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Sen. Hatch set to tour Utah's national parks, rural communities

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:30pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will tour multiple national parks in Utah next week and also visit the San Juan County Bears Ears area, the controversial site of a possible new national monument. Hatch said he wants to stress access to public lands.

Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:47am

Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.

Zion National Park named Utah’s ‘best’ attraction

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

After starting with 64 of Utah’s most popular attractions, a clear winner emerged from our KSL.com poll.

Officials hope to mitigate traffic issues at Utah's national parks over holiday weekend

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:24pm

Large crowds visiting Utah's national parks have created traffic issues at many of the park's entrances. This year, officials have a plan.

Man hikes, skis the highest peak in each county in Utah

Carlos Baquerizo, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:29am

A Utah man recently finishing hiking the 26 different tallest peaks throughout the state.

Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:59pm

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism.

Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:31am

What's the strangest thing you've ever used as a fishing lure? A fisherman in Australia has gained notoriety for catching a salmon with an old, broken iPhone.

Off-track Yellowstone visitors not being pursued

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:43pm

U.S. authorities say they will not try to force four men accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park to return from their homes in Canada for prosecution.

Hit the road: Salt Lake man creates interactive trip planner

Robynn Garfield, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:08pm

With summer heating up, many are looking for outdoor adventure. If you’re planning a road trip, whether you’re looking for a quick day adventure near home or a full-scale vacation on wheels, look no further than John Lyman’s interactive map.

3-day plan to see Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:43am

Utah is home to so many iconic national parks that it can be easy to forget two more world-renowned stops are only a short drive away.

Are you willing to pay a fee to use trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons?

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  May 23rd - 8:58pm

The National Forest Service is proposing a new fee structure for a number of popular trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. The Forest Service said the money collected would help pay for maintenance and improvements of the trails.

Gorgeous mountain views await hikers on Tibble Fork Trail

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  May 23rd - 2:39pm

If you live along the Wasatch Front and need a quick break from the hustle and bustle of civilization, head up American Fork Canyon and hike the Tibble Fork Trail.

Poll final 4: What Utah attraction is best?

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 23rd - 11:45am

The final four brings us a matchup that could be as tough as the championship round: Zion National Park vs. Arches National Park.

Woman hit, killed by car while trying to take photo of an eagle

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  May 21st - 4:30pm

A Texas woman was hit and killed by a car Wednesday as she crossed the road trying to take a photo of an eagle in Yellowstone National Park.

4 great spots to fish during runoff season

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 20th - 11:31am

When the rivers get high and muddy, head to these four great spots to find clear water and willing fish.

Company that manufactures unique tree tents opens store in Ogden

Carlos Baquerizo, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 19th - 11:29am

A London tree tent company looking to expand in their largest market recently added a store in Ogden.

Utah lawmakers pass resolution against proposed Bears Ears national monument

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 18th - 10:32pm

The Utah Legislature told the Obama administration Wednesday in a strongly worded resolution that the state doesn't want a new national monument and is gearing up to fight any attempt to create one.

Poll Elite 8: Which Utah attraction is best?

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 18th - 2:11pm

With KSL.com readers’ help, we officially have our Elite Eight. See what they are and help determine which attractions will make it to the Final Four.

Video: Wild turkey chases Utahn in American Fork Canyon

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  May 18th - 11:34am

A volunteer trying to do some trail maintenance in American Fork Canyon got a little more than he bargained for when he encountered a wild turkey.

Both sides jockeying over possible Bears Ears monument designation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 17th - 7:22pm

The Sutherland Institute released a new video highlighting San Juan County Navajo tribal members opposed to a new national monument. Meanwhile, a pro-monument group released a poll showing 71 percent of Utah registered voters are in favor.