Outdoors

High Dive With the Pros at UOP in Park City

“So that’s what 41 feet looks like,” I thought to myself. I took a deep breath to gather my nerve, jumped up and out from the platform and watched the water come...

Mountain Trails Foundation Leads Sustainable Trail Future

Ribbons of dirt are etched across the mountainsides in every direction. Hundreds of miles of trails ranging from rough vestiges of mining history to immaculately-manicured, purpose-built singletrack stretch as far as the...

Bikepack Through Utah in Style With New Aquarius Hut System

It’s the Age of Aquarius. We’re not talking about the zodiacal configuration of celestial bodies foreboding the fall of civilization here, we’re talking about the new hut system built specifically for bikepacking...

Utah Field Guide: The Trampoline

Looking out your airplane’s window as you approach Salt Lake International, please note a large number of trampolines dotting the yards of the little houses below. See the small black circles amid...

Pack Creek Wildfire Threatens Popular Moab Recreation Area

It all started when an unknown party abandoned a campfire on June 9 in the La Sal Mountains north of Moab. The seemingly simple act of carelessness sparked a blaze, the Pack...

5 Summer Market Must-Stops

Gather your sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats, and reusable bags—it's market time. Farmer's markets have become a must-do for many summer shoppers, but as the sun reminds us to get outside, think about scheduling...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Utah

The line gracefully dances across the water as fading sunlight glimmers off its surface. The only sound is that of the river’s perpetual journey. You’re just a pair of waders, a few...

Utah Sen. Mike Lee Reintroduces Bill to Allow Bikes in Wilderness Areas

Utah’s very own Mike Lee has reintroduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. The Republican Senator had previously introduced an identical bill in May 2019, but legislators ran out of time...

From Gas Pedal to Bike Pedal

Thanks to our mountain playground, Salt Lake is known as a lifestyle city. It seems no one interested in work-life balance wants to move away, and lots of folks are moving here...

Take It Outside to Become the Next Grill Master

The homebound world has forced us to find out which family members had quality cooking skills. Cooking gadgetry (air fryers? Instant Pot?) started trending. Now that the weather is improving, the backyard...

Life Finds A Way From The Great Salt Lake to Mars

Jurassic Park's fictional scientists reconstituted dinosaurs from T-rex DNA preserved in amber. We watched as a thin needle bored into the amber’s smooth surface, accessing the precious biological matter stored inside. While we...

Where to Find Dark Sky Parks in Utah

On April 5, Gov. Spencer Cox declared April Dark Sky Month in Utah. Though you wouldn’t know it from the light-polluted urban centers, Utah is actually one of the best places in...

Earth Day: Where Utah Stands on Wildfires, Air Quality and Drought

Our climate is changing. We can keep arguing about what’s causing it or whose fault it is (or isn’t) and what we should be doing about it, but the reality is our...

Dirt Baggers Done Good: Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

This is my favorite part of the trail,” muses Julia Geisler, executive director of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA), as she steps over a series of large, flat granite stones, grouted...

21/22 Ski Passes Now Available, Vail Resorts Announces Epic Pass Price Reduction

After a grimly dry and tragic beginning to winter in the Wasatch, the skiing and riding conditions have quietly been excellent since the calendar to flipped to February. Thanks to some record-setting...

After a Hard Winter, Honey Bees Are Back

Symbolic odes to the honey bee are all over Utah. It’s on the state flag. Honey bees are the State Insect. It’s even in “Deseret,” a heavily saturated word that means “honey...
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