Situated in the Western United States, Utah is well known for its incredible scenic beauty and year round outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, camping, and rock climbing. Utah features a dry, semi-arid to desert climate, although its many mountains feature a large variety of climates, with the highest points in the Uinta Mountains being above the timberline. Utah has an extraordinary number of national parks and monuments with tourism being a major industry in the state. It is well known for its year-round outdoor and recreational activities among other attractions. Spa tourism is also very popular in the state with many resorts offering top-class spa treatments.