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Guides to enjoying Utah's back-coutry fraturing new destinations, activities and how-tos.

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The Case for Doing Summer Things in Winter

4 Alternatives To Winter Activities “There are no bad conditions, only poor preparation.” Or so the saying goes. The allure of glassy lakes, empty trails, and quiet crags makes a winter visit worth a little extra preparation and a couple…

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5 Ways to Winter with Littles Around Salt Lake City

Family-friendly Snow Season Adventures It’s true that kids are bad for some things: sleep, spontaneity, and sanity (sometimes). But they’re also great at making you slow down and appreciate the small things, like the magic of a snowy December day.…

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Experiencing Utah’s Past—Outdoors

Adventuring Through Time In its thousands of years of human occupation, Utah’s story has centered on the changing, but always intimate, relationship between its places and its people. From the mysterious stone dwellings of the Ancient Puebloan culture to the…

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Be Bear Aware: Utah Bear Sightings on the Rise

Utah Bear Population Active This Summer Photos and article provided by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah’s bears are out and active, and the number of bears reported getting into garbage and food this month has doubled from last July.…

Trailsides man with his dog on a stand up paddle board on Stansbury lake
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Paddleboarding Paradise

7 Unexpected Places to Visit this Summer Paddleboarding is booming, and with its ease of entry and accessibility, it’s no wonder why. While landlocked Utah may not seem like a paddleboarding mecca, it’s the perfect place to learn or improve…

Trailsides group in raft paddling through rapids on Arkansas River
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Paddling the Arkansas, Rowing Cataract

Rowin’ on the River: Paddling the Arkansas, Rowing Cataract If you’re not out there running the rivers this season, what are you even doing with your life? The mucho grande snowpack from one of the snowiest ever seasons in the…

Trailsides Melissa McGibbon cross-country skiing on snowy trail
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The ABCs of Cross-Country Skiing

A Tale of Two Skinnies I’ve always been intrigued by cross-country skiing. Why—for the love—would anyone bother with cross-country skiing in Utah, where we have some of the best downhill skiing on the planet? It bewildered me. So I tried…

Trailsides Rock Climbing at top of the climb looking far down at other climbers
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Climbing For Rookies

Learn the Ropes of This Rising Sport With its own lexicon of jargon, and a plethora of mysterious-looking and sounding equipment like carabineers, Grigris, ATCs, and prusiks, sport climbing can seem daunting to jump into. After all, you’re setting out…

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4 Lesser-known Utah Recreation Areas & Camping Sites

Escape the Summer Crowds Utah’s national parks are stunning, but come summer these spectacular destinations are flooded with tourist crowds. And when it comes to camping, the same goes for accessible, local favorites like the Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons.…

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