Utah offers and abundance of year-round outdoor recreation activities, highlighted by five national parks.  Cited as one of the fasted growing states by the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah is a major center for mining, information technology, cattle ranching and government services. Best places to live in Utah include Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden,  and West Jordan. Top Colleges in Utah include Brigham Young, Utah, Utah State and Weber State. (Source: livability.com)