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Lee introduces wilderness biking bill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:26am

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to give managers of wilderness the chance to allow nonmotorized biking. The managers would be given two years to decide if routes should be opened, or affirmatively close them. Managers could also decide special limits.

Quagga mussels spreading at Lake Powell, DWR advises boaters to be prepared

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:02pm

Quagga mussels, which can clog water infrastructure, damage boats, ruin fisheries and cost millions of dollars to control, are spreading in Lake Powell, state wildlife officials said Thursday.

Review: 9 family outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 17th - 3:18pm

Whether you’re planning a relaxing weekend in St. George, an afternoon at the lake or a multiday camping trip, it’s important for parents to pack the right gear for their children’s needs.

Legislature will take another dive on contentious water issues

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 16th - 4:13pm

Four subcommittees are being formed on contentious water issues before the 2018 legislative session that once again promise to be complex and difficult to solve. One issue deals with a city supplying surplus water through tenuous contracts.

5 small Utah towns you definitely need to check out

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 16th - 12:52pm

Small towns have a magic all their own, and Utah is dotted with charming, picturesque places that will make you appreciate rural life in its many forms. Here are five Utah towns that will make you want to unpack and stay awhile.

6 overlooked vacation spots in the Pacific Northwest

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 15th - 12:50pm

Seattle and Portland may be the first Pacific Northwest destinations that come to mind when you're thinking of a trip, but these areas will make you wish you never had to leave.

Vandalism at Angels Landing sparks social media backlash

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 15th - 9:33am

Park officials are investigating an act of vandalism at Angels Landing after photos sparked a barrage of social media backlash.

Hickman Bridge Trail offers beautiful vistas, incredible natural land bridge

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 14th - 1:01pm

Looking for a nice hike in a national park? Like looking at natural bridges and other cool rock formations? If so, the Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park has you covered.

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupts for 5th time this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 5:59pm

The world's largest active geyser has erupted again in Yellowstone National Park.

Ski industry tallies fewer visits in Rockies this winter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 3:33pm

Skier visits to U.S. resorts in the Rocky Mountains were down about 5 percent this past winter, which equates to about 1 million fewer visits than the prior winter season.

Resurrecting a creek: Relay raises funds to ‘daylight’ section of City Creek

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 12th - 5:20pm

There's a 2-mile section of City Creek the Seven Canyons Trust hopes to bring from underground to the surface, along with a path to connect west-side residents to downtown Salt Lake City. A Saturday relay raised money for the Folsom Trail Project.

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 12th - 2:47pm

The Colorado River's peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

What is a public lands bill and what does it do?

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 12th - 12:15pm

A new public lands bill introduced by two Utah politicians could create a new national monument, a national conservation area and hundreds of thousands of wilderness acres in central Utah. So what is a public lands bill, and what does it do?

Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 2:03pm

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List.

New Echo State Park opens Saturday

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 11th - 12:18pm

Utah's newest state-operated park, Echo State Park, opens Saturday in Coalville.

Utah rivers deceptively dangerous this spring, emergency responders warn

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 10th - 10:05pm

Utah’s rivers are at substantially lower water levels due to light snowfall this past winter, but emergency responders warn people to not have a false sense of security this spring.

American Fork woman in running to be next 'Extreme Huntress'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 10th - 7:48pm

An American Fork woman is one of 20 women across the globe in the running to become the 10th ever "Extreme Huntress."

Utahn only person to complete rare Trout Fantasy Slam; here's how you can, too

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 10th - 12:34pm

Anglers in Utah have the unique opportunity to complete the rare "Trout Fantasy Slam." Currently, the only angler in the world who's completed it is from Utah.

Massive public lands bill would create new national monument, wilderness areas in central Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 9th - 9:47pm

A massive new public lands bill introduced by two Utah congressmen proposes a new national monument, a national conservation area and hundreds of thousands of wilderness acres in central Utah.

6 Utah places you have to see before you die

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 9th - 3:58pm

We all know Utah is full of beautiful landscapes. Here's a collection of six places that make Utah a nature-lover's dream.