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No new national monuments in Utah, Herbert urges Obama

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:34pm

In a letter penned to President Obama on Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged that no new monument designations be made in the state. The letter references the angst still felt in Utah over the last designation in 1996.

Florida man catches 412-pound grouper on paddle board

Nathan Harker  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:16pm

Do you have an incredible fishing tale? Well, this Florida man just topped it.

6 more family-friendly Utah hikes with waterfalls

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:40am

Utah is a hiker's paradise and that includes kid hikers. But, sometimes kids need a little extra motivation to get to the top and what better than a waterfall? Here are 6 kid friendly Utah hikes with waterfalls.

Agencies evaluate Utah's recreation industry in face of overcrowding

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:28pm

Unprecedented lines at Arches National Park. New entrance lanes at state parks like Utah Lake. Utah residents love their recreational opportunities, and so do visitors. A new poll taps residents' views on recreation and how to manage growth.

Yellowstone to clear Soda Butte Creek of nonnative fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:40pm

Before moving ahead with a plan to destroy exotic brook trout in Yellowstone National Park's Soda Butte Creek, fisheries managers will first try to capture native cutthroat trout from the stream to salvage them.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Alta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

Permits required for day-use on 2 roads in Canyonlands

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:34pm

The National Park Service announced Thursday that beginning Sept. 1, permits are required for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park.

Quiz: Do you know these Utah locations?

Gary Sorensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:29am

Have fun taking this travel quiz that is all about Utah. See how much you know about our great state.

Climbing expert shares 10 tips for safe climbing

Spencer Ricks, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:29am

Rock climbing has been gaining popularity over the last several years, but many climbers make mistakes that can mean the difference between life and death, climbing experts say. What can you do to stay safe while climbing?

Park City, Canyons resorts to be merged into largest ski area in US

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:56pm

As they merge two iconic resorts into the largest ski area in the country, Park City Mountain Resort owners are relying on a familiar look and feel to convince skiers there is only one place they want to be this winter.

Mt. Pleasant man sets new state catch-and-release record

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:34pm

A new Utah catch-and-release record for wipers was set in Iron County, coming in at a whopping 26 inches.

Hike volcanoes, go canyoneering in colorful Snow Canyon State Park

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:57am

If you are looking for a diverse landscape with a variety of outdoor activities that are available year-round, Snow Canyon State Park is the place for you.

Biologists post 'selfies' of wild animals found in Zion

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:03pm

Zion National Park biologists use cameras to help monitor the wildlife in the park and recently posted some fun, candid photos of the curious animals.

Easy trail offers access to 2,500-year-old tree, views of Bear Lake

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:30am

The easy path, which is mostly flat and loops back to the parking lot, overlooks Bear Lake and offers stunning views of the canyon. It is perfect for people of all ages and abilities.

Bumper crop of wildflowers brings big crowds to Albion Basin

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:28pm

Utah is known for having the "Greatest Snow on Earth." With a wide range of world-class ski resorts, the wintertime pastime brings millions of dollars to the state. Although ski season may be long gone, there's something else the mountains offer.

Utahns urge proper garbage disposal at Pineview, other outdoor hot spots

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40pm

The Pioneer Day holiday weekend was once again expected to be a busy one at outdoor recreation hot spots around the state, and locals were urging visitors to do their part and properly discard their garbage when they leave.

Does secret meeting mean feds are plotting new Utah national monument?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:28pm

Several top federal officials from Washington quietly attended a "Gathering of the Tribes" in southeastern Utah last weekend. It's the clearest signal yet that the Obama administration may be considering the creation of a huge national monument.

Arches selected for unique national parks ad campaign

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:31am

As part of the ongoing 2015 Find Your Park campaign, the National Park Service launched unique, new ads and Arches National Park is among the featured parks.

Bison attacks woman who was trying to take selfie with it in Yellowstone Park

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:18am

Visitors to Yellowstone Park seem to be having trouble taking in the message that it's not a good idea to get too close to the wild bison that roam the wilderness.

Tips for safe hiking as Zion sees 78% jump in rescue calls

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 5:14pm

Zion National Park reported it has responded to 57 SAR calls so far this year, compared to 32 SAR calls by the same point in 2014. Officials shared basic tips for hikers to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.