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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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.

Geigerrig Hydration Engine Review

Geigerrig Hydration Engine Pack ReviewThe Geigerrig Hydration system is hands down above all the systems I’ve ever used for all the reasons I just mentioned. The hydration system is superior to any of the traditional hydration systems out there.

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.

Easy Smoked Pork Loin

Easy Smoked Pork LoinAfter experimenting with different cuts and types of meat, the pork loin in my opinion is one of the easiest cuts of meats to smoke in a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker or any other brand of smoker.

Hardware Ranch Wildlife Viewing Area

Hardware Ranch Wildlife Viewing AreaHardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was purchased by the State of Utah in 1945 as a location to operate a winter feeding program for Rocky Mountain Elk.

Exploring the Dugway Geode Beds

Exploring the Dugway Geode BedsOne of the nation’s best places to find geodes is actually right here in Utah. Located in Juab County, you’ll find the Dugway Geode Beds.

Willow Heights / Willow Lake Trail

Willow Heights / Willow Lake TrailThe Willow Heights Trail is located up Big Cottonwood Canyon. From the mouth of the canyon, travel approximately 11.6 miles to the trail head.

Tony Grove Lake - Logan Canyon

Tony Grove Lake - Logan CanyonTony Grove Lake is a very popular summer playground. The lake offers an abundance outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, camping, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh mountain air.

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