Utah Valley at a Glance

Visiting the family-friendly Utah Valley is exciting and we're here to make your planning go smoothly! Here are some quick, good-to-know facts about Utah Valley that are helpful to take into account when planning your family vacation here!

The People

College Town

Utah Valley is home to two universities--Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. Many of the graduated students have made Utah Valley their permanent home and started businesses here, especially in the "Silicon Slopes."


Utah Valley is known for being family-friendly, safe and perfect for the outdoorsy type. One of our common nicknames is "Happy Valley" because you will often find service-oriented, kind people wherever you go!

The Area


Situated in the Wasatch range in the Rocky Mountains, Utah Valley has one of the most beautiful views and backdrops. Known as the crossroads to the west, Utah Valley is just a short drive from five national parks, making it the perfect home base for exploring the state.


Utah County is located in North Central Utah. It is called Utah Valley because mountains frame the county on both sides. The major cities form a 40-mile chain from north to south (Santaquin to Lehi), aligning with Interstate 15.


Utah Valley has all four seasons with about 5 snow-free months. The climate is dry continental, with warm summers and cold winters. The temperature ranges from 39°F to 92°F. In mountain areas, expect the temperature to be about 20 degrees cooler.

Important Information

Learn More Telephone Numbers

Utah's area codes are 801, 385 and 435. Fire, Medical, or Police: 911 ~ Provo Police (non emergency): 801-852-6210 ~ Traffic/Road Conditions/Transit Info: 511 Toll-free outside Utah 866-511-UTAH ~ Services for the Disabled: 800-333-8824

Time Zone

Utah is in the Mountain Time Zone and uses Daylight Savings Time.

Utah County Website

For more information about Utah County, including government officials and recent news, visit www.utahcounty.gov.