NORA Symposium Travel

Overview: The NORA Symposium will held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, located at 250 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

Travel Arrangements: You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. The symposium will begin with check-in at 7:45am on Thursday, April 11 and end approximately 1:00pm on Friday, April 12. Most symposium attendees will arrive the evening of Wednesday, April 10 and depart in the afternoon Friday, April 12.

Students traveling from other universities can be reimbursed up to $600 for their registration fee, hotel and flight. Receipts for reimbursement must be submitted to Muridi Barow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 10, 2024.

Lodging: You are responsible for booking your own lodging. A variety of options are available around downtown Salt Lake City, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and rooms in private houses. Entire houses or apartments accommodating multiple guests or rooms can be rented through

Transportation: Salt Lake City airport is located 7.5 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Lyft and Uber are legally operating in Salt Lake City and at the airport. Designated pick up areas are indicated by curbside signs, and are located in the middle traffic lane on the ground level outside of the terminal.

Light Rail (TRAX) connects the SLC Airport with SLC downtown area. Please visit the UTA Trax website for fare and schedule information.

Other helpful travel sites

National & State Parks: Utah is truly nature’s playground—and Salt Lake is the perfect base camp. With 21 National Parks and Monuments, plus over 40 state parks within a few hours’ drive, Salt Lake is the perfect gateway for some of the world’s most acclaimed outdoor escapades. And nearly 80% of of Utah is managed for public use by federal and state agencies — meaning there are miles and miles of natural playground just waiting for hiking, bikingboating, floatingcamping and other outdoor fun. So gear up and get out there already.

Utah National Parks & Monuments
1. Wasatch-Cache National Forest – 30 minutes
2. Timpanogos Cave National Monument – 45 minutes
3. Golden Spike National Historic Site – 1.5 hours
4. Dinosaur National Monument – 3 hours
5. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area – 3.5 hours
6. Arches National Park – 4 hours
7. Canyonlands National Park – 4 hours
8. Capitol Reef National Park – 4 hours
9. Cedar Breaks National Monument – 4 hours
10. Bryce Canyon National Park – 4 hours
11. Zion National Park – 4.5 hours
12. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – 5 hours
13. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – 5.5 hours
14. Rainbow Bridge National Monument – Accessible only by water
15. Natural Bridges National Monument – 5.5 hours
16. Hovenweep National Monument – 5.5 hours
17. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – 6.5 hours

Western Region National Parks
18. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming – 5 hours
19. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming & Montana – 5 hours
20. Mese Verde National Park, Colorado – 6 hours
21. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – 6.3 hours

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