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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers explore Fantasy Canyon near Vernal. Photo taken May 28, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Fantasy Canyon — Uintah County
    Fantasy Canyon is a dense array of intricate rock formations in gray sandstone formed by an ancient lake and eons of weathering. The formations appear...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hiker takes a compass bearing before walking across part of Cedar Mesa in San Juan County.  Prominent Bears Ears formation visible in the distance. The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Looking for a Utah hiking trail? Here are some websites
    Utah is in peak hiking and biking season, but finding a trail can take as much time as slogging up a path. Local U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of La...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 12:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Bureau of Land Management Utah Hike of the Week: Mary Jane Canyon near Moab
    Mary Jane Canyon (and the accompanying Professor Creek) is becoming one of the Moab area’s more popular hikes. The out-and-back hike ends with a three...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 07:31 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Box Canyon envelops a valley of cottonwood trees and sumac bushes in Dinosaur National Monument. Photo taken May 29, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Box Canyon — Dinosaur National Monument
    Box Canyon is a short, shady and beautiful family hike near the Josie Morris cabin in Dinosaur National Monument. It leads into a lush, green box cany...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Sandy City Police Explorers - Post 9550 - work to install improvements along the Bells Canyon Trail, Saturday, June 3, 2017.   Gallery: Hikers celebrate National Trails Day by improving Bells Canyon
    Sandy • Volunteers on Saturday traded hiking poles for hand tools to perform maintenance as part of National Trails Day. Workers made improvements to...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A sign leads hikers onto the Thorís Hideout Trail near Cedar City on May 24, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Red Hollow and Thor’s Hideout — Cedar City
    The trail up Red Hollow is also known as the Red Hills hike. It is the back side of the red hill visible from downtown Cedar City and is a good hike f...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:17 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers relax May 9, 2017  on the rock seats propped up in the Living Room, a popular hiking destination above Salt Lake City. Utah Hike of the Week: The Living Room — Salt Lake City
    The Living Room is one of the most popular hikes in Salt Lake City, and this is not its first appearance as The Tribune’s Hike of the Week. But the ro...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Visitors look at Grand View Point in the Island in the Sky District at Canyonlands National Park Wednesday August 24, 2016. Seniors are about to pay more for lifetime national park passes
    Senior citizens have been getting a pretty good deal from the National Park Service. For $10, people 62 and older can receive a lifetime pass to ente...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:17 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers explore Babylon Arch on March 12, 2017 in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Leeds. Utah Hike of the Week: Babylon Arch - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
    Babylon Arch on the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near St. George is a lovely feature unto itself, but the real thrill of this hike is the journey. The tr...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Arrowleaf balsamroot blooms May 9, 2017 along the Living Room trail in Salt Lake City. Utah wildflower update: Floral decor in style in this Living Room
    The wildflowers are moving on up into the Wasatch foothills, and many of our mountain favorites are making their debuts. On Tuesday I hiked up to the...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Two mountain bikers stand beside Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon on May 6, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Canyon Hollow Trail and Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon
    The hike: The Canyon Hollow Trail moves through the heart of the Corner Canyon trail system. It offers lots of shade, views of the Wasatch Mountains a...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The writer’s daughter climbs over a long boulder field outside of a lava tube March 7, 2017 on Tabernacle Hill near Meadow in Millard County. Utah Hike of the Week: Meadow Lava Tubes
    The Meadow Lava Tubes are a series of underground passages left by lava flows long ago. Parts of the tubes have collapsed, leaving deep, ditchlike cor...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah Hike of the Week: Red Reef Trail — Red Cliffs Recreation Area
    The Red Reef Trail is a glorious (and popular) canyon hike in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area north of Harrisburg, which is part of the Red Cliffs Dese...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Explore the Rockies with new family friendly guide and a dog named Jake
    Families who enjoy taking their dogs on hikes and camping trips might want to check out “Jake’s Nature Guide: Rocky Mountains,” a new kid-friendly boo...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:44 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)   View of Hurricane from the trail, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Overlooking State Street in Hurricane
