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Mexican Hat: small town is a gateway to some big natural sights

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | July 22, 2021, 8:29 p.m.

(Paighten Harkins|The Salt Lake Tribune ) The view of Mount Olympus from the top of Grandeur Peak on May 9, 2021.

Trib Trails, Beginner Peaks: Grandeur Peak

By Paighten Harkins | July 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Kim Woodbury) Kim Petersen, left, and Kim Woodbury hold a sign displaying the names of all 246 Utah cities they visited between May 2016 and October 2018. Salt Lake City was their final stop.

Two friends decided to visit every city in Utah. Here’s how they did it.

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | July 22, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

(Paighten Harkins | The Salt Lake Tribune) Major the dog rests on the trail on the way to Sardine Peak.

Trib Trails, Beginner Peaks: A mellow ascent gets you spectacular views (near) the top of Sardine Peak

By Paighten Harkins | July 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Paighten Harkins|The Salt Lake Tribune) The view of Avenues Twin Peaks after you ascend the initial climb from the trailhead. These peaks are the first in a series The Tribune is writing on easier peaks to summit in Utah.

Trib Trails, Beginner Peaks: Avenues Twin Peaks about as easy as it gets for wannabe peak baggers

By Paighten Harkins | July 3, 2021, 9:53 p.m.

(Leia Larsen | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ryan Lauck rolls over the Paper Airplane sculpture at Powder Mountain on June 8, 2021.

Trib Trails: Looking for a sky-high hike? Paper Airplane is waiting in the wings.

By Leia Larsen | June 25, 2021, 4:10 p.m.

(Utah Historical Society) This photo of Gregory Natural Bridge was taken by Al Watkins Morton in the 1940s.

150 Things: As Lake Powell’s waterline recedes, Gregory Natural Bridge rises

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | July 22, 2021, 8:24 p.m.

(Matthew Norton)
Lehi's James Lawrence, aka the Iron Cowboy, gets bodywork done in his home after completing an iron-distance triathlon. On June 8, 2021, Lawrence capped his Conquer 100 challenge in which he completed 100 iron-distance triathlons in 100 days.

Health problems for ultra athletes could go beyond blisters, black toenails and knee pain

By Julie Jag | June 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Boyds' Bench on the Willow Heights hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, seen on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, has views of Arnold Peak and Gobblers Knob and has a book to sign that's kept in the box on the back of the bench.

Trib Trails: Beat the heat by hiking to Boyds’ Bench in Big Cottonwood Canyon

By Julie Jag | June 18, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Zac Beveridge skis with 3-year-old Finley on opening day at Park City, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Utah’s ski resorts really did see more skiers and snowboarders last season

By Julie Jag | June 15, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

(Kaitlyn Bancroft | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Mayor's Loop trail and several other trails that connect to it are popular places in St. George, Utah to walk, jog or bike.

The best way to explore the beauty of St. George? Hit the Mayor’s Loop

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | July 22, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The hike along the West section of the Mormon Pioneer Trail from Affleck Park to Big Mountain Pass offers canyon views, numerous wildflowers, ample shade and requires a will to share the trail due to its popularity with mountain bikers.

Mormon Pioneer Trail is a hike straight out of history

By Julie Jag | June 4, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Anthony L. Solis)
Lisa Falls is a beautiful, almost synthetic-looking spill just a .3-mile round-trip hike up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Trib Trails waterfall collection: At Lisa Falls, just few steps lead to a magical world

By Julie Jag | May 28, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The sun rises over the waterfalls edge as visitors take visit Battle Creek Falls near Pleasant Grove on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Trib Trails, waterfall collection: Battle Creek Trail falls offer distraction from quad-burning hike

By Julie Jag | May 28, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lower Mount Timpanogos Falls ushers in spring growth on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Trib Trails, waterfall collection: Mount Timpanogos Falls hike stretches the legs, imagination

By Julie Jag | May 28, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Anthony L. Solis) | Bright yellow balsamroot flowers speckle the foothills around which winds the Wild Rose Loop Trail in North Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Wild Rose Trail the sweetest hike in North Salt Lake

By Julie Jag | May 24, 2021, 4:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Avenues Ridgeline Trail is a new trail (combining parts of old trails + some totally new) with sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley from the “summit.” The highlights of the trail right now are beautiful yellow leafy arnica, which are everywhere, along with Missouri milkvetch. Though numerous variations exist It's about 3 miles long and not too difficult except for a couple short, steep climbs. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, running and nature trips May 12, 2021.

Why you should check out the new Avenues Ridgeline loop trail

By Julie Jag | May 16, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

(Erik Petersen | Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP) This undated file photo shows the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Mont.

Don’t eat the Yellowstone snow: Elite ski resort aims to turn sewage into powder

By Justin Franz | Kaiser Health News | May 12, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Water flows from the 305-foot Malan Falls in Waterfall Canyon from 29th Street Trailhead in Ogden, on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Trib Trails: Waterfall Canyon Trail rises to the occasion

By Julie Jag | May 7, 2021, 5:34 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers ride a lift at Solitude on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Solitude is one of the full-access resorts on the Ikon Pass, which is popular in Utah.

A guide to picking the perfect ski or snowboard season pass for Utah

By Julie Jag | May 14, 2021, 5:08 p.m.

(Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sundial Peak overlooks Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Neither snow nor sun keeps hikers from enjoying the beauty of one of the most iconic hikes on the Wasatch Front.

The most iconic hike on the Wasatch Front shines in all seasons

By Julie Jag | April 29, 2021, 6:54 p.m.

(Amangiri) This month, Amangiri — a 600-acre, five-star luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah — opened a 200-foot-long steel staircase as part of its via ferrata hiking systems.

This southern Utah luxury resort has built a steel staircase 400 feet off the ground

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 28, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Two miles outside Coalville in Summit County, Echo Reservoir is soon to be added to Utah's network of 43 state-managed parks, to be dubbed Echo State Park.

Utah is getting a new state park — Echo Reservoir

By Brian Maffly | February 2, 2018, 4:27 p.m.