The sidewalks in the major tourist areas of Salt Lake City are generally wheelchair accessible. I rolled around the city in my wheelchair, encountering many different sidewalks. Most sidewalks were made of concrete, with some brick accents in different parts of the city. The typical accessibility features — curb cuts, crosswalks and crossing signals — were functional. Salt Lake City’s winters are mild, so I did not notice the breakdown in pavement that one would expect to find in cities with harsher winter climates.
For the most part, the downtown core is relatively flat, with only minor elevation changes. There are some areas where streets and sidewalks are steep, such as around the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine, but these areas should not come into play often for a typical tourist.
Outside of downtown, elevation changes can be more of a concern. Rolling from the city bus stop to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Red Butte Garden was a steep journey, perhaps unsuitable for manual wheelchair users.
The majority of Salt Lake City’s streets have been documented in Google Street View, and I recommend previewing routes before starting your journey.
Overall, I found it fairly easy to get around Salt Lake City in my wheelchair by using a combination of public transportation and rolling on my own on the sidewalks. Salt Lake City is a very pedestrian-friendly destination, with plenty of wheelchair accessible routes.