Dinosaurs! Mormon inspired sculpture parks! Hikes in canyons and up summits! Clippy the Bartender! My second week in Salt Lake City was filled with a more low key, but still random assortment of activities.
One of the nice parts about spending two weeks in a location is I have time to explore the surrounding area over the weekend. This meant on Saturday I drove out to see the actual Salt Lake and then on Sunday I went hiking in the mountains before visiting Park City. Rather, that was my original plan.
I arrived in Salt Lake City knowing little more than it was founded by Mormons and it was supposed to be pretty there. I came away with distinctly mixed feelings; there are a ton of fun places to eat and drink, so much neat nature nearby, a scary lack of diversity and a surprising number of homeless people. Also inversion. It’s a strange city.
After learning about the Fremont Indians the day before, I’d heard there was nearby “9 Mile Canyon” where you could see petroglyphs. It was a wide detour, and the signs were a bit vague about about exactly how much was gravel road vs. paved. Perfect!