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.