Utah Outdoor Activities - Archived Stories
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.
Just before you enter the town of Genola Utah, you may notice a castle like colorful concrete structure perched up on the hill side. This strange looking structure is colorful because of the layers and layers of spray paint put on by the countless graffiti artists over many years.
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.
The hike to Long Lake begins in the Crystal Lake parking area. The first half mile of the trail starts out with slight elevation gain and provides views through the pines of Crystal Lake.
For some time now there has been talk about a beautiful family destination just off the Mirror Lake highway called the Provo River Falls. It is said to be a series of waterfalls on the Upper Provo River and one of the most popular stops along the way to Mirror Lake and beyond.
When it comes to backpacking what will determine your backpacking destination, length of stay, comfort, safety, and overall backpacking experience are the essentials you can carry.
October is the time for ghosts, goblins, ghouls, haunted houses, and yes corn mazes. This directory was created to provide you more information on Utah Corn Mazes, pumpkin patches, and other Halloween festivities, so you too can load up the family and enjoy the many fun filled fall outdoor activities.