Salt Lake City attracts visitors because of its Mormon culture, started by Brigham Young, and its resulting cultural achievements, especially in Temple Square. There a visitor can hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choice and learn about the long Mormon trek west. Mormons were a major force in settlement of the Western U.S.
I decided to take my family of five in an RV from our home near San Francisco out to see Salt Lake and the five National Parks of Utah, plus Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
The Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway, southwest of Salt Lake, causes a traveler to ponder what life was like for those legendary Pony Express Riders, icons of the American experience.