I first visited Utah because of Indian Creek, a world-class climbing area just outside Canyonlands National Park. The majesty of its canyons and allure of those perfectly climbable cracks had been calling me for years.
After my week in the greater Canyonlands area, and realizing Utah's public lands are like no other place in the world, I made Utah my home. I now live in Salt Lake City because of the access to the diverse landscapes all across our state.
While I work full-time and go to school, I also continually feed the recreation industry that boosts Utah's economy by $5.8 billion each year.