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UTAH – @namdophoto

UTAH – @namdophoto

“The only trip you’ll regret is the one you didn’t take.”

Towards the Southwest region of the United States, Utah is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, snowboarding, horse riding, rock climbing, and relatable activities. The landscape of the country is composed of mountains, deserts, and plateaus. It represents a crucial part in the settlement of the country United States. The urban development of the country is concentrated in two areas- the Wasatch Front in the north-central part and Washington country in the Southwest, and the majority of western Utah lies in Great Britain. Salt Lake City is the largest city and capital of Utah, and it includes peculiar and historical sites to visit. For instance, Temple Square, and the Mormon church.


Dixie is the low-lying area in the southwest corner of Utah, and the area got this name because ancient settlers were able to grow cotton in the region. It consists of the city of St. George’s, hot, dry summers, and mild winters. The benches are the elevated slopes along the Wasatch Front, and they receive more precipitation and snow than the valley floors. Mormons or members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints make up maximum Utah’s population. The beliefs and practices of Mormons have a strong influence on the public policy in the state. 


Most of the food in Utah is of typical American cuisine, and the mouth-watering dishes and drinks of Utah include:

  • Funeral potatoes- it is a dish of sliced potatoes dipped in cheese. It is usually served in reunions and weddings.
  • Jello- a type of dessert made of gelatin that exists in different colors. 
  • Fry Sauce- a type of sauce made from ketchup and mayonnaise. It is mostly served with fries. 
  • Beers that contain somewhere less alcohol than usual beer.
  • Full strength beer is available in bars and not in liquor shops. 


Utah holds the highest position in total fertility rate, 47th position in teenage pregnancy. Lowest position in the percentage of births out of wedlock, the lowest position in the number of abortions per capita, the lowest position when teen pregnancy terminates into abortion, and the fourth position in overall well-being in the United States. It has been believed that pregnancies and abortions may also be artificially low in terms of teenagers going out of Utah for abortion due to parental restriction. The country has the lowest child poverty rate, despite its young population. Unfortunately, antidepressant drugs were prescribed majorly in Utah than in other states because of the high depression rates.


Utah is a different yet exploring country because it has so much to look forward to for the visitors. Starting from having the third most national parks of any state, various national monuments, national recreational areas, to national forests. It has various tourist, cultural attractions, colleges, and universities. People interested in mining can rely on Utah because mining has been a large industry here since it was first settled. Like all countries, Utah has also experienced various incidents leading to huge loss of life and property. For example, the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse. Visitors should beware of stereotypical thinking of people, scams, gambling, and the practice of polygamy. 

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About The Author

Priyanka Ohri

Ms. Priyanka Ohri is a Human Developmentalist. She is pursuing a master's in Human development from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and sustains a graduation degree in home science with a specialization in Human development from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She is an empathetic listener and an articulate writer. Her work has been published online on-site Icy Tales and Icy Canada. She has also contributed to two e-magazines (aces magazine and damnfit magazine) by writing articles on topics, ‘why forgiving is gratifying’ and ‘how do we interact with each other’. She believes in imparting her knowledge on Human development subjects.

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