are some answers to frequently asked questions about Salt
What is the area code for Salt Lake?
What time zone are you located
What type of transportation
Who can I call for important information?
What is the population, elevation
Are accommodations, restaurants
and nightlife available?
How close are the ski resorts?
The area code for Salt Lake City and surrounding area
The rest of the state including Park City is (435)
Salt Lake City is in the Mountain Time Zone and follows
Daylight Savings Time.
Highways: Interstate-15 slices through Utah, north
to south, from Idaho to Arizona. Interstate-80 crosses
the northern part of the state from Wyoming, running west
into Nevada. Interstate-84 runs northwest toward Idaho
from Echo Junction near the Wyoming border. US-6 / US-191
is the major route through the eastern and southeastern
portions of the state. Interstate-70 runs west from Colorado
to a junction with I-15 in central Utah. US-666 enters
Utah's southeastern corner from southern Colorado and
I-15 Freeway Reconstruction: Reconstruction of
Interstate 15 (I-15) will be going on until July of 2001.
Daily updates of ramp closures are available by calling
toll free 1-888-463-6415.
Airports: The major airport is Salt Lake City International
Airport, which was ranked ninth best in the U.S. By "Conde
Nast Traveler" magazine. For more information contact
the Salt Lake International Airport. 801-575-2400
Bus Service: Greyhound Bus Lines access several
Utah cities and towns. In northern Utah, buses make regular
stops in Provo, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Birgham and Logan.
In eastern Utah, Greyhound runs to Vernal and Price. Heading
to southwestern Utah on I-15, the bus line makes stops
in Beaver, Parowan, Cedar City and St. George. Contact:
Light Rail: A light rail system designed for commuter
travel provides access to Salt Lake City and vicinity.
Much of the project will be functional in early 2000,
with total completion by 2002. Fares are $1.00
within the valley. For more info call 801-287-4636
Railroad: In Northern Utah, Amtrak makes
daily stops in Salt Lake City. The line also has service
to Ogden, north of Salt Lake, and Provo, to the south.
In eastern and southeastern Utah, there is service to
Helper and Thompson Springs. Amtrak trains also stop in
Milford in southwestern Utah. Amtrak
511 within Utah and
Salt Lake City Metro: 170,000
Salt Lake Area: 830,000
Wasatch Front: 1.5 million
Salt Lake City: 4330 feet / 1320 meters
Conversions: 32° F = 0° C; 41° F = 5° C; 50° F =
10° C; 68° F = 20° C; 86° F = 30° C
DINING, NIGHTLIFE. Visitors to Salt Lake have
their choice of 17,000 hotel rooms and 7,000 rooms in
nearby communities. More accommodations are being built
for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There are more than 300
restaurants in the Salt Lake area. Seventy-five restaurants
and numerous nightclubs are within walking distance of
the Salt Palace Convention Center, the Delta Center Arena
and downtown hotels. Alcoholic beverages may be served
with meals in restaurants and hotels. Drinks are also
available in non-exclusive clubs where visitors are welcome
to purchase temporary memberships at a nominal fee. Liquor
can be purchased in state liquor stores located in the
Salt Lake area. Click here for a complete list of Salt
- Motels and restaurants.
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