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Before building a fire when camping over the July Fourth weekend, know that there are restrictions in many parts of the state. Add Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments to that list. According to …

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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Desert Voices is a family trail at Dinosaur National Monument. It is just over 2 miles long and shows off some of the monument’s rocky scenery and desert plants and wildlife. May 27, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Desert Voices Trail — Dinosaur National Monument
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    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sculptor Steve Bartholomew in the studio of his cabinet store in Cedar City. June 14, 2017.   In this Cedar City studio, a passion for the outdoors carved in wood
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ranger John Isom leads children in a ranger program Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Dinosaur National Monumentís Quarry Exhibit Hall. Exploring Utah: On the wonders of dinosaurs — at any age
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    Updated Jun 27 2017 06:58 pm   |     |   Share
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       The Uinta Mountains are a great place to fish for brook trout. Courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Your guide to fishing over the July Fourth holiday weekend in Utah
    As the July Fourth weekend approaches, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is gearing up for one of the busiest summer fishing seasons. Officials ...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 12:42 pm   |     |   Share



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