Adventures

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...

Leaf Peeping Adventures Near Salt Lake City

Do you feel that? The morning air carries just a hint of chill, and the crisp sunset temperatures last night had your reaching for a flannel out of necessity, not vanity. Fall...

Road Trip: Montana

The fanny pack felt a little silly when I strapped it around my waist. The manufacturer calls it a “trail runner neoprene bear spray holster,” but we all know it’s a fanny...

Road Trip: Yonder Escalante Resort

After 2020 wrecked even the best-laid travel plans, many of us learned to appreciate the simple pleasures of a good, old-fashioned road trip. Yonder Escalante (2020 West, UT-12, Escalante), which opened in...

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...

Road Trip: Idaho

The ridgeline cut a toothy silhouette across the eastern sky. The stillness in the air, a serene contrast to the dramatic peaks piercing the horizon, was undercut only by the heartbeat pounding...

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...

What to Do This Father’s Day (Without Your Dad)

It’s going to be 100 degrees again this weekend, and the last thing anyone wants to do is subject themselves to the heat of the day and heat of the grill under...

Road Trip: Colorado

My left hand clung desperately to the perimeter rope as I craned my neck keeping my face above the whitewash. The chill of the Arkansas’s churning water hit with a shock even...
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