Welcome to Salt Lake Region
The vast Salt Lake Valley is the spot Brigham Young claimed when he announced 'This is the place!' to his pioneering followers in 1847. Today almost 80% of the state's population, nearly 2 million people, live along the eastern edge of the Wasatch Mountains from Ogden to Provo. Salt Lake City (SLC) sits smack in the middle of this concentration; banked against the foothills, its sprawl is often well-camouflaged.
To the north and west lie the Great Salt Lake and 100 miles of salt flats stretching into Nevada.