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Wasatch Front

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The Wasatch Front is a region of Utah. It occupies the north central part of the state and is the home of Salt Lake City, the state's largest city and capital, as well as a majority of the state's population. The region includes the counties of Wasatch, Salt Lake, Utah, Morgan, Cache, Davis, Weber, Rich, and the western half of Summit County (west of longitude 111W).

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(Listed in geographical order from north to south.)

Cache Valley

Ogden Valley

  • Ogden - center of the northern Wasatch Front; old industrial city; population 80,000
  • Clearfield - home to Hill Airforce Base; population 30,000
  • Layton - rapidly-growing bedroom community south of Ogden, with a growing commercial center; population 70,000
  • Bountiful - suburb north of Salt Lake City; population 45,000

Salt Lake Valley

  • Salt Lake City - capital of the state, center of the LDS church and home of Temple Square, site of Salt Lake City International Airport; population about 185,000
  • West Valley City - large mixed-use suburb southwest of Salt Lake City; population 130,000
  • Taylorsville - mixed-use suburb just west of center in the Salt Lake Valley; population 60,000
  • Murray - mixed-use suburb near the center of the valley; population 45,000
  • West Jordan - rapidly-growing mixed-use suburb west of Sandy; population 105,000
  • Sandy - mostly bedroom community in the southern portion of Salt Lake Valley, with a distinct commercial region; population 90,000
  • Draper - bedroom community at the southern end of Utah Valley, population 40,000

Utah Valley

  • Lehi - home to Thanksgiving Point; population 50,000
  • Orem - mixed-use suburb just north of Provo in the southern Wasatch Front; population 90,000
  • Provo - central city of the southern Wasatch Front and home of BYU; population 115,000
  • Springville - bedroom community just south of Provo, home to the Springville Museum of Art; population 30,000

Other destinations

  • Alta - Ski resort.

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