Salt Lake City is the most populated city in the US state of Utah. In the most recent estimate Salt Lake City had a total population of 1, 175, 905. The city which is commonly referred to as just "Salt Lake" is part of the large urban area known as the Wasatch Front which has a population of 2, 328, 299 million people, which is the largest populated area in the Intermountain West.
The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and others, all who were Mormon followers. Currently the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still has a strong presence in the city. Because of quick economic growth and a few mining booms Salt Lake City grew quickly and earned the nickname "Crossroads of the West."
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Salt Lake City was originally traversed by the first transcontinental highway, Lincoln Highway, but now the city can be accessed by two major freeways: I-15 and I-80 which intersect in the city. You can also get around Salt Lake by their light rail transit system, TRAX. The city, which boasted an extensive streetcar system until 1946, plans to bring back the cars in 2013 under the Sugar House Streetcar system.
Salt Lake City is home to the LDS church and boasts many LDS-related sites that are open to visitors. You can visit the Utah Olypmic Park which was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Stop by the city's largest park, Liberty Park and check out the birds at the Tracy Aviary. Looking to explore outside the city? Check out the exhibits at Red Butte Garden and Arboretum.