The sheer abundance of the free-to-enjoy nature, the low cost of food and housing and, well, just about everything, and some of the best skiing on the continent makes for a must-visit destination.And yet it’s still relatively pocket-sized: At noon you can be careening down ski slopes that overlook the downtown gastropubs where you’ll be sipping beer at 1.) of gorgeous waterfalls, caves, biking/horse trails, and historic sections of the Ohio and Erie canal.
Give whoever named this park credit: they didn’t mince words.
This 120sqmi national treasure outside Moab is all about arches, 2,000 of ‘em in fact.
Of which there are no fewer than 11 within an hour of the airport, four of which are world-class. Brighton, a local favorite, offers night skiing till 9pm for those keen to take their lives in their hands.
To save a few bucks find a slightly more remote option like Powder Mountain or Sundance.
After spending a month living and working in Mormon Mecca this year, I am here to tell you that Salt Lake City cannot be beaten for living your best life on a budget.