Just a quick note before the weekend. One of the main benefits (obviously) of living in Salt Lake City is the fact that one is surrounded by amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. This is true both in terms of the canyons that surround SLC, but also in terms of the many national parks just a few hours away. I thought I'd note the driving time (using Google Maps estimates) to each of these parks for quick reference:
So much to see! Even though we're headed into the busier summer season, my wife and I have found that many sections of these parks can be relatively empty even over holiday weekends. Enjoy!