Welcome to Salt Lake City, the capital city that’s the ideal starting place for your Utah motorhome holiday.
Hiring a motorhome in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City – also often known just as SLC or Salt Lake – has a population of just under 200,000, and is Utah’s most populous city. To truly explore Utah, pick up a campervan or RV from one of Motorhome Republic’s 5 fleets in the city. With such a wide range, you can find the vehicle most suited to your needs, whether that’s a large luxury motorhome for a long vacation around the state, or a small two-person sleepervan for a quick trip away for just a few nights.
Where to go with your Salt Lake City motorhome
The Arches National Park approximately 3.5 hours southeast of Salt Lake City and is a phenomenal location with more than 2,000 natural stone archways. There are a number of great hiking tracks you can take around the park to get a better view of many of these wonders.
Monument Valley, a little over 5 hours from Salt Lake City, is similarly a place of abundant natural wonders. It’s a massive desert region and the setting for countless Western movies, but it’s also where you’ll find the Navajo Tribal Park, the Four Corners Monument where four states meet in one place (unique in the USA), Cedar Mesa, the Trail of the Ancients, the Hovenweep National Monument and much more. You could spend days exploring this area alone, learning about its history and taking some stunning photographs.
The Bryce Canyon National Park is another natural wonder, but is no less awe-inspiring than the rest. It’s four hours from Salt Lake City and has some truly unique stone structures such as massive clusters of stone pillars.
Park City is a fantastic place any time of year. It’s less than an hour from Salt Lake City and is both a phenomenal ski resort (part of the 2002 winter Olympics was held here) and a summer adventure park.
The Dinosaur National Monument is just over the border in Colorado a little over three hours from Salt Lake. It’s one thing to see dinosaur fossils and bones in a museum, and completely another to see them embedded in the rock faces of the Carnegie Quarry at this site.
6 Hours south is the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas - another ideal spot for an RV Rental or to end an RV adventure.
Reno and the beautiful Lake Tahoe are about 7 hours drive from Salt Lake City to the West, on the way to San Francisco.
Best times of year to rent a RV in Salt Lake City
Summer in Salt Lake City can get quite hot, with temperatures occasionally reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but mostly sitting in the daily averages of 75-85 degrees. Fall brings cooler temperatures down to the 60s in September and October, with daily highs reaching just 50 degrees Fahrenheit in November with occasional snow in the valley.
Winter is perfect for snow fans, with highs below freezing throughout January. This snow will remain in the mountains through early spring, so the resorts can generally stay open until mid-April. The temperature in the city will climb from the 40s in March back up to the 60s in May.