    Directions • The trailhead is in a cul-de-sac at the eastern edge of 1000 South in Hurricane. From State Street (also known as State Route 9), turn so...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tracks believed to belong to dilophosaurus and megapnosaurus are imprinted in the rock at the Warner Valley dinosaur tracks viewing site south of Hurricane. Utah Hike of the Week: Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks
    This short and sweet hike leads to a floor of sandstone that contains a display of dinosaur tracks. The tracks probably were left by the famous carniv...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Arches National Park issues new travel delay warnings as road construction continues
    Arches National Park, already a popular spring destination, is going to be challenging to visit through much of 2017 due to road construction. Officia...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A scene from the canyons near Monrovian Park in Sevier County on March 8, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Monrovian Park in central Utah
    This hike follows along a babbling brook into a stunning canyon in one of Utah’s less-visited areas. Directions • Take Monroe’s Main Street south ...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    An Arrowleaf Balsamroot blooms March 24, 2017 near the Ensign Peak trail. Utah wildflower update: Revenge of the Plyf
    Learning to identify flowers is one of the most gratifying parts of hiking for me. But yellow flowers are a struggle. A lot of them look generally l...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sundial Peak overlooks Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon
    The hike begins in the Mill B Trailhead parking lot as you follow a paved road east along the creek. The Lake Blanche trail branches off to the right ...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A Glacier Lily nods humbly on March 21, 2017 from a steep drainage along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake City. Wasatch wildflower update: Early blooms emerging in low places
    On of my favorite traditions of spring and summer is to chase the wildflower blooms uphill. I love following the flora of the Wasatch and learning how...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Many Pools is a beautiful, family-friendly hike with little traffic and great educational value in Zion National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Many Pools — Zion National Park
    Many Pools is a beautiful, family-friendly hike with little traffic and great educational value. Kids can examine the carving of sandstone by water in...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lynn R. Johnson  |  Special to The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kanab Film Commissioner Kelly Stowell at the site of the military fort used in numerous Western movies, including ’The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again,’ with Don Knotts and Tim Conway.  The wooden structure was made over as a hotel, painted red, and partially burned for the 1979 Disney film. Filmmakers get fired up for Kanab’s Little Hollywood Shootout
    Filmmakers looking for a challenge might want to consider participating in Kanab’s Little Hollywood Shootout, which begins at high noon Wednesday at t...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Cotopaxi  The Salt Lake City-based company Cotopaxi is launching the Veloz Running Pack later this month on Kickstarter. Gear highlights from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017
    With 1,100 exhibitors, the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is like a megalopolis of gear merchants. Here is a sampling of new and upcoming outdoor prod...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Mountain goats meander near the summit of Mount Timpanogos on Sunday morning, July 24, 2016. Gallery: Hiking photos from late summer and the fall of 2016
    A lot of people are complaining about 2016. But us Utah Hike of the Week hikers found a lot of joy out on those Utah trails. Swipe through the photos...
    Updated Dec 26 2016 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Tom Wharton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Learn about Dead Horse Point State Park by visiting the Moab or Utah State Parks websites. Rangers to lead New Year’s Day hikes at three Utah state parks
    Utahns can ring in the new year with group hikes at three state parks. Park staff will lead the hikes on Jan. 1 and discuss the parks’ histories and ...
    Updated Dec 25 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Photo illustration by Nate Carlisle/Salt Lake Tribune Quit trying to sell me new ways to hike with alcohol, outdoor industry
    It’s the great hiking question of our generation: What do I do if I’m up the trail pouring a shot of bourbon and the North Korean Army finds me? Not ...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   SPOT Gen 3.  Here’s the 2016 Utah outdoors holiday gift guide
    It’s hikers’ and campers’ favorite time of the year — other than hiking and camping season. But it’s definitely skiers’ and snowshoers’ favorite time...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A family poses for a picture under Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. Book review: 'Hiking Arches National Park' is a thorough guide to a crowded treasure
    Some people wait their whole lives to visit Arches National Park. Some of us here in Utah are regulars. Both groups will be able to find useful infor...
    Updated Nov 21 2016 09:05 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Bright petroglyphs are on the wall of Black Dragon Canyon in Utah’s San Rafael Swell on Sept. 12, 2016.    Utah Hike of the Week: Black Dragon Canyon on the San Rafael Swell
    Directions • From the town of Green River, take Interstate 70 west for 13.2 miles. On the north side of the interstate, just a few feet beyond mile m...
    Updated Oct 27 2016 05:27 pm   |     |   Share