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The University Guest House at the University of Utah.

State of the Map US 2024 will take place at the University Guest House & Conference Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. We’ve booked a beautiful space that will play host to a vibrant and friendly conference atmosphere. Note that hotel rooms are not available at the Guest House.

110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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The university will be in the midst of its summer semester during our conference. Please be respectful of ongoing student activity.


Getting Around

Transit

UTA is Salt Lake City’s bus and rail operator. TRAX light rail is a convenient transportation option for conference attendees, providing service between the airport, train station, conference venue, both social events, and downtown SLC. The three lines run every 15 minutes from 4 AM until midnight.

Bus and TRAX fares can be purcased at TRAX stations or in the Transit app. There is a free fare zone within downtown SLC.

Driving and Parking

Salt Lake City is highly drivable. Parking is available at most destinations, but be prepared to pay for parking downtown. Parking regulations are strictly enforced.

The University of Utah offers on-site parking near the Guest House. Campus parking spaces are pay-to-park from Monday through Friday.

Biking

GREENbike is Salt Lake City’s bikeshare system, providing affordable bike and e-bike rentals. Single trip, day passes, and four-day passes are available using the BCycle app. Bikes must be checked out and checked in at designated stations. While unfortunately there are no stations near the University of Utah, there is ample coverage throughout downtown SLC.

Limited bike parking is available at the Guest House for anyone bringing their own bike and lock.


Lodging

OpenStreetMap US has arranged group rates for conference attendees at both the Marriott University Park and the Hampton Inn Downtown. Availability is limited, so please book early.

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park

Nestled in the University of Utah Research Park, the Marriott combines modern amenities with mountain views. It’s about a mile from the the conference venue, so expect a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute taxi ride. Browse Rooms ➔

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City-Downtown

In the heart of Salt Lake City, the Hampton Inn is about 35 minutes away from the conference venue via the TRAX Red Line or about 15 minutes via taxi. This hotel is adjacent to Pioneer Park and within walking distance of Salt Lake Central Station. Amenities include an indoor pool and free on-site parking. Browse Rooms ➔


Getting to Salt Lake City

This information is for general reference only. Attendees are responsible for their own transport and the conference team cannot provide travel assistance.

The Wasatch Range behind Salt Lake City International Airport. Photo by SLCDA

By Air

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the primary airport for the Salt Lake Valley. It has direct service to around 100 destinations including cities in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. East Coast. The airport is located on the TRAX Green Line and is a 20-minute tram ride or 15-minute taxi ride from downtown Salt Lake City. Flying is typically the fastest and most convenient option.

International travelers requiring a Visa Letter of Invitation may request one here.

The California Zephyr passing the Book Cliffs. Photo by Carter Pape

By Rail

Famed for its mountain scenery, the Amtrak California Zephyr provides long-distance sleeper train service to Salt Lake City. Travel times are about 15 hours from Denver, 17 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and 34 hours from Chicago. Note that the train arrives at Salt Lake Central Station in the middle of the night and often runs late. Rail is a low-carbon option for those who prefer the scenic route.

Interstate 80 crossing the Bonneville Salt Flats. Photo by Famartin

By Road

Salt Lake City is located at the intersection of I-80 and I-15. The drive is about 8 hours from Denver, 10 hours from Los Angeles, 11 hours from San Francisco, and 13 hours from Seattle. Driving is a flexible option that could easily turn into a tour of Utah’s National Parks and public lands.

By Bus

Salt Lake Express is the main intercity bus operator serving Salt Lake City. Trips are thru-ticketed on national providers like Greyhound and FlixBus. This option may be of interest to those who live in the greater Utah area and prefer not to drive.

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