Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and a popular tourist destination for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley, the city is surrounded by the Great Salt Lake and the Oquirrh and Wasatch mountain ranges. The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is now home to the world headquarters of the LDS Church.

In 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Those games spurred growth in winter sports tourism in the region. Although I did not travel to SLC during the winter, there is an abundance of adaptive winter sports offered by groups in the region, including the National Ability Center. For those visiting in other seasons, Salt Lake City is a true delight, with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor attractions. Whether you visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah, Hogle Zoo or the Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens, you’re certain to have an enjoyable time.

With the support of Visit Salt Lake, I toured SLC to experience all that it has to offer. Salt Lake City’s wheelchair-friendly attractions, hotels, and public transportation system make the city an attractive destination for travelers with disabilities. Use this guide to plan and make the most of your wheelchair accessible Salt Lake City vacation.

SLC Airport terminal building

Airport Accessibility

Salt Lake City opened a brand-new airport terminal in 2020 with a host of new accessibility features.

Aerial tram over snow-capped mountain.

Attractions & Sights

No matter the season, Salt Lake City has loads of accessible attractions to entertain visitors.

Wheelchair accessible hotels in Salt Lake City.

Hotels & Accommodations

Select a place to stay from this list of wheelchair accessible hotels with roll-in showers in Salt Lake City.

Light rail train on Salt Lake City street.

Public Transportation

Wheelchair accessible city buses and light rail trains connect Salt Lake City’s beautiful neighborhoods.

Taxi van with wheelchair lift in Salt Lake City.

Wheelchair Taxis

Adapted vans with a wheelchair lift come in all shapes and sizes and are available for hire in Salt Lake City.

Sidewalk in Salt Lake City.

Sidewalk Accessibility

Downtown Salt Lake City is extremely walkable and rollable, making it easy to explore the state capital.