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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…

Trailsides Tent in wilderness with sunset
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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.…

Trailsides Woman Stemming down a narrow drop in Dang Canyon.
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A Goblin Valley Winter Escape

Exploring Ding & Dang Canyons Story and photos by Don Macavoy My feet press hard against sandstone as my back slides down the cold wall just a few feet away. I’m crouched 10 feet above the sand wash below, slowly…

Trailsides Man Ziplining with forest background
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High-Flying Adventure

Utah’s Greatest Ziplines Skimming above the treetops and across open water, down steep mountainsides, and over rugged desert landscapes, reaching heart-pounding speeds of up to 60 miles per hour: Ziplines might be the most thrilling way around to get up…

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