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.

How To: Dress For Success

  • Posted On: Jan 4, 2021 at 11:28 AM
  • Category: Educational , Family Friendly , Gear, Winter
One of the biggest challenges when playing outdoors in the winter is knowing how to “dress for success.” Success, in this case, is keeping the kids cozy and dry, and everyone happy. Layer, Layer, Layer are the three most import aspects of dressing for successful winter adventures.

Backcountry Basics

  • Posted On: Apr 1, 2020 at 02:06 PM
  • Category: Educational , Family Friendly , Southern Utah
  • Tags: safety
Backcountry Basics What does backcountry mean to you? Is it the areas that are only accessible by hiking or backpacking for several miles? Or, must you venture out on remote, super gnarly, high-clearance-only dirt roads? By definition, a backcountry area is a geographical region that is isolated, remote, undeveloped, and difficult to access. So the answers to the above questions are yes… but… there are plenty of backcountry areas in Utah that are fairly easy to access. And, thanks to the influence of social media, they are heavily visited by people who may not necessarily have the knowledge, skills, understanding, gear, etc. to be safe.

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.  

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- 

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.

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!"