Make the Most of Your Connection: Explore Salt Lake

Every day, travelers fly out of Glacier Park International Airport and make connections through the bustling Salt Lake City Airport. Salt Lake City isn’t just a stopover, though. The city is a Western gem that blends a passion for the outdoors with a unique, underground flair. The city’s metro area is home to over 1 million people who reside against the backdrop of the majestic Wasatch Range.

Salt Lake City’s plethora of recreating opportunities — from world-class ski resorts to accessible trail networks — make this western metropolis a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Located in northern Utah, Salt Lake City is a community driven by the outdoors with a vibrant cultural scene including standouts like the Clark Planetarium, the Gateway open-air shopping center and the Hogle Zoo.

Visitors can hit the slopes on one of the city’s seven ski resorts, all within a 45-minute drive of downtown. In warmer months, opportunities for hiking are practically endless with easily accessible trails located minutes from the city center.

Salt Lake’s nightlife scene is dominated by microbreweries — Squatters is a local favorite — and speakeasy bars like Bodega, known for their handcrafted cocktails. Those looking for a more upper-crust experience can take in an opera at the Capitol Theatre or a symphony at Abravanel Hall.

Easily accessible via Glacier Park International Airport, consider Salt Lake City for your next get away to discover new adventures, just a short flight away.

Headed to Salt Lake? Don’t miss…

1. Utah Olympic Park: The venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games offers bobsledding, ropes courses, rock climbing and more.

2. Temple Square: A historic square home to iconic buildings like the Salt Lake Temple and Salt Lake Tabernacle.

3. Bodega and the Rest: An iconic speakeasy bar and restaurant known for an eclectic menu and delicious cocktails.