Spanish Fork to Brigham City
Spanish Fork Elevation (feet)
Brigham City Elevation (feet)
At Moark Junction at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon, US Route 89 turns north. Basically, 89 is the main street of the Salt Lake Valley running through its many towns and cities. If you stay on Main Street or State Street and watch for the 89 federal highway shield, you can’t go too far wrong. Occasionally, US Route 89 will become part of Interstate 15 and then veer off again.
Basin and Range
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah and the second largest on US Route 89. The city was founded in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young after fleeing persecution in Illinois. The world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is located in the center of the city. You can expect hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Salt Lake City is the gateway to recreation areas in the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west.
This Is The Place Heritage Park
This Is The Place Heritage Park is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon east of Salt Lake City. It is near the spot where Brigham Young halted his wagon on July 24, 1847 and declared, “This is the right place. Drive on.” The Heritage Village displays numerous buildings from pioneer Utah that were moved here or replicated.
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Towns, Cities and Reservations
Salt Lake City
Public Lands and Historic Places
Uinta National Forest
Wasatch Cache National Forest
Utah State Capital
Willard Bay State Park
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Great Salt Lake
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