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Mountain Biking in Moab

Mountain Biking in Moab with your kids. Story and Photos by Bret Edge The Whole Enchilada. Captain Ahab. Portal. Say “Moab” in the company of mountain bikers and they’ll drift off into thoughts of gnarly trails with massive exposure and technical moves that require precision, strength and a dose of finesse. But what if you’re a parent, and your budding young mountain biker isn’t quite ready to shred the gnar? Here’s a little secret – Moab’s got plenty of great trails with outstanding scenery for even the smallest riders!

Road Trippin' - St. George

Roadtrippin’ - Mountain Biking St. George By Alyssa Erikson The smell of moist soil soaked in snowmelt and the white landscape slowly disappears as we drive south on I-15 towards St. George, Utah. I watch the outside temperature, broadcasting on my dashboard, slowly rise, and once the rock turns from grey to orange, I finally risk rolling down my window. My hand oscillates up and down, riding the vehicular thermals like a raptor riding the warmer air from down south.

A Sesquicentennial Celebration - SPIKE 150 

  • Posted On: May 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM
  • Category: Events, General Interest, Kids
A Grand Sesquicentennial Celebration - SPIKE 150  Just the mere mention of Utah’s world-famous National Parks and Monuments evokes visions of the well-known iconic red rock landscapes throughout the southern part of the state. Utah is home to five National Parks (a.k.a The Mighty 5), eight National Monuments, two National Recreation Areas and one National Historic Site…bonus points if you can name them all…without asking Google for help. And a huge high five if you have introduced your kids to all 16 of these truly amazing places.  

7 EPIC Spring Destinations

7 EPIC Spring Destinations Spring has sprung…and with that comes the desire to migrate south to warmer destinations. If you are looking for some new places to explore this spring here is our to-do list

Climbing 101 for Families

Climbing 101 for Families  By Amanda Edmonds  Climbing as a family is an outstanding way to spend hours together in nature while fostering an early love for the outdoors. Getting our family into rock climbing was a no brainer. We crave the outdoors and wanted to teach our children adventure. Sometimes, climbing and outdoor activities don’t always work as planned. Getting your kids outside while experiencing these challenging moments teaches them how to overcome obstacles and react when the world does not go according to plan. Climbing is something you can do at any age, making it the perfect outdoor family activity.  

Winter Adventuring in Moab

Moab is the ultimate outdoor playground, offering something for everyone. From high-adventure mountain biking on the infamous Portal Trail to an afternoon stroll in the Park, Moab is the epicenter for “all things adventure.” Some of the best mountain bike trails, national parks, hikes, climbs, OHV trails, photography, landscapes…and the list just keeps going…are all found here.

A Southern Utah Family Escape

A Southern Utah Family Escape Influencer Tips from - Arika Bauer aka ZionAdventurePhotog Growing up in Hurricane Utah, just 20 minutes from Saint George, I have fond memories of jumping out of bed, running barefoot to the window and peeking out in wonder at the blanket of snow covering my backyard; but that was a very rare occurrence. The majority of my winter days were spent running around outside rarely ever needing a coat.

THE WINTER FAMILY ADVENTURE BUCKET LIST

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2019 at 01:31 PM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North, South, State and National Parks
  • Tags: Kidshiking
Winter in Utah is filled with many, many awesome and cool adventure options. North to south, there are endless places to explore. Here is our list to inspire some new family adventures this winter- 

Road Trippin’ Celebrate the New Year

New Year’s is always a time of reflection, looking back over the last 365 days – the good, the bad and the ugly – it is a time of joyous anticipation of what’s to come in the new year. In my early adulthood, New Year’s Eve was always a time to get dressed up, go out and just have a ton of fun, ringing in the new year with the glass or two of champagne donned in some silly party hat with glitter, sparkles, and feathers (you know the kind). The evening usually ended in the wee hours of the morning making the next day…New Year’s Day…a lost cause. Let’s just say thoughts of inspiration and goal setting were not completely coming through my foggy sleep-deprived brain. Flash forward a few years…yes just a few...to current-day motherhood, a place my twenty-something-self imagined but had no real concept of this awesome reality.

Mountain Town Mecca– Park City

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North
With the snow-melt comes the quieter side of this mountain town, but the word is out and now the streets that were once vacant during the “mud season” (the term the locals use to describe the time between being able to ski and when the trails dry out enough for summer pursuits) are now bustling with action. With average summer temps in the 80’s, zero humidity and a town that sits at nearly 7,000 feet in elevation, this is the perfect summer getaway.

Discovering Ogden

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North
From the days when it served as “Junction City” and transcontinental railroad passengers filled the streets, to its days as a venue for the Olympic Winter Games, Ogden has always had a diversity and a vibe that led the New York Post to proclaim it, “The OTHER Utah.”

Park City’s Gold Level Riding

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 07:44 AM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North
With over 400 miles of trail in Park City it can be a bit overwhelming to pick a ride, let alone pick an appropriate ride for you, your family or friends. With summer officially here, now is the perfect time to highlight some rides in the Park City area that may help you plan your next adventure.

Fly Fishing 411 Quick Picks

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 06:48 AM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North, South
Utah is the second driest state in the US, but in spite of that the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has done a terrific job of providing both still water and moving water public fisheries. Many fishing opportunities revolve around reservoirs and the tailwaters that flow from them.

Road Trippin’ Spring Break 2018-Adventuring in Moab

  • Posted On: Mar 10, 2018 at 12:03 PM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, State and National Parks
Moab is truly an outdoor recreationalists Utopia...hiking, biking, river running, climbing, canyoneering, rockaneering, zip lining, kayaking, paddle boarding, jeeping, skydiving, ballooning…that’s a whole ‘lotta adventure “ing” options – and the BEST part of all is there are professional guides to safely lead, assist and instruct you and your family in whatever kind of “adventuring” you are up for.

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival

  • Posted On: Feb 6, 2018 at 03:22 PM
  • Category: Kids
The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival at Ruby’s Inn is the perfect snowy getaway for families and friends alike.

Camping, Glamping, Cabining, Yurtin’…Endless Options Outdoors

  • Posted On: Jul 7, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Category: Destinations, General Interest, Kids, North, South, State and National Parks
There is no WIFI in the great outdoors, but you will find a better connection.

Abra Kanabra Adventure

CASTING A SPELL IN A LITTLE KNOWN CORNER OF SOUTHERN UTAH!

Totally Tubular!

Here in Utah we are so lucky to have unique Olympic venues for our communities to enjoy!

Red Rock Winter Escape

  • Posted On: Jan 8, 2017 at 01:53 PM
  • Category: Kids
A Trip to Canyon Country for Fun and Sun!

If Hot Chocolate Could Speak

Get the low down from Ski Utah's Brandon Ott on the how, what and where for skiing with your family in Utah!