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Outdoor planners have worried about the lack of ethnic diversity at parks and trails for years. Their efforts to get African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian-Americans outdoors seem to be paying off. The...

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    BLM to host free photography workshop
    The Bureau of Land Management St. George Field Office and BLM Arizona Strip District and the Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends group ...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildife board to set big game permit numbers Thursday
    The Utah Wildlife Board will meet Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium in Salt Lake City to decide the number of big g...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    National Park Service redesigns popular NPS.gov
    The National Park Service website, www.nps.gov, has always been the best place to get information on the 410 units of the national park service. It of...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 11:45 am   |     |   Share
  • -Snowmobilers on a groomed trail zoom by a bison in Yellowstone National Park Monday, Feb. 17, 1997. (AP Photo/The Montana Standard, Perry Backus) Yellowstone visitors spend nearly $500M near park in 2015
    Bozeman, Mont. • A new report shows that visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly half a billion dollars in communities around the park in 2...
    Updated Apr 23 2016 09:10 pm   |     |   Share


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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Corona Arch trail in Moab, Utah. Hike of the week: Corona Arch near Moab
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    Updated Apr 21 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Conservation leader to deliver Earth Day talks
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    Updated Apr 20 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Natalie Como, of Salt Lake City, crosses the finish line during the Salt Lake City marathon and half marathon Saturday April 16, 2016. Como won with a time of 3:00:20. Salt Lake City Marathon crowns a first-time women’s winner
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rock formations appear as fins protruding from the ground near the trailhead of the Broken Arch Loop hike at Arches National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Broken Arch Loop — Arches National Park
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    Updated Apr 15 2016 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Dan Murray, left, and his daughter Taylor, flank SLC Marathon race director Steve Bingham-Hawk with an award dedicated to their wife and mother Marie Murray, who passed away in January after a battle with cancer, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The ’Miles for Marie’ award will be presented Saturday, April 15 ahead of the 2016 Salt Lake City Marathon. Salt Lake City Marathon: Miles for Marie award keeps Murray’s spirit alive
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    National Park Week begins Saturday
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    Updated Apr 13 2016 10:30 am   |     |   Share
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    (Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Corona Arch near Moab has become what is billed as the world’s largest rope swing after climbers figured out how to adapt climbing gear to set up a thrilling 250-foot pendulum ride under the arch. Concerned with liability issues, state officials recently shut down the arch, which is on state-owned land, for commercially guided swinging, pictured here on Nov. 4. Gallery: Utah hiking photos, as tweeted by the hikers
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Santa Clara River runs below a ridge along the Tempi’po’op Trail on March 24, 2016. Utah Hike of the Week: Tempi’po’op Trail in Santa Clara
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    Updated Apr 09 2016 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Are we loving our national parks to death?
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    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation calls for public discussion on wildlife management
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The outline of Whale Rock swims onto the horizon at Canyonlands National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Whale Rock — Canyonlands National Park
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    Updated Mar 30 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Ellen Morris Bishop  Residents of Bluff propose developing an eight-mile non-motorized trail network along this scenic stretch of the San Juan River, connecting the town with the Sand Island recreation site a few miles downstream from the southeast Utah town. Hikers’ photos from their Easter-week trails
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    Blog: Contemplating travel in a time of terror
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