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Review: 7 outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:05pm

As summer slowly fades away, there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Here’s a quick look at a handful of outdoor products that might be worth checking out before your next trip.

Timpanogos Cave to close on Labor Day due to construction on new visitor center

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:08am

Timpanogos Cave National Monument will close several weeks early this year to allow construction to begin on a new visitor center.

‘The last straw': Canyonlands park staff close popular False Kiva over latest vandalism incident

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:01pm

False Kiva is a popular hiking and photography spot at Canyonlands National Park, but park officials have dealt with vandalism for years. After a mid-July vandalism case, they closed the kiva and it's unclear when it will reopen.

Lincoln Beach in Spanish Fork closed again due to algal bloom

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:41pm

Lincoln Beach and Marina at Utah Lake has been closed again due to “very high” levels of cyanobacteria found in the water, officials said Wednesday.

Wildfire updates: Fire in Sanpete County fully contained; Southern Utah sees hail, flash flooding

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 11th - 11:04pm

There were at least nine active wildfires burning throughout Utah as of Saturday, according to Utah Wildfire Info.

10 last-minute camping spots to celebrate National S'Mores Day

Joel Racker, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 9th - 2:45pm

Friday is National S'Mores Day, so take advantage of these open campsites in Utah to celebrate the day.

All of Utah Lake placed under warning due to algal bloom

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 8th - 3:50pm

Health officials are warning people to keep themselves and their pets out of Utah Lake due to a harmful algal bloom found in the water.

5 local vacation ideas before school starts

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:52pm

With school starting soon in Utah, the chance for a last-minute summer vacation is dwindling. Luckily, these five spots are accessible, fun and will offer a nice, end-of-summer getaway.

Visiting Zion? Be on the lookout for lovelorn tarantulas

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 8th - 11:44am

It's mating season for tarantulas so the males are out and about at Zion National Park. Park officials say they are a rare sight and are docile creatures. Their venom is considered non toxic to humans but give them wide berth if visiting the park.

Zion Forever Project releases plans for protecting, improving southern Utah parks

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 7th - 1:38pm

The Zion National Park Forever Project’s centennial edition of the 2019 Field Guide to Forever Projects was released July 25, outlining the goals the program has for “protecting forever, improving today and informing tomorrow.”

Wasatch canyons controversy heats up over possible federal designation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 11:17am

Dozens of residents, some bearing signs of protest, turned out Monday for a Central Wasatch Commission meeting to give their input on a possible federal designation for the central Wasatch mountains. The designation involves more than 80,000 acres.

Zion re-opens climbing routes after falcon nesting season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 11:15am

Zion National Park in Utah has reopened popular rock-climbing routes after peregrine falcons finished their nesting season on the cliffs.

Fishing slams for anglers in Utah

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 1st - 2:00pm

Utah presents trout anglers with the opportunity to be recognized for their accomplishments on the water, as it's a great place to complete all the International Game Fish Association trout slams.

Zion visitors asked to report excessive coughing by bighorns

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 31st - 5:53pm

Zion National Park visitors are being asked to alert wildlife biologists know if they encounter bighorn sheep coughing a lot.

Tips for finding, catching the rare golden trout in Utah

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 30th - 12:31pm

The golden trout is an incredibly rare species that can be found in remote parts of Utah. The trick is both finding — and catching — one of these beautiful creatures in the vast expanse of the Uinta Mountains.

Wildlife officials recommend increase in cougar hunting permits for 2018-19 season

KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 27th - 12:13pm

Cougar populations are doing well in Utah and wildlife biologists are now recommending more hunting permits for the upcoming season.

Spiders blanket shoreline at Great Salt Lake Marina

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 26th - 9:59pm

Sightseers at the Great Salt Lake State Park are seeing more than just water. The rocky and grassy sections of shoreline have been overrun with spiders.

Video shows woman's bizarre encounter with cougar in her home

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 26th - 12:44pm

What would you do if you found a mountain lion lounging in your living room? As this video shows, a healthy dose of eye contact and drumming may be just the ticket.

The Payson Canyon 'Four Bay' trail system: Made by locals, built with love

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:15pm

Near the mouth of Payson Canyon is an 8-mile mountain bike trail system built by a local man, along with the help of many local riders. Here's how the trails got their names.

What happens when you drop a cellphone from 13,200 feet?

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:15pm

After jumping out of the airplane and only a few seconds into his freefall, Patrick Wiggins rolled onto his back and saw something slip out of his shorts pocket.