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Snow Safety Tips From the Utah Avalanche Center

  • Posted On: Jan 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
  • Category: Educational , Northern Utah, Winter
There’s so much uncertainty leading up to the 2020-21 winter season, but one thing we know for sure is winter always happens, Utah’s mountains receive a remarkable amount of snow, and we have amazing terrain, often close to our own backyards. The other thing we know is that avalanches are going to occur.

A Wasatch Back Summercation

  • Posted On: Jul 21, 2020 at 02:54 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Family Friendly , Hiking, Mountain Biking , Northern Utah, Road Trips
  • Tags: Park CityHeber Valley
Summer along the Wasatch back is nothing short of epic. It’s close enough for a quick weekend getaway yet far enough away to experience all the “feels” of a real Vaca’ The players along Wasatch Back may seem like an ordinary bunch...Park City, Kamas, Heber and Midway...but the recreational opportunities here are mighty, where you are bound to find something to please even the pickiest member of your crew.

Insider's Guide - Winter in Heber Valley

  • Posted On: Jan 23, 2020 at 11:25 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah, State Parks , Winter
  • Tags: Heber Valley
The mystical magic of the Heber Valley is extra extraordinary in the winter. Where else in Utah can you: swim in a geothermal crater; visit an ice castle; take a ride on a holiday-themed historic railroad; enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride; take a zipline tour; go tubing at a 2002 Olympic venue; enjoy 200 miles of snow-covered groomed trails; meet the cows on a local dairy farm tour; take a snowmobile tour; go ice fishing; go ice skating, shop along the streets of a Swiss village; and then enjoy dinner at locally-owned farm-to-table restaurant? Wow, that’s a lot of options…way more than you can do in one trip. And the best part is that this destination is just a short drive (45 miles) from Salt Lake City.

Family Ski Retreat

  • Posted On: Jan 16, 2020 at 01:11 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Northern Utah, Road Trips , Winter
  • Tags: LoganBear Lake
A Family Ski Retreat - Beaver Mountain + Bear Lake Did you know that Utah is home to 15 mountain resorts and that they come in all different shapes and sizes? Everything can be found – from the largest resort in North America, aka Park City Mountain, to the oldest family-owned and operated ski resort in North America, Beaver Mountain, along with everything in-between.

7 EPIC Spring Destinations

  • Posted On: Apr 8, 2019 at 03:15 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Guided Adventures , Hiking, Mountain Biking , Northern Utah, Southern Utah, State Parks
  • Tags: EscalanteCedar CityTorreyKanabBluff
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

The Winter Bucket List

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2019 at 01:31 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Educational , Northern Utah, Road Trips , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
  • Tags: bucket list
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- 

Celebrate the New Year

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Hiking, Northern Utah, Winter
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.

SALT LAKE CITY: Wasatch Front’s Urban Heartbeat

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 08:45 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah
Allow us to introduce you to a mini metropolis that thrives with the good life at the base of canyons with mountains that soar above 11,000 feet: Salt Lake City – population 190,884 in the city proper; 1,153,340 people living in the greater SLC metro area.

Utah Rock Art and Where to Find It!

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 08:23 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah, Southern Utah

Provo - A Revived Downtown

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:47 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah
Downtown Provo has seen a renaissance with new restaurants, community events and fun attractions. In fact, it was recently named one of the coolest downtown's in America by Expedia. So what makes Downtown Provo so cool?

Mountain Town Mecca– Park City

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah
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.

Insider's Guide to Ogden

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Hiking, Mountain Biking , Northern Utah
  • Tags: Ogden
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.”

An Insider’s Guide to Utah’s Switzerland

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 11:54 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Hiking, Northern Utah
We’ve been living the dream since we ditched city life eight months ago and moved to the Heber Valley, an outdoor playground with bubbling hot pots, bucolic farmlands, five golf courses, three Utah State Parks, 2002 Olympic Nordic skiing venue Soldier Hollow, three sparkling reservoirs and a Swiss-themed mountain hamlet. The valley is chiseled by the Provo River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination with easy access to the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains.

Park City’s Gold Level Riding

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 07:44 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah
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, Northern Utah, Southern Utah
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.

5 Best Star Gazing Places in Utah

  • Posted On: Apr 11, 2018 at 09:05 PM
  • Category: Educational , Northern Utah, Southern Utah, State Parks
Dark skies are as rare as a happy political discussion for most of us urban- and suburban-dwelling citizens, but, lucky for you, Utah’s star gazing access is as quick as an hour away or as a much-needed 4-hour road trip away. Utah is kind that way–she likes to hand out cosmic extravaganzas night after night after night.

Routes for the Roadies

  • Posted On: Apr 10, 2018 at 07:51 PM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah, Southern Utah
Utah’s incredible scenery is about as diverse as it gets. From the lush, high-alpine scenery of Northern Utah to the stunning red-rock formations and desert vistas of Southern Utah, there’s no shortage of unique scenery to immerse yourself in – and there’s no better way to do it than on a bicycle.

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

  • Posted On: Jul 7, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Northern Utah, Southern Utah
There is no WIFI in the great outdoors, but you will find a better connection.

Dinosaurs, Trails and "Glamping"

  • Posted On: Jul 2, 2017 at 10:39 AM
  • Category: Educational , Family Friendly , Northern Utah, State Parks
  • Tags: Vernal
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the great Utah outdoors with my family. Some of my much loved early memories are of Lake Powell, Bear Lake and, perhaps my favorite, the land of the Dinosaurs, aka "Dinosaurland!"

Totally Tubular!

  • Posted On: Jan 19, 2017 at 10:10 AM
  • Category: Northern Utah
  • Tags: KidsNorthern Utah
Here in Utah we are so lucky to have unique Olympic venues for our communities to enjoy!