Adventures

High Strangeness at Skinwalker Ranch

Welcome to Skinwalker Ranch, a sprawling 512-acre property at the center of the Uintah Basin—home to tales of the paranormal and unexplained. After decades of study, the ranch remains a disquieting enigma....

Snowbird Kicks Off 50th Year Amid Rough Start to Utah Ski Season

It’s a little drier and warmer out there than Utahns are used to at the beginning of December. Instead of gazing at majestic mountains bathed in a fresh coating of powder, people...

Live it Up With an Early Season Ski Trip

There’s a familiar grating sound ski and snowboard edges make as they cut into early season snow. The surface—typically a mixture of manmade flakes and what’s charitably referred to as “frozen granular”—may...

How To: Utah Ski Resort Parking 2021-22

Oh, how I wish there weren’t a need for this article. Alas, as the ski industry rapidly adopts the airline model of “always monetize everything, always,” the simple act of getting to...

Park City Alters Backcountry Access Policies After Avalanches

If the skull and crossbones weren’t ominous enough, the all caps “YOU CAN DIE” was meant to be. The warning—printed on the orange gate separating avalanche-controlled terrain within Park City Mountain boundaries...

Road Trip: Arizona

Get out of the cold and discover art and design in the Sonoran Desert Scottsdale, Arizona is Phoenix’s posh neighbor, dotted with gated communities, resorts, spas and fancy hotels. While Arizona, in general,...

Wasatch Mountain Film Festival to Host Live November Screenings

The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival (WMFF) will host in-person screenings of an incredible variety of outdoor films throughout November. The six multi-film events, which will all be held at the fantastic Clubhouse...

Antelope Island Prepares for Bison Roundup

In 1845, John C. Fremont and Kit Carson stumbled across an island inhabited with numerous pronghorn antelope, which resulted in them naming the land Antelope Island. The funny thing? Today, the island...

Gear Legends: Stars of the Utah Outdoor Industry

Over the years, Utah has become an outdoor industry hub, acting as mission control while providing pristine backdrops that bring gear to life with the ultimate field test—from backcountry boots to climbing...

Gear Legends: Niche Snowboards

Even though Kirsten Kolter and Ana Van Pelt met while working for a company to develop a new type of horse harness—Kolter in product development and Van Pelt in design—neither of them...

Gear Legends: Fezzari Bicycles

Chris Washburn remembers a singular, clarifying moment that led to the birth of his company, Fezzari Bicycles. With degrees in both business and law from Brigham Young University, he seemed destined for...

Gear Legends: Cotopaxi

Davis Smith says his formative years growing up in various parts of Latin America cemented his dream to balance profit with purpose. “I’d see kids on the street without clothes and without...

Gear Legends: KÜHL

When a teenaged Kevin Boyle left his home in Pennsylvania to chase after Utah’s powdery slopes, he says he was reborn. “You gotta do what you love,” he says simply—and he did....

Utah Local Ethan Nell Vying for Top Spot at Rampage

Southern Utah often is often described as having a Martian landscape. Certainly, the hues evoke such comparison, but there’s also an unfamiliar quality to the red dirt and rock for many who...

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monument Protections Restored, For Now

President Joe Biden is restoring the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments at a signing ceremony on Friday. The two national monuments in Utah will to back to their...

Worth the Trip: Strange Scenes Along Scenic Byway 89

Inside the “Jewel of Kanab,” the first modern home in Kane County, feels more like a mausoleum than a museum, preserving the remains of the day-to-day life of Mormon polygamist settlers, down...
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