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Utah’s ample and amazing opportunities of possible outdoor adventure can be intimidating. Where do you start? The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with KUED-Channel 7, set about to create a multimedia cheat sheet to help motivate people to make their …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Riders drive bison during the annual bison roundup at Antelope Island State Park, Friday October 24, 2014. Utah Bucket List: Chasing bison on Antelope Island
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  • In a July 30, 2015 photo, Daniel Dundon peers across a swimming hole and waterfall in the off-trail area of the Opal Creek Wilderness east of Salem, Ore. The area has transformed from ground zero in the so-called Forest Wars into one of the most popular recreation destinations in the state.  (Zach Urness/Statesman Journal via AP) In Oregon’s Opal Creek Wilderness, thick forests lead to an emerald pool
    Opal Creek Wilderness, Ore. • Michael Donnelly’s legs were laced with cuts and bleeding, Daniel Dundon had been attacked by a swarm of hornets and I h...
    Updated Aug 22 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bucket List, Utah Olympic Park with Brett Prettyman Utah Bucket List: Cool off at the Utah Olympic Park
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    Known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies,” Bear Lake is a cherished treasure for many Utahns. And while the glistening blue waters and warm sandy beache...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  
Some river rafters, shown here in 2012 in Cataract Canyon, fear that new Labor Department rules for President Barack Obama's order upping wages for federal contractors could force them to pay their guides more money and harm their businesses. These river runners hold federal permits. Utah Bucket List: Find white-water thrills through Cataract Canyon
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  • Mason Morical, 7, walks along a deserted Crescent Beach in Ecola State Park on the north Oregon Coast. Wrapping around Tillamook Head, between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers sightseeing and recreation opportunities combined with a storied past, according to oregonstateparks.org. (Mark Morical/The Bulletin via AP) State park on north Oregon coast offers memorable hikes
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Zion National Park ranger Ray O'Neil on the Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park, Tuesday May 5, 2015. Rangers are rescuing average visitors — like you — from the national parks, and it’s expensive
    Editor’s note • This is one in an occasional series of stories about The National Park Service, which will mark 100 years on Aug. 25, 2016 — the anniv...
    Updated Jul 08 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Pigeons have taken over the empty peregrine falcon nesting box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. ‘Flying rats’ have taken over the peregrine nest in downtown Salt Lake City
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  • In this July 18, 2015 photo, one of Conestoga Ranch's Comfort is key for new ‘glamping’ resort at Bear Lake
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  • This photo taken on July 9, 2015, shows a view of Rock Creek Butte, the tallest peak, at 9, 106 feet, in the Elkhorn Mountains of Eastern Oregon west of Baker City. (Zach Urness/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Alpine trail in eastern Oregon is a backpackers’ paradise
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Western Rivers Fly Fisher guide Eli Koles checks for risers while floating the emerald waters of the Green River during a recent multi day trip in April of 2013. Utah Bucket List: Catch fish and scenery on the Green River
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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  • Alpenglow shining on the Grand Tetons is reflected in Jenny Lake June 4, 2015, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.  The park offers amazing scenery and hiking opportunities without the crowds of nearby Yellowstone National Park. (Erin Madison/Great Falls Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT Grand Teton National Park offers hiking, beauty in Yellowstone’s shadow
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  • (Brian Maffly  |  Tribune file photo)  
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  • HIKING
    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   
Hikers carefully pick their way down the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park. It's one of the premier hikes in the park which takes the hiker up and a steep rock spine that climbs to a magnificent view of the Virgin River and Zion Canyon below.  The hikes is not for those with fear of heights.  An anchor chain is embedded in the rock in steep places along the trail that hikers can grab onto for safety. Once infamous, Angels Landing trail now a safety success story
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Eden Record, 14, and her dad Justin observe a flock of pelicans at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Friday, April 10, 2015 Books: Scott Sampson hosts a new adventure with ‘How to Raise a Wild Child’
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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. Utah Bucket List: Camping in Devils Garden at Arches National Park
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  • This June 19, 2015, shows a dispersed campground site on the Helena National Forest, near Helena, Mont. Campers have an option known as dispersed camping when campgrounds are full. This is camping where there are no picnic tables, fire rings, potable water or toilets. (Brett French/The Billings Gazette via AP) ‘Dispersed camping’ offers alternative to full campgrounds
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  • Natalie Muth  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mountain bikers pause on  the White Rim trail in Canyonlands in 2013. Utah Bucket List: Biking the White Rim Trail
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  • (Known as one of the darkest places in the country, Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah is a spectacular place to view the night sky. Tourism is the economic foundation of 13 of Utah's 29 counties, including in Garfield County, home of Bryce Canyon. Photo by Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune)   5/15/2004 Utah Bucket List: Embrace the dark side of Bryce Canyon
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Zion National Park ranger Ray O'Neil on the Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park, Tuesday May 5, 2015. Rangers are rescuing average visitors — like you — from the national parks, and it’s expensive
    Editor’s note • This is one in an occasional series of stories about The National Park Service, which will mark 100 years on Aug. 25, 2016 — the anniv...
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  • (Brett Prettyman  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Where in Utah was this photo taken. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book. Where in Utah was this photo taken? Here’s your answer
    Last week, Barbara Rose, of Helper, correctly identified the lizard rock art in Dinosaur National Monument. She wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen ...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rick Green, right, owner of Excursions of the Escalante checks all the safety equipment on John Lamping of Los Altos California before dropping in to a slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Utah Bucket List: Canyoneering Grand Staircase Escalante’s slot canyons
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