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Free entrance days announced for national parks for 2017

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:14pm

If you love exploring the outdoors at a cheaper rate, then mark your calendar for next year. The National Park Service recently announced the days in 2017 when entrance fees to all the national parks are waived.

Overcome cabin fever by staying in one of Utah's guard stations

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:29am

If you're looking for an inexpensive getaway this winter and would rather rough it in a historic cabin, you might want to reserve a few nights at a historic guard station. Here are four that are open during the winter moths.

Park service proposing changes at Zion's south entrance

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:54pm

Zion National Park is proposing to redesign the South Entrance Monument Site and adjacent parking area to enhance the visitor experience, boost public safety and relieve traffic congestion. The monument site is a favorite backdrop for photos.

4 awesome places to go winter camping in Utah

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:29am

Winter camping is fun and enjoyable if you know what you're doing. At these four locations, however, the experience goes to a whole new level.

New app allows locals to track amount of fresh powder skied

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:41pm

Ski Utah has teamed up with SNOCRU to roll out an exciting new feature on its mobile app. Keep reading to find out more about the app's new powder tracking feature.

5 ways for the winter hater to enjoy the cold season in Utah

Lindy Phippen Smith, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:39pm

If you are dreading the cold months ahead, consider implementing just one of these five tips and you'll discover winter can be another Utah season to fall in love with.

Video shows epic battle between rival bucks

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 10:19am

A new video shows how brutal it can get when mule deer fight during the rut.

Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 4:40pm

Ski resorts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been forced to delay opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or have few ski runs open because unseasonably warm weather limited their ability to produce man-made snow.

5 Utah hot springs that will keep you warm this winter

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 12:12pm

With winter weather quickly approaching, we have brought you five natural hot springs that will keep you warm.

Why you should visit Utah's national parks in the winter

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 11:29am

It's hard to find a good family activity in the winter that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling are all fun, but a much cheaper option exists — taking in the unparalleled beauty of Utah's national parks.

Video shows hunter’s close encounter with red stag

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 11:29am

Witnessing a buck red stag running at full speed is definitely awe-inspiring. Or, in the case of this hunter, a little terrifying.

3 great spots for end-of-fall fly fishing

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 11:16am

After the first snowstorm of the year, the fall fly fishing season is going fast. But there's still time to catch hot fishing at these Utah waters where the fishing really is off the hook.

Thanksgiving races across the state

Lindy Phippen Smith, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 17th - 11:22am

Make your local Turkey Trot a new Thanksgiving family tradition.

Video shows deer chasing bobcat through backyard

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 16th - 11:29am

Bobcats can be scrappy predators. But as this video proves, they're sometimes no match for an angry deer.

Video shows salmon swimming across flooded road in Washington

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 15th - 11:59am

Why did the salmon cross the road? In the case of this video from the Northwest, it appears that they have spawning on the mind.

Utah ski resorts offering backcountry-type opportunities

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 15th - 8:40am

Utah resorts still want skiers and snowboarders to come enjoy their groomed slopes and high-speed lifts this season, but they're also offering expanded options for people who want to get a taste of the backcountry without the risk of going alone.

Have You Seen This? Slot canyon hikers encounter spider nest

Angie Treasure, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 14th - 2:23pm

I just keep finding these spider videos that I can’t seem to look away from. I don’t know whether to apologize or say, “You’re welcome.”

Utah team designs plasma lighter to safely start fires in windy conditions

Natalie Crofts, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 14th - 11:31am

If you’ve ever struggled to start a fire in less-than-ideal conditions, a Utah team’s new plasma lighter could make things easier.

‘Otherworldly landscapes’ highlighted in Utah geology calendar

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Nov 11th - 1:09pm

The 11th edition of the Calendar of Utah Geology has been released and showcases some breathtaking photos of Utah’s amazing outdoors.

Jobs quadruple at Utah ski resorts during winter, officials say

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Nov 10th - 11:56am

While Utah’s ski resorts offer a fun, recreational getaway for many locals, they also offer a variety of seasonal jobs during ski season.