Outdoors

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...

Utah Ski Resorts Announce Improvements for 2021-22

The winter season is fast approaching, and resorts throughout Utah are busy announcing all the things they’ve improved to make skier experiences better and their snow even more Greatest-er on Earth. The...

It’s Not Too Late to See Stunning Perseid Meteor Shower

From our vantage point at Dinosaur National Monument, lying on the ground and staring up at a sky crowded with stars—seriously, an overwhelming number of stars—streaks of green, white, gold and blue...

The Pandemic-Driven Bike Boom in Utah Won’t Bust

The breeze flowing through my helmet vents reminds me that not everything was bad during those decidedly not-halcyon days of pandemic past. Many things, of course, were indeed quite awful, but not...

Utah’s Nathaniel Coleman Wins Silver in Climbing’s Olympic Debut

Utah local Nathaniel Coleman won the silver medal in the sport climbing combined event at the Tokyo Olympics. The Murray High School graduate won the bouldering portion of the competition, a result...

Tee Box With a View: Where to Golf in Park City

"The ball really does fly farther at elevation,” I thought as the tiny white sphere violently hooked from view. Golfing in the mountains comes with certain baked-in hazards, like the precipitous declivity...

Parkite Haley Batten Finishes Impressive Ninth in Olympic Mountain Biking

Utah athlete Haley Batten earned a hard-fought top-10 finish in the Olympic women’s cross-country mountain bike race. The Park City native battled through difficult conditions to finish in ninth after Typhoon Nepartak...

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...
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