp. 80
4 Where to Dinep. 82
Family-Friendly Restaurantsp. 87
5 Exploring Temple Squarep. 87
6 More Attractionsp. 89
7 Organized Toursp. 99
8 Outdoor Pursuits & Spectator Sportsp. 99
9 Shoppingp. 101
10 Salt Lake City After Darkp. 102
11 The Great Salt Lake & Antelope Island State Parkp. 103
7 The Northern Wasatch Front: Utah's Old Westp. 106
1 Ogden: Utah's West at Its Wildestp. 106
Walking Tour: Historic Downtown Ogden--A Walk Through the History of the American Westp. 111
2 Where East Met West: Golden Spike National Historic Sitep. 123
3 Skiing Ogden Valley & the Northern Wasatch Frontp. 125
4 Loganp. 129
8 The Southern Wasatch Front: World-Class Skiing & Morep. 135
1 The Cottonwood Canyon Resorts: Brighton, Solitude, Alta & Snowbirdp. 135
2 Park City: Utah's Premier Resort Townp. 142
3 Side Trips from Park City: Heber Valley Historic Railroad, Strawberry Reservoir & Some Great State Parksp. 156
4 Sundance Resortp. 161
So You Wanna Be in Pictures: The Sundance Institutep. 162
5 Provo & Environsp. 165
6 Timpanogos Cave National Monumentp. 174
9 Dinosaurs & Natural Wonders in Utah's Northeast Cornerp. 176
1 Vernal: Gateway to the Region's Top Recreational Areasp. 176
2 Dinosaur National Monumentp. 181
3 Flaming Gorge National Recreation Areap. 185
10 Utah's Dixie & the Colorful Southwest Cornerp. 191
1 Getting Outdoors in Utah's Color Countryp. 191
2 St. George: Gateway to Southern Utah's Natural Wondersp. 192
3 Cedar Breaks National Monument & Brian Head Resortp. 204
Renaissance Delights on the Colorado Plateau: The Utah Shakespearean Festivalp. 207
4 Kanab: Movies, Sand Dunes & Gateway to the Grand Canyonp. 211
11 Zion National Parkp. 217
How Nature Painted Zion's Landscapep. 220
1 Just the Factsp. 220
2 Seeing the Highlightsp. 223
3 Exploring Zion by Shuttle or Carp. 223
4 Outdoor Pursuitsp. 224
5 Campingp. 227
6 Accommodationsp. 228
7 Diningp. 230
8 Two Attractions in Nearby Springdalep. 231
12 Bryce Canyon National Parkp. 232
1 Just the Factsp. 232
2 Seeing the Highlightsp. 236
3 Exploring Bryce Canyon by Carp. 236
4 Outdoor Pursuitsp. 237
5 Campingp. 240
6 Where to Stayp. 241
7 Diningp. 243
8 More to See & Do Just Outside Bryce Canyonp. 244
9 Kodachrome Basin: A Picture-Perfect State Parkp. 245
10 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument & the Highway 12 Scenic Drivep. 246
Rock or Wood--What Is This Stuff?p. 250
13 Capitol Reef National Parkp. 255
1 Just the Factsp. 256
2 Seeing the Highlights by Carp. 258
Butch Cassidy: Utah's Most Infamous Sonp. 259
3 From Petroglyphs to a Pioneer Schoolhouse: Capitol Reef's Historic Sitesp. 260
4 Outdoor Pursuitsp. 260
5 Campingp. 262
6 Where to Stayp. 263
7 Diningp. 265
14 Lake Powell & Glen Canyon National Recreation Areap. 267
1 Just the Factsp. 267
Where Has All The Water Gone?p. 270
2 Exploring Lake Powell by Boatp. 271
3 Seeing the Sightsp. 273
4 Outdoor Pursuitsp. 274
5 Campingp. 275
6 Where to Stay & Dinep. 275
7 In Memory of John Wesley Powell: A Nearby Museump. 276
15 From Moab to Arches & Canyonlands National Parksp. 277
1 Moab: Gateway to the National Parksp. 277
2 Arches National Parkp. 291
3 Canyonlands National Parkp. 297
4 North & West of the Parksp. 306
16 The Four Corners Areap. 309
1 A Base Camp in Bluffp. 309
2 Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Parkp. 312
3 Natural Bridges National Monumentp. 315
4 Hovenweep National Monumentp. 317
5 Four Corners Monumentp. 319
6 East to Colorado & Mesa Verdep. 319
Appendix Utah in Depthp. 322
1 Utah Todayp. 322
2 History 101p. 323
3 A Brief Look at Modern Mormonism--or Yes, You Can Get a Cup of Coffee in Utahp. 326
Indexp. 328