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Rent a motorhome in Salt Lake City, USA

The Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range

Are you heading to Salt Lake City for a trip? Or are you already based there and looking to explore? Either way, motorhomebookers.com rental partners located in Salt Lake City allow you to rent a motorhome in Salt Lake City and get started on an adventure. You can start in Downtown Salt Lake City and then head out to the surrounding beauty spots.

Once you have chosen an RV rental in Salt Lake City, your next question will be how to plot your road trip. With so many different places to visit in and around Salt Lake City, from the various campsites to the Great Salt Lake itself, how will you decide which areas to squeeze into your trip?

This article explains how to plan a road trip around Salt Lake City and details the must-visit road trip destinations. Once you have read this page, you will know exactly why Salt Lake City is the perfect place to book a motorhome.

Top 5 Facts About Salt Lake City

  1. Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and Temple Square is open to tourists.
  2. The Great Salt Lake is the biggest saltwater lake in the entire Western Hemisphere.
  3. Three rivers act as tributaries to the Great Salt Lake — the Bear River, Weber River and Jordan River — making the area ideal for campers who appreciate the water.
  4. A caravan trip south of the Great Salt Lake will take you to the Oquirrh Mountains, an area of picturesque beauty.
  5. The famous Pony Express passed through Salt Lake City, and visitors can pay a visit to a monument commemorating the service.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City gets its name from the Great Salt Lake, which is around an hour's drive from the city itself and makes for the perfect camping trip. Once you arrive at the lake, you will be able to take in such wondrous sights as Stansbury Island.

Despite its name, this is actually connected to the land by a dirt causeway, so you will be able to camp your RV nearby and take a trip on foot over to the island.

For a place with more camping infrastructure, you can try the popular Spruces Big Cottonwood Campground. A short drive from Salt Lake City and complete with flush toilets and grills, this is an RV-friendly campground situated at the lush Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest; it is suited to hiking, mountain biking or simply laid-back camping.

This makes Salt Lake City particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Salt Lake City is a good choice for a road trip starting point because of its versatility. If you are planning a long-haul trip, then you can cross state lines: Salt Lake City's position in the north of Utah places it in proximity to the borders of Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.

If you have a particularly long trip in mind, then you can even drive south to Arizona — and, from there, to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Bear in mind, also, that Salt Lake City is a good place to start a short-haul trip. The city provides easy access to urban-adjacent RV sites like the Pony Express Resort and Campground. From here, you can head on to sites in wider Utah.

From Salt Lake City, you can drive north to the Aspen Grove RV Park in Tremonton, with its views of the snow-capped mountains. Alternatively, you could drive south to Torrey's Thousand Lakes RV Park and enjoy the cosy woodland scenery. You don't even have to drive far: the Great Salt Lake has its own campground.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Salt Lake City

Four miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, you will find Salt Lake City International Airport, from which a quick taxi drive will get you to the heart of the city. The state's capital, Salt Lake City belongs to a cluster of destinations in Northern Utah, the nearest being Bountiful, Tooele and Heber City.

If you are planning to visit the Great Salt Lake, which is the main natural attraction near Salt Lake City, bear in mind that this will take a drive roughly 20 miles to the northwest of the city. The lake itself is around 28 miles wide and 75 miles long, and anyone planning an RV trip in the area should take its sheer size into account.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a great destination for any trip. The downtown area offers top-class restaurants, classy hotels and vibrant nightlife. Plus, it offers a host of natural locations steeped in American history.

Salt Lake City RV rental from motorhomebookers.com allows you to sample all of it in one journey, whether you prefer woodlands, mountains or vast lakes.

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