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A rough-and-ready video is stirring hikers’ memories of a favorite Utah slot canyon, with its raw capture of a hiker dodging and twisting through the undulating red rock. Colorado photographer Tony Li...

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    Blog: Utah Boat Show opens Thursday in Sandy
    Spring can’t be too far away. One of the sure signs is the start of the outdoor exposition season as companies and dealers begin to show off the lates...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tom Wharton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Wintering elk feed at Hardware Ranch near the top of Blacksmith Fork Canyon in Cache County,. Recreation: Meet the ‘elk club’ at Hardware Ranch
    Hardware Ranch • On a snowy and blustery February morning, the Cache Valley “elk club” gathered in a meadow at the top of Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Clos...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
    Blog: Donny and Marie wax figures to be on display soon in Las Vegas
    Utah fans of Donny and Marie Osmond will soon be able to see the popular entertainers as wax figures at Made Tussauds in Las Vegas. The interactive wa...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 10:21 am   |     |   Share
    Blog: 2015 National Park visitation sets record
    If it seems as though national parks are getting more crowded, it’s more than just an illusion. The National Park Service released unofficial figures ...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    U.S. and Australian skaters work out on the ice at the Olympic Oval in Kearns, Friday, July 17, 2015.  Recreation: Facilities keeping Utah’s Olympic legacy ablaze
    Memories of the dazzling opening and closing ceremonies, the exciting competitions at venues throughout the state, the pin trading and hard-to-find R...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 03:28 pm   |     |   Share
    Blog: Limits increase at Tibble Fork Reservoir
    While winter isn’t an ideal time to fish Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon, those who find their way to the scenic little alpine lake will...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 09:36 am   |     |   Share
    Blog: St. George Winter Bird Festival set this weekend
    The 13th annual St. George Winter Bird Festival is scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will include field trips, children’s activities, presen...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share
    Blog: Cedar City park hosts family vacation retrospective
    While flying to destinations and purchasing travel packages has become more common, the family driving vacation remains an iconic American tradition. ...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
    Blog: Snowboard event set Saturday at Powder Mountain
    The Burton Qualifiers snowboard all-contest series comes to Powder Mountain Saturday, one of seven spots on the new contest tour. The free series is o...
    Updated Jan 22 2016 09:55 am   |     |   Share
    Blog: Safety tips for winter recreation
    After recent heavy snows, now might be a good time to review some safety tips for winter outdoor enthusiasts. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest’...
    Updated Jan 21 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy   BYU student Mallory Reese was named one of 13 Outdoor Nation ambassadors to design and program new initiatives for the school to encourage her fellow students to get outside. Recreation: BYU student becomes ‘outdoor ambassador’
    Mallory Reese has dubbed it “BYU outdoor hour” — a simple 60 minutes to some of Utah’s best outdoor recreation spots combined with encouraging her fel...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Power Practical Luminoodle.  Courtesy  |  Power Practical Recreation: New gear makes outdoors more fun
    Wandering the aisles of the Salt Palace during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show that ended Sunday revealed a potpourri of toys, gadgets a...
    Updated Jan 13 2016 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
    State Parks ice fishing tournament on tap
    Ice fishing enthusiasts looking to win cash prizes or merchandise might want to begin making plans for the Wasatch Back Quad-fishalon. This year’s tou...
    Updated Jan 11 2016 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Christopher Tomaschow, of Fort Collins, Colorado, competes during the American Bouldering Series (ABS) Divisional Championships at The Front Climbing Club in Ogden, Saturday, January 9, 2016. Rock on — Ogden climbing competition crowns West’s best at bouldering
    These young climbers — the best from across the West — truly do belong to a rising generation. Hundreds of them, ages 8 through 19 from Utah, Colorado...
    Updated Jan 11 2016 11:20 am   |     |   Share
    National Park Service announces 2016 fee free days
    The National Park Service has expanded the number of fee free days in parks throughout the system in 2016 to celebrate its centennial year. The first ...
    Updated Jan 08 2016 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   David Cressman of Mount Shasta, CA, left, who runs a mountain guide service, tries on a pair of Blizzard skis during Mountain Demo Day at Solitude Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon that precedes the opening of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show. Demo Day kicks off Outdoor Retailers trade show at Solitude
    A light blanket of new snow and temperatures in the mid-20s greeted visitors Wednesday at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market’s All Mountain Demo Day a...
    Updated Jan 07 2016 03:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lynn R. Johnson  |  Special to the Tribune  Heriberto Madrigal, caretaker at Brigham Young University’s Lytle Ranch, located in the Beaver Dam Conservation area. Recreation: Exploring the remote Beaver Dam National Conservation Area
    Beaver Dam • When Interstate 15 was completed through the Virgin River Gorge, old Highway 191 over Utah Hill that once provided the main route from Ut...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 09:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Outdoor retailers invade Salt Lake for annual Winter Market trade show
    Though about fewer 5,000 people will attend the winter Outdoor Retailer show that opens Thursday at the Salt Palace than came to the summer trade show...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 10:57 am   |     |   Share
    Ogden club to host youth climbing competition
    Some of the top youth climbers from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah will compete Saturday and Sunday at the American Bouldering Series Divi...
    Updated Jan 04 2016 09:03 am   |     |   Share
    Audubon bird counts set Saturday
    Several Audubon groups will be bringing in the new year Friday with bird counts. The Christmas Bird Count is a program of the National Audubon Society...
    Updated Dec 31 2015 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
    NRA honors Utah bullet maker
    The National Rifle Association has named Utah native and bullet innovator Randy Brooks as the winner of its 2016 Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award. Brooks...
    Updated Dec 30 2015 01:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lynn R. Johnson  |  Special to the Tribune  Monday’s 19 degree weather was no deterrent for Salt Lake runner Kelly Konopa, seen here training on Antelope Island’s east shore. Recreation: Winter offers a different Antelope Island perspective
    Antelope Island State Park • On a frigid late December afternoon when the sun played tag with the clouds, the icy mud flats southeast of Antelope Isl...
    Updated Dec 30 2015 07:28 pm   |     |   Share
    Danny Patten, left, and his son Spencer Patten, 5, take in the awe inspiring 360 degree view of Snow Canyon State Park after hiking to the top of a stair-like petrified sand dune mounain.  Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune   3/19/08 New Year’s Day hikes planned at 6 Utah state parks
    State park staffs will help hikers ring in the new year and give guided lessons on ecology, geology and other park features. Hikes are planned for Ja...
    Updated Dec 24 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • ((Lynn R. Johnson / Special to The Salt Lake Tribune)   - The Rockville Bridge on the Smithsonian Butte was constructed in 1924 and is the last structure of its type in Utah.  The single-lane bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Recreation: Smithsonian Butte offers quiet exploration
    Grafton • The more than three million visitors that descend on Zion National Park each year no doubt enjoy the hiking and scenery at one of America’s ...
    Updated Dec 23 2015 06:38 pm   |     |   Share
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