It has been a long day, so I am mainly going to post pictures. First, the hotel I'm staying at (Hampton Inn and Suites SLC Airport) is very nice for a Hampton Inn and is very comfortable. It probably doesn't hurt that I booked the corner room.
Eventually I made my way up towards the end of the road to a town called Brighton. There is a small nature center near a lake called Silver Lake. By this point I had unexpectedly climbed to 8700 ft in elevation and the air was much chillier than down in the Salt Lake Valley. One of the first things I noticed after I stepped out of my car were the moose! There was a male and female, just laying in the brush near the lake. I carefully approached and snapped a bunch of pictures. Once the moose got up and started moving towards my position, I decided it was time to continue around the lake before it got too dark out. The lake offered many beautiful views.
After this I headed back to the hotel to finish up some work and get some R&R.