Discover the de-facto sovereign nation in Utah’s backyard! Experience this exotic, international locale, be the first among your friends to have your passport stamped in the Republic of Zaqistan. Become a naturalized citizen atop Mt. Insurmountable.

Must Do Activities

From the thrill of the camp, to the vast skys, to world renowned sand traps, Zaqistan has something to offer everyone in your family! Be sure to check the events calendar so you don’t miss your favorite band or chef!


The Straits Course at Zaqistan is known for its many sand traps, which can make for a challenging round of golf

5 Dog Friendly Hikes

Take off the leash and let your pups roam free! From easy trails for the family to treacherous terrain that can kill you, there’s a hike for people of every level

Meet the Guardians

Don’t be fooled, these metal sculptures mean no harm

Geting There

Zaqistan is bounded by the US state of Utah, close to the Nevada and Idaho borders. The closest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). From SLC, hiring a local guide or joining a group tour is recommended, as the terrain requires  high clearance vehicles and navigating out into the desert can be challenging.


Zaqistan does not require visas for citizens of other countries. The Leadership appreciates a heads up if you intend on visiting before you travel.


Zaqistan has no official language, but English (with lots of slang) is widely spoken and understood. Zaqistani citizens span the globe, and Zaqistan has  many Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Hinidi, Tibetan speakers.


Zaqistan is high desert, at an elevation of 4,249 feet above sea level. During the summer months, the sun is hot and intense during the day, the nights are generally cool. The air is dry and moisture is minimal. Winters are generally frigid. Gale force winds often blow across the desert. Zaqistan is far from any water source so as of now all water must be imported.


Accommodation is rustic in Zaqistan. Although the amenities are few, the opportunity to camp in the solitude of the Western Desert is unrivaled.

Getting around

Once in Zaqistan, most landmarks, sights and activities are in easy walking distance. Make sure to wear hiking boots, stay on designated paths and shuffle your feet to alert rattlesnakes that you’re coming.


  • Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as the sun can be very strong in Zaqistan.
  • If you are planning on hiking or camping, be sure to bring plenty of water and food.
  • Be respectful of the local culture and customs.
  • Have fun! Zaqistan is a unique and fascinating country that is sure to leave you with lasting memories.
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