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Bureau of Land Management buys land near Utah national trail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:19pm

The Bureau of Land Management has acquired 231 acres (935,000 square meters) from a private property owner near the Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail.

Rare video shows mountain lion take down deer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:55pm

A trail camera in California captured footage of a mountain lion taking down a deer. And the speed of the attack is stunning.

Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:31am

Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you see what you think is your dog’s rope toy on the ground. You reach down to pick it up, but it isn't a toy. It’s a rattlesnake.

5 helpful ways to use your GPS during your summer adventures

Emily Long, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:01pm

GPS has many amazing applications ranging from general mapping and navigation on your smartphone to specific, purpose-built devices designed to locate valuables and monitor vehicle fleets. Here are five additional ways to use your GPS tracker.

Utah continues to monitor effects of massive Gold King Mine spill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 8:08pm

Just a couple months shy of the two-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill in neighboring Colorado, Utah continues to monitor the effects of the deposit of 540 tons of heavy metals that found their way to to the San Juan River and Lake Powell.

10 tips to help you prepare for your best camping trip

Emily Long, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 1:01pm

Even if basic outdoor safety is second nature and your car is packed to the brim with gear, there are a few things you need to know before you head out for your weekend camping trip in Utah.

Video shows man's close encounter with aggressive Utah mountain goat

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 11:27am

A trail runner learned the importance of keeping your distance from wildlife after he encountered a seemingly harmless mountain goat on Mount Timpanogos Sunday.

Big bass catch at Newcastle Reservoir nets state record for woman

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 6:28pm

Two young women exceeded the state record for biggest catch of hybrid striped bass, or wiper, recently in Iron County, with one earning bragging rights to the title.

5 tips for landing big fish on a fly rod

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 1:01pm

Hooking big fish on a fly rod is easy — it's landing them that's hard. Here are five tips to help you keep the big one from getting away next time.

Increasing number of visitors flock to American Fork Canyon

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jun 17th - 5:29pm

Levi Dean and his family love to get away from it all from time to time. To do so, they hit the dirt roads in American Fork Canyon as often as possible. The only problem is, it seems like everybody else has discovered their favorite spot.

6 of the most scenic paved bike paths in Utah

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 1:39pm

Paved bike paths are popping up all over the state providing bikers, walkers and runners a way to experience the outdoors away from traffic. Here are some of the most scenic.

Utah Wildlife Board approves single statewide pheasant hunt for fall, 2 other changes  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 1:01pm

Hunters will have an easier time knowing when Utah’s pheasant hunt begins and ends after the Utah Wildlife Board recently approved a statewide pheasant hunt for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Bear activity closes several campsites in Maple Canyon

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 6:01pm

Utah wildlife managers are reminding people about bear-safe camping after one popular area in Sanpete County had to be closed because a bear keeps returning to the area foraging for discarded food.

Parking fees coming to Pineview Reservoir lots in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 2:31pm

A new sign at Windsurfer Beach in Utah is warning residents that parking in paved lots around Pineview Reservoir will no longer be free.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best hiking trail?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 11:59am

While Tuesday is rainy and cold, temperatures are expected to bounce back later this week, giving us all that nice, summer hiking weather.

Have You Seen This? Flyboarder rescues flipped catamaran

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 1:15pm

It’s hard to right a tipped catamaran by yourself, so it’s extra handy when a man flying with water is close by to help.

Wild Rose Trail offers scenic, family-friendly outing

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 11:36am

Hiking with young children is not always easy, but one hiking trail in Davis County offers all that you may need to get outdoors as a family.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best mountain?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 9th - 11:59am

Utah is full of outdoor recreation: From skiing to mountain biking to hiking, many of these activities include the Beehive State’s mountain ranges. Which led us to ask the question: Which mountain peak is Utahns’ favorite?

Fish for free throughout Utah on Saturday  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 2:21pm

Anglers, rejoice! The best fishing day of the year is almost upon us— fishing is free throughout Utah on Saturday.

Popular Tibble Fork Reservoir open after year of construction

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 8:37pm

Surrounded by the scenic vistas in American Fork Canyon, Tibble Fork Reservoir is once again full after a $7 million project to rebuild the dam that was originally built in 1966.