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Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Utah

by Lindsay Wilcox

Utah travel nursingIt’s got breathtaking mountain hikes, some of the country’s best ski resorts and a massive saltwater lake — not to mention the “Mighty 5” national parks in the southern half of the state.

The Beehive State’s diverse landscapes make it easy to enjoy the outdoors, no matter what kind of scenery you prefer. Find out why you should take a travel nursing job in Utah.

You can escape the winter — or bask in it

Southern Utah is known for its mild winters and hot summers, which makes December through March an ideal time to flee the cold and head south. While the world-famous Arches National Park is beautiful throughout the year, hiking to Delicate Arch when your home is covered with snow is especially refreshing.

Make sure you visit Canyonlands National Park, just 32 miles southwest of Arches, and head southwest for a trip to Zion National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park is 90 minutes northeast, and Capitol Reef National Park is just two hours from Bryce Canyon.

If you love winter, you’re in luck. Utah offers 14 ski resorts, 11 within an hour of the Salt Lake City airport. Nearby Midway boasts ice castles and a natural geo-thermal pool inside a crater, while Crystal Hot Springs welcomes visitors in both winter and summer.

You can satisfy your need for speed

The Bonneville Salt Flats, directly west of Salt Lake City, are home to the annual Speed Week racing events where drivers push up to 600 miles per hour in the flat, dense salt pans near the Nevada border. While the races are occasionally cancelled due to weather conditions, the flats are open to the public and frequented by drivers and photographers throughout the year.

You can discover where you’re from

Salt Lake City is home to the largest family genealogy library in the world, with more than 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records. If you always dreamed of having time to research your family line and discover your ancestry, the Family History Library is the place to visit. Be sure to bring the records you do have to simplify the search and work backward through time to find your long-lost relatives. Family Search is a free tool you can use once you leave the library as well, so you can continue your research at home.

Are the many national parks and landmarks of this state calling your name? Check out our open travel nursing jobs in Utah now.

About Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a healthcare writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional writing experience. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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