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The deaths of seven people during a September flash flood through a slot canyon in Zion National Park were the culmination of many factors, according to a new article in Outside Magazine. The article puts the death of the Keyhole …

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    Park City to host kids adventure race
    There is still time for young athletes ages six through 14 to sign up for the Kids Adventure Games in at the Utah Olympic Park near Park City June 3 t...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Recapture Canyon, looking south from Recapture Dam, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Recapture Canyon, near Blanding is rich in archaeological sites, and has been a sore spot in the long-running debate about motorized access to southeastern Utah’s public lands. The BLM closed it to motorized use in 2007, and two Blanding men were sentenced in 2011 to pay $35,000 in fines for constructing illegal trails there. Utah Hike of the Week: Recapture Canyon near Blanding
    Directions • To reach the north end of the trail, park northeast of Recapture Dam along U.S. Highway 191, about 3 1/2 miles north of Blanding. Look fo...
    Updated May 26 2016 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Skyline Arch is lit up at night as the setting begins to reveal the sea of stars above during a camping trip to Arches National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for Memorial Day travel
    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer camping and travel season. Expect thousands of Utahns to head to state and national parks, national...
    Updated May 26 2016 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Two hikers walk the trail at the top of Guardsman’s Pass, Sunday, September 20, 2015. We hikers are freeloaders, and the feds are onto us
    Twenty-five years ago or so, when I was a boy growing up in central Illinois, I bought my first hunting license. Carrying a shotgun through a harvest...
    Updated May 24 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share


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    View cutthroat trout at Strawberry Saturday
    As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit Strawberry Reservoir over Memorial Weekend, anglers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can add one mor...
    Updated May 24 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sanpete County towns celebrate heritage this weekend
    Memorial Day weekend is always a busy one in the Sanpete County towns of Ephraim and Spring City. Ephraim hosts Scandinavian Days on Friday and Saturd...
    Updated May 26 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City gears up for summer season
    As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Park City’s ski areas are gearing up for the summer season. Summer operations begin May 27 at Park City Mounta...
    Updated May 19 2016 10:28 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Bear Lake Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau  The Bear Trail in Garden City is a 4.5-mile paved path along the southwest side of Bear Lake. Utah Hike of the Week: Bear Trail at Bear Lake
    Directions • To start the Bear Trail from the southern end, go to Ideal Beach Resort at 2176 S. Bear Lake Blvd. in Garden City. To start from the nor...
    Updated May 19 2016 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)   Fossils on display at the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument in  2011. Kids like dinosaurs? Check out new Vernal promotion
    Many kids have a fascination with dinosaurs. Take a 5-year-old to a dinosaur museum and chances are he or she will likely know more of the names of th...
    Updated May 20 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tom Wharton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Scenic Sandy fishing pond at 9800 South 1000 West. DWR stocking community fishing ponds before holiday
    One of the best developments for anglers in recent years has been the development of community fishing ponds throughout Utah. The idea behind these po...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Visitors take pictures and hike around Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. Never put a bison in your car and other don’ts in the national parks
    Those of us that have spent time in the national parks did a collective forehead slap when we read about the tourists at Yellowstone National Park who...
    Updated May 17 2016 10:52 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Vehicles waiting for entrance to Arches National Park in 2013. Expect traffic jams at Arches National Park on Memorial Day weekend
    If it seems a bit strange to have to worry about traffic jams while going outdoors to enjoy the beauty and solitude a national park offers, then Memor...
    Updated May 16 2016 08:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune File Photo)    Hickman Bridge, Captiol Reef National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park
    Directions • From the Capitol Reef National Park visitors center, travel east on State Road 24 for 2 miles. The trail head is on the north side of th...
    Updated May 18 2016 07:36 am   |     |   Share
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      The Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster is the only outdoor roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood. Courtesy  |  Universal Studios Hollywood Hollywood Harry Potter attraction leads new theme park ride list
    With Memorial Day weekend approaching, theme parks from around the United States begin touting their biggest and newest rides and attractions. Accordi...
    Updated May 16 2016 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gretchen Baker, ecologist for Great Basin National Park just over the Utah border in easter Nevada monitors the effects of the drought.  The Lehman Caves in the park are dryer. Great Basin National Park earns dark skies designation
    Many Wasatch Front residents might not realize it but Great Basin National Park near Baker, Nevada, on the Utah-Nevada border, is one of the closest n...
    Updated May 11 2016 07:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    NRA upset about proposed Utah County shooting ban
    A plan to transfer 160 acres of Bureau of Land Management property to Utah County for development as a public shooting range coupled with the closure ...
    Updated May 13 2016 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Martin Frey summits his seventh and final summit, Mt. Vinson in Antarctica (2012).  Courtesy photo)  For Utah man, seven summits also needed seven seas
    Shortly before attempting to summit Mount Everest in 2011, Martin Frey paid a visit to Snowbird founder Dick Bass for some advice from the first man t...
    Updated May 09 2016 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Celebrate the Great Salt Lake this week
    Sometimes we take for granted the beauty in our own world. Take, for example, the Great Salt Lake. Despite the fact that the huge salty lake lies jus...
    Updated May 09 2016 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A young hiker stops to muck in mud on the way to Lower Aztec Butte in Canyonlands National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Lower Aztec Butte — Canyonlands National Park
    This hike leads to ancestral Puebloan granaries on the lower of two buttes with cliffside ruins and sweeping views of Canyonlands National Park. Dire...
    Updated May 05 2016 03:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Fish for garbage Saturday and win prizes
    Reading about the Brighton Ski Area sponsoring the 2nd annual International River Garbage Cleanup “Fish for Garbage” Saturday on the Provo River broug...
    Updated May 05 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Biologists trying to restore Red Fleet Reservoir fishery
    Red Fleet Reservoir north of Vernal is a scenic red-rock water that has struggled as a fishery in recent years, often because of illegal transplants o...
    Updated May 04 2016 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Old Jeep? Ancient camp gear? Try Relic Run
    The Relic Run, one of the more interesting retro motorized events in Utah, has scheduled its eighth annual expedition June 16 to June 19 in Utah’s Wes...
    Updated May 03 2016 10:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildlife board increases Utah deer permits
    Utah big game hunters will have a better chance of drawing out for a deer hunting permit this year as the state’s mule deer populations continue to in...
    Updated May 02 2016 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Though Mesa Arch is best known for its sunrise views, the rock walls of Canyonlands National Park. catch the western light of dusk in shades of rose and purple. Utah Hike of the Week: Mesa Arch — Canyonlands National Park
    Mesa Arch is a short, rewarding loop hike to and from an arch with spectacular views of the Colorado River canyons east of Canyonlands National Park. ...
    Updated Apr 30 2016 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
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