Utah's Outdoor Recreation Strategic Plan
From the powder-covered slopes of the northern Wasatch to the red rock wonderland of the state’s southern regions, Utah is known worldwide for its outstanding outdoor recreation destinations and unique experiences. With 2.5 million Utahns participating in outdoor recreation each year, outdoor recreation is fundamental to who Utahns are, and how they live their lives. If future generations want the same opportunities available today, the state needs a long-term strategy for investing in its unparalleled outdoor recreation resources.
The Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University, the Outdoor Adventure Commission and the Division of Outdoor Recreation have undertaken a two-year analysis and planning effort that will chart a new path forward for outdoor recreation in Utah. The goal of the Strategic Plan is to ensure outdoor recreation remains a central part of Utah's economy and Utahns' way of life for years to come.
Data and Supporting Analysis
The strategic planning process utilized the best available data and stakeholder input to chart a path forward for improving outdoor recreation in the state. Data and supporting analyses are reported in the following reports and resources.
Statewide Outdoor Recreation Asset Database
Comparative Analysis Across the Western U.S.
Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Funding
14 Regional Workshops
Projections of Outdoor Recreation Use and Programs