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Road Trippin Scenic Byway 12

  • Posted On: Jun 12, 2019 at 07:44 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Guided Adventures , Hiking, Road Trips , Southern Utah
Road trips are about the most All-American vacation there is. You, your family, the highway, and some favorite tunes – where time isn’t measured by mile markers, but by moments. Utah’s Scenic Byway 12, is the best road-trip highway on the planet, passing through Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder Mountain, and Capitol Reef National Park. Few highways in the world offer as much jaw-dropping scenery and adventure in 120 miles, so we packed up the car, the kids, the bikes, and hit the open road for an adventure.

A Sesquicentennial Celebration - SPIKE 150 

  • Posted On: May 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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

  • 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

Climbing 101 for Families

  • Posted On: Feb 2, 2019 at 07:10 PM
  • Category: Educational , Family Friendly
  • Tags: climbing
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

  • Posted On: Feb 2, 2019 at 06:01 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , National Parks , Southern Utah, State Parks , Winter
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 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.

The Green Scene

When world-renowned snow gives way to high country warmth, Park City transforms into a green-hued playground. For starters, 400 miles of hiking and biking trails weave through aspens groves, conifers, and alpine meadows, filling grateful lungs with sweet-scented sage and evergreen. Preserving that green scene for both moose and mountain biker has become a local priority, making Park City a place where eco meets action – both in terms of extraordinary recreational opportunities and innovative environmental stewardship. Think e-bikes, open space conservation, and net-zero carbon emission goals. As a result, tapping into the local green scene has never been easier or more fun.

H2O Round-Up!

  • Posted On: Jul 6, 2018 at 09:25 AM

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.

The Utah Food Scene

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 08:39 PM
If Utah cuisine makes you think about mayonnaise-based casseroles, Diet Coke, and smorgasbord food buffets, you’re so right–it’s all true. But, and this is a huge but, Utah’s food scene has truly grown up as world-renowned chefs and savvy foodies have discovered Utah’s friendly cost of living and killer access to the outdoors–it’s a lifestyle that the most creative and innovative minds have made home for business and family.

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.

Summer on the Slopes

  • Posted On: Apr 16, 2018 at 07:30 AM
  • Category: Destinations
Utah boasts a global reputation for the finest winter recreation on the planet. But when The Greatest Snow on Earth™ melts, it reveals lush meadows full of wildflowers and miles of scenic trail to be explored. With such easy access, there’s no better way to beat the heat of summer than a quick trip to the mountains. Summer is magical at Utah’s ski resorts, and whether you’re in to mountain biking, hiking, camping, live music, great food, or scenic lift rides, there is something for everyone.

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.