Salt Lake City, Utah

Location and Transportation

Salt Lake International Airport Information

The Salt Lake City Airport is the only commercial airport on the Wasatch Front and is one of the busiest and most efficient airports in the nation. It ranks first in the U.S. as far as on-time departures and arrivals – and fewest flight cancellations. It is also only minutes from the University of Utah and approximately 45 minutes from Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

The Salt Lake City International Airport site has information about:

  • Flight Information: Arrivals and Departures, Flight Schedules, U.S. Customs, Security, and Baggage
  • Transportation: Driving Instructions, Passenger Pickup Rental, Cars, Buses, Taxis and Limos
  • Airport Guide: Airport Maps, Dining, Shopping, and Information and Services

Visiting SLC

www.visitsaltlake.com

Salt Lake lies in a mountain valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and north. The Oquirrh (pronounced “oaker”) Mountains border the western edge of the valley. Salt Lake’s official elevation is 4,330 feet/1,320 meters above sea level. The city is situated on land once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville. This ancient lake existed within portions of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, with an elevation rising from 4,200 feet to 5,200 feet (1,280 meters to 1,585 meters) at some points. The eastern and northern portions of the city are located on a series of terraces, or former beaches, which are known locally as “the benches.”

  • Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone and uses Daylight Savings Time
  • City Elevation: 4,330 feet; 1,320 meters
  • Nearby Mountains: (Snowbird base) 8,100 feet; 2,469 meters

Salt Lake City at night

Utah and the Region

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