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.

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Exploring Cedar Breaks

Exploring Cedar BreaksWith an elevation of over 10,000 feet the Cedar Breaks National Monument offers not only the red rock beauty of southern Utah, but also the beauty of a high elevation forest. Lined along the rim of the "half-mile deep geologic amphitheater" you will discover bristlecone pines, aspens, and beautiful high mountain meadows.

Alpine Pond Trail Cedar Breaks

Alpine Pond Trail Cedar BreaksHiking in the Cedar Breaks National Monument is one way to enjoy the uniqueness of this park. Most of the hikes in the monument provide views of the 3-mile wide amphitheater. The Alpine Pond Trail is a 2.2-mile loop that makes its way through meadows, aspens, pines, and connects with two different parking areas.

Searching for Native American Rock Art

Searching for Native American Rock ArtIn this video I spend the day searching for Native American Rock Art on the west side of Utah Lake. As I hiked around avoiding the very large spiders, I did manage to find a few rocks that had what I believe were Native American writings. Finding the rock art was not easy with an untrained eye, but I took my time enjoying the experience and it paid off.

Wall Lake Uinta Mountains

Utah Spiral JettyIn this outdoor activity, I take a hike to Wall Lake in the Uinta Mountains. The trail head begins in the Crystal Lake parking lot, which is one of many trails in this area. The hike to Wall Lake is 2.5 miles round trip with little elevation gain.

Utah Spiral Jetty

Utah Spiral JettySecluded and unique is one way to describe the Spiral Jetty which is located at Rozel Point on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Back in 1970 Robert Smithson chose this area because of its ecological and geological properties.

Golden Spike National Historic Site

A visit to Golden Spike today offers a Museum where the tools and artifacts of the railroads construction are on display, and of course you don't want to miss the two working replicas of the 1860's locomotives 'Jupiter' and '119'.

Hiking Season Preparedness

Hiking Season PreparednessAre you physically prepared for this hiking season? If you hike or stay very active year round, then this article may not be for you. However, if you're one of those winter hibernators and the warm weather has you looking forward to the first hike of the season, then you may want to continue reading.

Smoked Trout Dip Recipe

Smoked Trout Dip RecipeSmoked trout can be added to several different things, such as a salad or eaten as is. You can also use it to make a yummy smoked trout dip. Now if you don’t smoke your own fish, you can purchase smoked Salmon from to store and it will work with this recipe as well. This dip is a great for parties, family get togethers, or an everyday snack.

Smoked Trout in a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

Smoked Trout in a Masterbuilt Electric SmokerWith most smoked trout recipes the first step is to brine the fish. The purpose of a brine is to not only add some flavor to the fish, but it also helps keep the fish from drying out during the cooking process. In this recipe instead of using a traditional salt and water brine, I’m going to use more of a marinade that contains only three ingredients.

How to use the ViperSharp System

How to use the ViperSharp SystemIn this article we are going to talk about how to fix that dull knife using the ViperSharp knife sharpening system. You are less likely to cut yourself if your knife is sharp. A sharp knife stands less a chance of slipping off the surface of whatever it is your cutting and it takes less effort and force than a dull knife.

ViperSharp Assembling the System

ViperSharp Assembling the SystemBecause so much thought went into designing this system the setup process is quick, easy, and only requires a few parts. As mentioned in the previous article the basic system includes a hard cutting board style plastic base with the option to upgrade to a heavy stone base.

ViperSharp Knife Sharpening System

ViperSharp Knife Sharpening SystemWe are very fortunate in Utah to have so many different ways that we can enjoy the great outdoors. We are equally fortunate to have so many local based companies producing some amazing outdoor products. Today we want to share just one product that has taken the guess work out of keeping your knives sharp and ready for their next outdoor use.

Rockport Reservoir Success and a FAIL!

Hey guys in this video you will see me struggling a little bit, but instead of cutting out the footage I kept it in to show you I’m real and stuff happens. Anyway, I also caught a few nice fat healthy rainbow trout and it was a great day on Rockport Reservoir.

Sanpete Marinade Chicken/Turkey

Geigerrig Hydration Engine Pack ReviewThe Sanpete Marinade for chicken or turkey is one of our favorite spring and summer time recipes. This well known Utah recipe turns an ordinary chicken breast into a tasty, tender, juicy piece of meat everyone will enjoy.

Places to Snowshoe in Utah

Places to Snowshoe in UtahWhen you think winter in Utah, most people think skiing at one of Utah’s 13 world class ski resorts. However, for those searching for a more affordable way to enjoy the “Greatest Snow on Earth” we recommend Snowshoeing.

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