The elevation of Salt Lake City is 4,330 feet above sea level. Salt Lake City is situated within a mountain valley, having the Wasatch Mountains located east and north of the city. The Oquirrh Mountains can be seen on the western border of the mountain valley.
Salt Lake City is located on land that used to be an ancient body of water, Lake Bonneville. Lake Bonneville once spanned parts of Utah, Nevada and Idaho with a maximum elevation of 5,200 feet. The city is the capital of Utah, and it had a population measured at close to 200,000 people in 2013.