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3 great high-country backpacking trips to go on this summer

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:32pm

Utah's high country is only accessible for a short window each year, due to snow. Deciding where to adventure can be tough, given the limited time. So we'll help you narrow down your summer backpacking decision.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway reopens, some trails still closed after flooding

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:39pm

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway has reopened after several days of closures due to heavy rain and storm damage in Zion National Park.

More flash flooding forces trail closures at Zion National Park, 3 small wildfires spark

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:21pm

All of Zion National Park was under a flash flood warning until Thursday night, officials said.

Avid Utah hiker shares precautions to protect against heat exhaustion, heat stroke

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 12th - 6:27pm

It’s easy to get outside on a long summer day, but if you’re not prepared, spending too much time outside could lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Section of popular mountain bike trail reopens in area affected by 2017 wildfire

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:03pm

Brian Head town officials say a section of a popular mountain biking trail closed since a massive 2017 wildfire in southern Utah has reopened.

Rep. Mia Love, former Democratic opponent, promote outdoor recreation impacts on business

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:38pm

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, joined Doug Owens, her two-time Democratic opponent in the 4th Congressional District, to tout a new study Monday showing the importance of outdoor recreational opportunities to Utah businesses.

Zion National Park trail reopens days after 2 rock falls

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:32pm

A Zion National Park trail reopened Thursday after two rock falls closed it earlier this week.

Zion National Park trail remains closed after 2nd rock fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 10:52am

A trail at Utah's Zion National Park remains closed after a second rock fall occurred in the area in two days.

Zion National Park trail closed after rock fall

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:59am

A Zion National Park trail remains closed Tuesday after a rock fall occurred in a 45-foot section of the trail where hikers are required to hold onto chains, park officials said.

Hiking off-trail, vandalism on the rise at Snow Canyon State Park with increasing visitation

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:40am

Zion National Park isn’t the only place that’s been dealing with an increase in visitors in recent years. While more people are enjoying the sights of Snow Canyon State Park these days, the increasing visitation has also come with a notable challenge — hikers making their own paths.

Utah's remote, dazzling spectacle of art shines 2 days each year

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 7:47am

It happens two days a year at one of the most remote places in Utah. On the longest day of the year in summer — or the shortest day in winter — crowds are in place before dawn, waiting for a unique spectacle.

Grotto Falls offers refreshing, family-friendly hike

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:46pm

During the scorching summer heat, sometimes you just need to find a cool canyon to escape to, complete with a refreshing waterfall at the end.

Man who survived fall, avalanche on Idaho's tallest mountain describes harrowing experience

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:33pm

Idaho resident Hao Yan shared the harrowing moments he experienced when he fell from Mount Borah, Idaho's tallest mountain, and triggered an avalanche.

Products to help with biking safety, maintenance

Kory Pitcher, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 29th - 5:15pm

Be safe, be seen and freshen up your bike for riding this summer.

Lincoln Beach, Marina closed at Utah Lake due to algal blooms

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 29th - 2:56pm

Lincoln Beach and Marina at Utah Lake is officially closed due to algal blooms, public health officials announced Friday.

How to eat healthy when hiking or camping

Suzanne Lewis, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 28th - 8:37pm

Whether you roam nearby for a day hike or venture out on an overnight camping trip, food is an important part of making the most of any outdoor adventure.

Utah first state to be named 3-star destination by international travel guide

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 28th - 7:01pm

Utah is a top destination to visit, according to the publishers of the Michelin Guide for travelers. In fact, it’s the very first state to receive a three-star rating from the organization.

Digging for treasures on Saltair ground is illegal, but hobbyists argue for it

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 27th - 3:31pm

Should people be allowed to dig on Utah’s state lands? That’s the question some state residents are asking after Utah Division of State History officials brought up a giant hole found on the old Saltair land.

Looking for a short waterfall hike? Donut Falls has you covered

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Jun 27th - 12:30pm

If you want to escape the city for an afternoon of refreshing outdoor recreation that also causes you to crave a delicious sugary treat, Donut Falls is the hike for you.

7 of Utah's greatest natural wonders

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:27pm

Discover some of Utah's most wondrous natural features, and what can be done to preserve them.