soil types


  • Category: Geoscience
  • Data Type: GIS Data Layer
  • Steward(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Abstract: Soil types and characteristics of Utah derived from the SSURGO database.


Utah Soils is a subset of the more comprehensive Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) SSURGO database. The SSURGO database is a collection of 6 feature classes, one raster, 76 tables, and 69 relationship classes that represent over a century's worth of soil data collected by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Utah Soils is a collection of the more widely used SSURGO soil attributes and SSURGO MUPOLYGON geometry to provide users an overview of Utah soils data without the complexity of the SSURGO database itself. Users are encouraged to explore the SSURGO database. for a more detailed description of the soils of Utah. More information about NRCS and SSURGO can also be found on their website.

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from UGRC at or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Soils: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Soils: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Soils: Shapefile
  • 2022