12 August 2018
After altering our plans several times due to forest fires, it was time to leave Idaho and sinc with our orignal plans in Moab, Utah. The drive was not especially noteworthy except for our stop in Salt Lake City and scenic drive through Manti-La Sal National Forest in Central Utah.
We had spent several days in Salt Lake City about 5 years ago on the Big Trip so this time by we made brief stops at the Utah State Capitol Building, our fourth capitol building in the past week, and Temple Square, ground zero of the Mormon religion.
Salt Lake City is Utah’s capital and largest city. It lacks excitement and is often overlooked; however SLC is a thriving metropolis with clean streets, low crime, and a mountain backdrop. World class ski resorts in Park City are a short drive east. SLC is a great place to raise a family and a nice place to visit. I’m glad we could stop again, albeit for only a few hours.
Utah State Capitol Building (left) and Salt Lake Temple (right)
We arrived in Moab late, the perfect location to explore nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.