Welcome To Utah Outdoor Activities
Utah is an endless resource for outdoor enthusiasts. 80% of the state is set aside for public use. From red rock gorges as low as 3000 feet to peaks as high as 13,000 feet, you can discover the outdoors at all extremes. Within minutes of Utah's metropolitan areas you can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the great outdoors. Utah Outdoor Activities is designed to be your online resource to the Utah outdoors. You can explore activities such as camping, hiking trails, rock hounding, fishing, ATV trails, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding and more.
About 75 miles southwest of Salt Lake City lay the remnants of one of the state’s most unique ghost towns. Iosepa (pronounced Yo-see-pa) was named after Mormon founder Joseph Smith and a later church leader named Joseph F. Smith.
Native American rock art can be found throughout Utah. In fact, Utah is home to hundreds of thousands of individual examples of rock art. Many of the state’s most acclaimed sites are found in southern Utah, with popular locations, including Cedar Mesa, Sego Canyon and Indian Creek Canyon.
With spring here and summer just around the corner, it is time to get outside to enjoy some nice hikes. Here is a list of 10 family / kid friendly Utah hiking trails you may enjoy on your next outdoor adventure.
Moab most likely got its name from one of two places. Some historians believe that the town’s first postmaster chose the name because of its geographical similarities to the biblical city of Moab. Another theory is that the name comes from a Paiute word “moapa,” which means mosquito.
Zion National Park is world-renowned for its stunning scenery and claustrophobia-inducing slot canyons. But prior to becoming Utah’s first national park in 1919, it was rarely visited because of its remote location. The roads were awful and few automobiles could make it.
Moab, Utah first come, first serve campgrounds, and primitive camping areas.
Because Utah’s history was often intertwined with the boom/bust mining industry, it’s unsurprising that our state has lots of ghost towns. These sites range from streets lined with buildings to lonely outposts, but they all offer opportunities to connect with the past in a special way.
When Snow Canyon State Park was created in 1959, it was actually known as Dixie State Park. The name was later changed to Snow Canyon in honor of Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, two early Utah leaders with St. George ties. What never changes is the year-round opportunity for fun within the park.
Few places on this planet can compare to the pristine beauty that defines Lower Calf Creek Falls. When you picture a desert oasis, this is the place that springs to mind.