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Utahns go Jeeping, explore gorgeous slot canyons

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:36am

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it each Thursday to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.

Arches National Park seeks public's help finding rock graffiti vandals

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:52pm

Arches National Park is seeking the public’s help in finding who is responsible for vandalizing one of the park’s rocks with graffiti.

Fishing heats up at Lake Powell

Ray Grass, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 11:56am

Spring is one of the best times to fish Lake Powell, one of the two most popular fishing spots in Utah. Anglers can go after a range of species, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass and walleye.

Timpanogos Cave to get new visitor center after 25 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 9:30am

The Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork will be getting a new visitor center to replace the one destroyed by a fire 25 years ago.

Florida to host competition to kill invasive lionfish

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 11:45am

Have you ever wanted to earn the title of Florida’s lionfish king or queen? Have you ever wanted to win a lifetime fishing license or get the opportunity to name a reef? These are just a couple of prizes up for grabs in Florida's new competition.

Dark skies: 'Half the park is after dark'

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 10:20pm

If you live in an urban area you may have never seen the Milky Way — really seen it, that is —in all its glory. Rural Utah, though, is blessed with exceptionally dark skies, and many sky watchers hope to keep it that way.

Utah's 'big' Thunder Mountain: A classic hiking, biking and equestrian trail

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 11:36am

Whether hiking, biking, or riding horseback, Utah's Thunder Mountain has something for everyone.

Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Apr 24th - 11:48am

Utah public lands management is a fiery topic of controversy of late, but the quiet work of state and federal agencies to boost sagebrush health and improve habitat for an imperiled species of bird in Tooele County demonstrates consensus is possible.

Video: Woman pets wild bison in Yellowstone National Park

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 1:06pm

In recent days, videos have emerged of a visitor to Yellowstone National Park petting a bison near Old Faithful, raising concerns to warn visitors about the dangers of approaching wildlife.

Catch 4 native Utah cutthroat trout, earn medallion in new fishing slam

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 10:58am

A unique partnership between the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited provides Utah anglers with a unique opportunity to learn more about Utah's native trout species.

Utah mountain biking trails featured in Red Bull mobile game

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 11:58am

Utah is known for its great outdoors and some of its mountain biking trails are now featured in a cellphone game created by Red Bull Media House.

Utah to take stand against proposed Bears Ears National Monument, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 5:58pm

Public testimony over a proposed new national monument in San Juan County ignited testy exchanges Wednesday between Republican and Democratic state lawmakers on a public lands committee.

Video: Tiny snowboarder catches air, rides rails

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 3:56pm

A 4-year-old from Sandy already has more snowboarding skills than many of us ever will.

SLC man hikes, skis entire 210-mile Wasatch Mountain Range

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 2:29pm

A local ski guide decided to put his skills to the test by skiing and hiking the entire length of Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range.

Release yellow perch, crappie caught in Red Fleet Reservoir, DWR says

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 19th - 12:13pm

In an effort to rebuild the fishery at Red Fleet Reservoir, Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking anglers to immediately release any yellow perch and crappie caught there until July 1.

Hiking to the ‘Living Room’ of SLC

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 18th - 12:12pm

If you are looking for a quick escape from downtown and an exceptional view of the Salt Lake Valley, the “Living Room” hike has you covered.

Free entry to national parks this week

Katia Hetter, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 5:41pm

Want to wander through Yellowstone, hike down into the Grand Canyon or spot alligators in the Everglades?

Great sand dunes once again attract popular WORCS Race to Sand Hollow

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 2:38pm

Sand Hollow State Park is a popular retreat for locals and tourists alike due to its warm weather and nice sandy shoreline. It has also caught the attention of the WORCS circuit race, and this weekend, the event will be held at the park.

Video: Baby deer trapped in mud rescued by excavator operator

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 14th - 11:35am

A heartwarming video is making the rounds on YouTube, and the video’s main characters have to be among the most unlikely pairs of all time: a fawn and a hydraulic excavator.

Entire 3,900-foot zip line to open at Deer Creek in May

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 12:34pm

After part of the zip line opened last October, the remainder of the nearly 4,000-foot zip line will open at Deer Creek State Park just in time for summer.