Alta Utah Real Estate and Travel Information
Alta is a town in Salt Lake County, Utah, just 25 miles south from Salt Lake City.
Alta is a resort town located high in the mountains of the Wasatch National Forest-Vernon Division and sits on top of the peaks of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The town is home to a breathtaking landscape and diverse wildlife. Alta is best known for offering great skiing opportunities as well as a large network of trails for hiking. The town can be accessed by the scenic state highway 210. Overall, Alta attracts over half a million visitors a year, mostly for its ski resorts.
Salt Lake County is located in northern Utah . It borders Tooele County on the west, Utah County on the south, Wasatch County on the southeast, Summit County on the east, Morgan County on the northeast, and Davis County on the north.
Salt Lake County lies between the Great Salt Lake and the Utah Lake and is surrounded by the mountains of the Wasatch Range and the Oquirrh Mountains. The county is in the Salt Lake Valley, where about half of Utah’s population is concentrated.
Salt Lake County is a major center of business, commerce, culture, education, entertainment, sports, tourism and transportation in Utah.
Salt Lake County is home to more about 1 million residents, making it the most populous county in Utah. Salt Lake County is home to some of Utah’s largest cities, including the capital and largest city of Utah, Salt Lake City (180,000 residents.) West Valley City and West Jordan each have over 100,000 residents, and Sandy has about 100,000 residents, ranking them as top five most populous cities in Utah.
The county has a total area of 808 square miles with 737 square miles of water. Overall, Salt Lake County has 15 cities, 1 town, and six census designated places.