Outdoors

Explore Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Park in the Winter

The global popularity of Utah's National Parks has created a dependable summertime mob. At least once a summer, Arches National Park makes the news as crowds clamoring to get a glimpse of...

The Best Après Ski Spots In Utah from Ogden to Alta

Utah is ranked one of the best ski destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise thousands of people flock to the state every winter to get a taste of our mighty Rockies....

Explore Utah’s National Parks in the Winter

It’s 50 degrees at the end of February and a light dust of snow drifts down from the churning grey-and-white sky. I begin the ascent to Cassidy Arch, clambering up the switch-backed...

Challenge Yourself on 5 of Utah’s Most Iconic Ski Runs

Every resort in Utah has that one Run. It’s the name on the trail map that makes you wonder, “Can I?” Everyone knows someone who has tackled these runs and told the...

Traffic is Choking Utah Canyons—Is A Gondola the Solution?

The legend lives somewhere in the peaks of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Dendrites of just such a density, perfectly stratified, falling endlessly. The Land of “Gnarnia” blanketed with the Greatest Snow on Earth....

One Mountain’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Unlike last year, Park City Mountain’s parking lot was empty over the summer. In advance of the 2022-2023 ski season, the behemoth structure of a new chairlift sat in pieces in the...

7 Utah Hot Springs to Beat the Cold

For ski bums, dropping temperatures mean one thing—the countdown to ski season can officially begin. For others, though, it can be tempting to stay inside and hibernate all winter long. While it’s...

Yurts in Utah Perfect For a Remote Winter Retreat

There’s a stillness to the mountain air when tucked into a remote yurt in Utah, a quiet at times which is almost startling. It’s the kind of quiet where the only thing...

Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Man in Your Life

For a person of taste who stays on the move, gift ideas that are pragmatic, classicly styled and built to last. RadRover 6 Plus Electric Fat Tire Bike $1,399, Rad Power Bikes, SLC...

Heli-Skiing, Cat-Skiing and Backcountry Tours in Utah

The venerable chairlift has been the primary tool used to ascend hills on skis since the prototype appeared on the slopes of Sun Valley in 1936. Its ubiquity is embodied by the...

A Guide to Skiing Northern Utah

Squinting through bleary eyes I feel like I’ve engaged the hyperdrive in the Millennium Falcon. The headlights give the falling snow a disorienting luminescence, but the way the flakes are piling up...

Experience Alta’s History Through Generations of New Skiers

Little Cottonwood Canyon cuts a steep, serpentine fissure through the Wasatch Range. In the winter, snow cleaves to sheer granite cliffs, stubbled with pine trees of such deep green they appear almost...

How Nordic Skiers Prep for Cross-Country Skiing

Veteran cross-country skiers know, making skate or classic laps along an expertly groomed track can be one of winter’s greatest pleasures. It’s a fantastic workout, a great way to get out into...

Powder Mountain Tops SKI Magazine Rankings

After a winter like last year’s, during which a record-setting amount of the Greatest Snow On Earth blanketed the Beehive State, it’s no surprise to see Utah resorts receiving some well-earned accolades....

Best Fall Trees for Utah Gardens and Where to Find Them

It’s fall and Utah’s tree foliage is on the turn. Select from this list of USU Extension's best fall trees for Utah gardens to capture a crescendo of colors that showcases the...

Explore New Terrain with Gravel Biking

"I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike!” Those classic lyrics by Freddie Mercury are as true for me today as they were when I first learned to...
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