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Popular Kayenta Trail at Zion reopens after yearlong closure

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:53am

The Kayenta Trail in Zion National Park reopened Friday after it had been closed for more than a year due to storm damage, park officials said.

New mountain biking, hiking trail added to southern Utah’s Iron Hills Trail System

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:16pm

If you’re looking for mountain biking, running or hiking options in southern Utah, there’s a new trail available that offers an extended ride in the southeastern portion of Cedar City.

Hike of the Week: Find a post-workday escape on the Silver Lake, Ontario trails

Tanzi Propst, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:16pm

Wildflowers, aspens and sweeping views of the Jordanelle Reservoir, Heber Valley and the Wasatch mountain range await hikers daydreaming of a post-workday escape. Deer Valley Resort's Silver Lake and Ontario trails treat hikers to just that.

UHP responds to 76 crashes as rain, snow hits Utah

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 11th - 4:35pm

Thanks to steady, heavy rain, an urban and small stream flood advisory was issued by National Weather Service Salt Lake City for Little Cottonwood Canyon until 5 p.m.

Utah Lake now under shore-to-shore warning for toxic algal blooms

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:57pm

The shallow waters of Utah Lake are now under a shore-to-shore public health advisory due to outbreaks of harmful algal blooms, with restrictions local health officials say will remain in effect for the entire month.

Federal land managers: 3 trailhead kiosks, highway sign destroyed near Moab

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:07pm

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction related to three wooden trailhead kiosks that were found cut down on public lands over the weekend, officials said Monday.

Algal bloom watch: Advisory issued for Utah Lake, part of Mantua Reservoir closed

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 9th - 8:38pm

Several bodies of water across Utah have harmful algal blooms, including a lakeside warning advisory for Utah Lake.

Utah wildlife officials focus on bear safety amid rise in bear sightings

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 6th - 1:16pm

The Utah State Fair opened Thursday, and for state wildlife officials it’s an opportunity to not just expose youngsters to the state’s wildlife, but also educate them on how to properly recreate outdoors.

Indian Creek rock climbing routes reopen after 6-month closure for nesting raptors

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 4th - 6:40pm

All Indian Creek climbing walls are open again after some were closed for about six months to allow raptors, such as eagles or falcons, space to nest in the area, federal land management officials said Tuesday.

3 men might face felony charges in Iron County poaching case, DWR officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 4th - 11:35am

Felony charges may be filed in relation to a poaching case in Iron County last month, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

44 citations issued during Labor Day weekend due to quagga mussels in Lake Powell

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 9:05pm

Forty-four citations were issued and 98 boats had to be decontaminated due to the threat of spreading quagga mussels in Lake Powell over the holiday weekend.

Yellowstone Park river to close area for exotic fish removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 1st - 11:47am

Yellowstone National Park biologists have announced plans to release toxins into a river to remove exotic fish.

Famous Yellowstone hotel reopens after four-year renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 31st - 12:03pm

A famous hotel in Yellowstone National Park is open again after renovations.

Pics of the month: Utahns are enjoying the final few weeks of summer

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 30th - 12:02pm

Summer might be over in a few weeks, but photos sent to KSL indicate you've enjoyed the final full month of the season.

Here’s how an iconic landform near Moab sways like a skyscraper from natural earth movements

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 29th - 7:32pm

Castleton Tower has been one of Grand County’s premier rock climbing sites since it was first climbed in 1961 — but have you ever heard how it sounds when it moves?

Bear spotted on popular trail in Millcreek Canyon, hiker warns

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 28th - 9:33pm

A Utah hiker is warning others about bears in Millcreek Canyon after she encountered one on a hike Tuesday evening.  

Salt Lake City approves $1.3M plan to repair Fisher Carriage House, open rec opportunities to public

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 28th - 7:44pm

The Salt Lake City Council approved a $1.3 million plan to repair the Fisher Carriage House and turn it into a nature center, Parks & Public Lands division office space, and a recreation program facility where people can rent kayaks.

The secret life of Indian paintbrush

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 28th - 12:16pm

Indian paintbrush is a beautiful wildflower, but it has secrets in its life. Things don't always seem as they appear.

Reader Creek temporarily closed as wildlife officials work to boost native cutthroat trout numbers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 27th - 5:45pm

Reader Creek was closed off Tuesday as state wildlife officials prepare to conduct a final rotenone treatment. They're doing so in an effort to assist native Colorado River cutthroat trout populations in northeastern Utah.

Officers to issue citations to Tintic Mill trespassers amid growing cases

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 27th - 11:01am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers will start actively issuing citations to anyone caught trespassing at the Tintic Mill in Utah County.