Utah Outdoor Activities - Archived Stories
Hardware 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.
One 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. Geodes are roundish, hollow rocks (usually three inches or less in diameter) that are lined with small crystals inside. Once cracked open, their sparkly interior will be on full display.
The Willow Heights Trail is located up Big Cottonwood Canyon. From the mouth of the canyon, travel approximately 11.6 miles to the trail head. Once you pass the Silver Fork Lodge look for a curve warning sign located on the left side of the canyon road. The trail begins just to the left of this sign.
Tony 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.
Approximately 50 million years ago a large ancient lake called Fossil Lake covered a portion of southwestern Wyoming, eastern Utah, and southwestern Idaho. Fossil Lake was home to many different species of fish, snails, reptiles, insects, plants, and mammals.
Known as one of the most popular trails in Logan Canyon, the Wind Cave Hiking trail is located approximately 5.3 miles up the canyon across from the Guinavah Campground. This family friendly hike offers beautiful views with the highlight of the trail being the natural cave.
Ranked one of the most popular trails in Ogden, the Waterfall Canyon trail begins at the top of 29th St. The trail head is called the 29th street trail head and is the access point to a series of marked trails including the Bonneville Shoreline trail.
Utah Lake was once a renowned trout fishery with crystal clear waters. And although it’s had a bit of a rough history, there are now lots of great activities you can do at the lake. Here’s a brief recap of the lake’s history, plus a guide to enjoying its many offerings.
Vernon Reservoir is located in Utah’s west desert and was created to catch water for irrigation purposes. Being that the main purpose of this reservoir is to provide irrigation water for the farmers in the area, many may think Vernon has nothing to offer.
This 40,000 acre park is home to beautiful red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone that were formed by ancient sand dunes dating back to the Jurassic period. The Basketmaker culture were the first people to occupy this area some 2,500 years ago.
In a fascinating part of the country that boasts archaeological wonders like Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, Utah’s Hovenweep National Monument holds its own as one of the best places to explore the rich history of the southwest.
Spring is here and with the warmer temperatures comes the desire to get outdoors. With this desire comes a danger, a danger that displays mother natures true force... spring runoff.
When most people think of geysers, they immediately associate the word with Yellowstone National Park. This is unsurprising because the park is home to thousands of geothermal features and hundreds of active geysers.
The Soda Springs Captive Geyser was accidentally created by man. This is not a natural geyser like those found in Yellowstone National Park; nonetheless, this geyser is unique and has some great history tied to it as well.
Utah has more than 30 yurts available for rent and winter is one of the most enjoyable times to stay in them. These yurts are scattered throughout the state, with the largest concentration being in the Uintah Mountains.
Did you know St. George enjoys about 300 sunny days a year? Even in the midst of wintry December days, the average temperature is above 40 degrees. Think of what that kind of sunniness and warmth could do for your outdoor adventures.
If Forrest Fenn is telling the truth, there’s a treasure worth millions of dollars somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. And many people believe the loot is somewhere in close proximity to Utah.