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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.

Despite depressing name, Starvation State Park a great place to visit

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:47am

Named after local folklore of the hardship of early settlers in the area, Starvation State Park is now a recreational destination that offers a variety of activities.

Boredom busters: 10 classic outdoor summer activities for kids

Rebecca Rode, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:09am

Summer is in full swing, and some parents are desperately already counting the days until school starts. But this summer won't be complete until the kids have experienced these 10 classic outdoor summer activities.

Have solution for congested parking at Arches, Canyonlands? Share it

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 10:16pm

The National Park Service has proposed solutions to the traffic congestion and overcrowded parking at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and is asking for the public's feedback.

Man takes 70K still photos in 15 states for epic time-lapse video

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 3:28pm

A California police officer took a five-week journey over 15 states, including Utah, taking 70,000 still photos for a storm-based, time-lapse video.

What to do/not do when encountering wild animals in Utah

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 11:29am

Many Utahns may be heading to the outdoors for camping and hiking during the Pioneer Day weekend. During these excursions, you may encounter some of Utah's wildlife. Here are some tips to help you and the animal avoid getting hurt.

Explore your own backyard: 4 exciting things to do in Box Elder County

Box Elder County  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 9:00pm

Not very familiar with Box Elder County? You may be surprised at the fun waiting to happen there.

Provo man creates non-clipping, magnetic bike pedals

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 4:14pm

After several painful accidents with clip-in bicycle pedals, a Provo man decided to create magnetic pedals that he feels will be safer and easier for mountain bikers.

For a lakeside picnic, hike to Desolation Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 11:31am

In this warm weather, it's a nice time to pack a sandwich and head up to Desolation Lake for a picnic lakeside.

3 ATV videos that'll make you want to drop everything and ride

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 10:00am

Even if you're not an ATV junkie these videos will make you wish you were riding now.

Quiz: How much do you know about destinations in Australia?

Gary Sorensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 11:51am

Test your knowledge about traveling down under to the amazing country of Australia with this fun travel quiz.

BLM moves to end walk-in permits for the Wave, change fees

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 6:12pm

The walk-in lottery to obtain last-minute permits to the Wave could soon come to an end. A new proposal from the BLM would move all permits for Coyote Buttes North, which includes the Wave, to an all-online system at recreation.gov.

Lehi resident, former Utahn medal at World Fly Fishing Championship

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 11:20am

An Oregon man who grew up in Utah won the bronze medal at the World Fly Fishing Championship while his team, including a Lehi man, took home the silver.

See dinosaur tracks, sleep in teepees at Red Fleet State Park

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 11:53am

Often referred to as "Little Lake Powell," Red Fleet State Park offers a variety of activities with its warm-water reservoir and more than 200 dinosaur tracks.