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

Trailsides Woman Stemming down a narrow drop in Dang Canyon.

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

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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Backcountry Rescue Dogs

How These Pups Sniff Out Victims, Save Lives Being trapped or buried in the backcountry is a skier’s worst nightmare—injured, lost, and alone, willing to give anything to see a friendly face. Perhaps that face will belong to Ninja, a…

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How to Have a Great Outdoor Dog

The Outdoor Dog Training, Safety, & Gear Tips You Need Hitting the trail (or river, or campsite) with your dog might sound like a dream: You and your best buddy, the great outdoors, a wagging tail, a welcome snuggle at…

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The Custom Bike Experience From Fezzari

Reinventing the Wheel, Two Wheels at a Time An old adage says there’s no sense in reinventing the wheel. But—for Utah County-based Fezzari Bicycles—rethinking how two-wheeled travel is built and purchased has turned their company into a powerhouse bike manufacturer.…

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6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Camping

Take Your Kids Camping This Summer! By Melissa Lang Why spend summer inside or at the movies when you can take your kids camping and enjoy the outdoors? Not only will camping be a great way for you all to…

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The New Park City

Exploring the United States’ Largest Ski Resort I first visited The Canyons in 1997, when making the junior high Honor Role netted you a free season pass. It was the first Park City resort to allow snowboarders like me, and…


Wintry Wonders

5 Daring Snow Season Adventures The fun doesn’t have to stop when temperatures drop! Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are plenty of ways to enjoy winter in Utah. So bundle up and hit a trail, slope, or…

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Autumn Escapes: Utah Backpacking

Overnight Utah Backpacking Trips Near SLC Fall foliage, fewer crowds, and crisp air are just a few reasons to love hiking and backpacking in autumn. Whether you’re new to backpacking or a seasoned overnighter, these close–to–home destinations are perfect weekend…



(Almost) Bagging Telluride’s Wilson Peak Wilson Peak is a formidable adversary. From afar, climbing the mighty face looks daunting—if not impossible—as the black, snowcapped peak is more akin to Mordor than a hiking trail. As it came into view while…

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