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Amtrak to San Francisco, Part 6: Mountains, Mormons and Home

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Amtrak to San Francisco

DAY 18: TRAVELLING FROM DENVER, COLORADO TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

It took a whole day to travel from Denver to Salt Lake City, but this was by far the best scenery (predominately the Rocky Mountains) we got to see as we travelled though mountains, tunnels and deserts getting a chance to admire the beautiful scenery of Colorado and Utah. It almost made up for the one- to two-hour delays that I regularly had to wait for Amtrak’s trains. Almost.

DAY 19: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

It’s not a good sign when you message your friend who has been in Salt Lake City for a year, asking for tips and the best places to go and he simply replies ‘stuff to do in SLC is a hard one, it’s quite a boring city’. With this knowledge in mind it was no surprise that by 2pm I’d run out of stuff to do. Don’t get me wrong, Salt Lake City is a beautiful and fascinating place — a shiny clean city in the middle of a desert. The Mormon section of the city, a massive area called Temple Square, is a fascinating place to explore with free tours and visitor centres to observe the Mormon religion. The Mormons themselves seemed friendly and were more than happy to answer any questions, but I kept feeling I had to make excuses to leave as they offered me Book of Mormon after Book of Mormon.

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