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Livin' the Dream ... Living Large in Park City Utah!

I'm not going to lie, if you would have asked me where I'd be living at this stage of my life when I was younger, Park City would not have been the spot. I would have said, Sun Valley, Idaho, or Jackson, Wyoming, or somewhere a bit more "off-the-beaten-path."

On the Rim with Rim – Kaibab Plateau Mountain Biking

Sleeping soundly, I'm suddenly startled awake by the early morning coffee call … After taking a few moments to orientate myself with my surroundings ... sleeping bag, tent, chill in the air…my thoughts race to the events of the previous day and a smile slowly lights up …

Problems, Problems and More Problems – Joe's Valley Bouldering

Where the Wasatch Plateau meets the high desert, Joe's Valley sits as a world-class bouldering destination. Beautifully color streaked boulders dot the landscape just east of Joe's Valley Reservoir in Central Utah's "Castle Country".

The Green'ing of Salt Lake

It's no secret that cities – particularly those that market to meetings, conventions and destination visitors – have worked hard to earn the right to be considered "green" in recent years.

Kya the Kayaker – Gates of Lodore

Family river trips are some of the best adventures, offering something for all ages and it is mandatory that all phones, iPods, games etc.…. are left behind - or at least stowed away and then, hopefully, forgotten, as days and nights on the river are filled with good, old-fashioned outdoor fun.

Mountain Biking O-Town

Picture yourself gazing out your office window on a warm, late-spring afternoon. The majestic peaks immediately to the east are still blanketed with a deep layer of "The Greatest Snow on Earth." At their flanks are lush, green foothills that roll gently toward your downtown office building.

The Mighty 5 Tour

Something incredible happened in Utah some 300 million years ago that can only be described as mighty. In the region of southern Utah's magnificent canyon country, immense geological forces were in motion.

Scenic Byway 12 – Utah's Only All-American Road

Welcome to Utah State Road 12 - aka Scenic Byway 12 All-American Road. Set your watch back 40 years and enjoy the ride!

Whitewater, Meet the Classics. Classics, Say Hello to Whitewater

  • Posted On: Jan 14, 2014 at 09:03 PM
  • Category: South
Bill and Jaci Dvorak own and operate Dvorak Expeditions, a commercial guide service with regularly scheduled rafting trips on some of west's best whitewater rivers. Two of the better ones are multi-day trips on Utah's mighty Green River through Desolation Canyon ...

The Grand Prize - Our Summer Vacation!

This year, thanks to Outdoor Utah and REI, my summer vacation was a blast! The Jensen family, mom, dad, my brother Zach and I spent a three-day vacation in Moab at the end of May. We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge while we were there, and it was amazing!!

Preparing for a Symphony Performance

  • Posted On: Dec 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM
  • Category: South
  • Tags: Utah Symphony
When Thierry Fischer was first approached about the possibility of working with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, he knew very little about the state.

Utah Spirits: Beer, Wine and Booze Born in the Beehive

Utah is renowned for great skiing, stunning red rock deserts and, of course, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another distinction gaining momentum both here and outside state lines is—and we're not making this up—a booze producing Mecca.

Notch Peak – "Utah's El Cap"

  • Posted On: Nov 1, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Utah is blessed with many natural wonders and fascinating works of Mother Nature. Notch Peak in the west desert is one.

East Meets West on Utah's Antelope Island

The mystique of the Wild West is alive and well with international travelers who dream about visiting the United States, the land of wide open spaces, cowboys, and American Indians.

A Monumental Visit

  • Posted On: Oct 12, 2013 at 02:56 PM
  • Category: South
My peerless cousin Jo Anne and I decided to take a tour of archaeological sites in the Four Corners area in the fall. We wanted to spend our "kick-off" day in Monument Valley with a Navajo Guide because we had been told that this would be ...

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons: Salt Lake's Twin Giants

One of the most enticing things about a visit to Salt Lake City is the myriad of recreation opportunities right out the back door. Just 35 minutes from all that downtown has to offer are seven canyons cut into the Wasatch Mountains. Two of these, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, are some of the most popular areas for the perfect summer playground.

Logan, Utah—Four Seasons of Adventure

  • Posted On: Aug 13, 2013 at 02:17 PM
  • Category: North
The city of Logan in placid Cache Valley beckons you with four seasons of adventures. All kinds of adventures—from endless outdoor opportunities to award-winning performing arts and heritage.

Dinosaurs, Trails and "Glamping"

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!"

A Success Story – Ogden River

The Ogden River was a mess. For years had been abused, misused and trashed. The river corridor itself was beautiful – winding its way down scenic Ogden Canyon and through town. But the river was on a collision course ...

Find Yourself – Retreat at Red Mountain Resort

My sister was turning 50. I pondered what we could do to celebrate this major life event. Mom, sis and I had often traveled together and we wanted to have another excursion for the three of us to celebrate this special year.