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Ski City: A Year-Round Experience

Ski City is much more than a single-season destination. Unlike traditional ski towns, where winter is the primary season for its existence, Ski City (a.k.a. Salt Lake) thrives throughout the year in all four seasons.

The New Game in Town - Mountain Biking in St. George

Just a few short years ago, if you asked Utah residents what comes to mind when they think of Southwest Utah, the answer was inevitably, "Zion National Park, sunshine, retirees, and endless rounds of golf." The St. George marathon was occasionally mentioned, but rarely did you hear ...

Yippin and Hollerin – A Cowgirl for a Day

Antelope Island State Park sits seven miles from the mainland in the Great Salt Lake. In addition to a myriad of quality outdoor recreation, the Park is home to many species of wildlife, including the mighty Bison.

The Mountain of Big Shoulders

Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Included in countless anthologies, this poem made famous the description of Chicago as "City of the Big Shoulders," celebrating its role at the time as the industrial capital of the United States.

2014 Gear Highlights

  • Posted On: Aug 1, 2014 at 09:10 AM
  • Category: Gear
The Outdoor Utah Adventure Guide's annual review of the year's new gear.

The 2014 Tour of Utah, Featuring Cedar City

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, one of the top professional cycling events in North America, is marking its tenth anniversary and its first year as a seven day race with 12 host venues across two western states.

Kids Adventure Games Comes to Snowbird

  • Posted On: Jul 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM
  • Category: North
  • Tags: Snowbird
This exciting series for kids from 6 thru 14 was hosted by Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort last Saturday, June 21, 2014. 86 teams of two -boys, girls or co-ed in four age brackets - competed in a number of obstacles and ...

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.