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  1. Zion National Park’s Secret Trails

    Utah's Zion National Park draws more than 3 million visitors a year, but for those looking to avoid the crowds, the park's east entrance offers access to equally scenic canyons for experienced open-desert hikers who can navigate the backcountry.

  2. 11 Must-Visit Places in Utah (That Aren't National Parks)

    Utah has been called the most scenic state in the country. The "Mighty 5" national parks attract the most attention, but even further off the beaten path are countless hidden gems.

  3. The 10 Best Family-Friendly Activities in Salt Lake City

    Vacationing with kids? Summer or winter, outdoors or in, Salt Lake has a myriad of activities right at its fingertips to keep everyone from the hiker in your family to the history buff or water lover entertained.

  4. Family Museum and Genealogy Research at Temple Square

    One of the best reasons to bring the family to Salt Lake City is to discover where your family actually comes from.

  5. The Architecture and Construction of Temple Square

    Utah's majestic Temple Square is an architectural marvel, showcasing some of the most incredible buildings in the west.

  6. Backpacking the 83-Mile Uinta Highline Trail

    The Uinta Highline Trail is an 83-mile, eight-mountain-pass journey that averages only 50 thru-hikers annually. Here's what it's like to spend a week on the trail.

  7. 6 Most Instagram Worthy Spots in Salt Lake City

    Here are six of the top spots around Salt Lake City for taking wow-worthy pictures,

  8. Salt Lake City's Top Hidden Parks

    Take a time to explore these lesser-known parks around Salt Lake City.

  9. How to Pull off a 100-Day Ski Season with a Full-Time Job

    Our writer hits a hefty goal of the 100-day ski season while showing up to work (mostly) on time. Here's how she did it—and how you can too.

  10. Catching Waves and Wipers: Watersports at Willard Bay

    Splash near the shore, carve the water’s surface, reel in hefty fish, or camp. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Willard Bay State Park.

  11. Bucksin Gulch: One of the Best Hikes in America

    One of the truly classic hikes in the United States, let alone the world, Buckskin Gulch swerves through a subterranean paradise for the senses.

  12. 5 Redrock Hikes to Check Off Your List

    The southern Utah desert is a wonderland of redrock hikes, each with something unique to offer. Pack up and hit the trail.

  13. 7 Dog-Friendly Hikes Around Salt Lake City

    A guide to a few excellent dog-friendly hikes around Salt Lake City that avoid conflicting with the area's watershed rules for dog access.

  14. Technical Canyoneering in Utah: 4 Essentials To Know Before You Go

    Ready to try canyoneering in Utah? Here, four essentials to know before heading out on this adventurous excursion.

  15. Superb Salt Lake City Hut Trips

    A guide to some of the best and most accessible hut trips in Utah and Idaho. A perfect and affordable escape for Salt Lake outdoorspeople.

  16. Skiing in the Sawtooths: An Adventure to Remember

    A group of skiers head from Salt Lake to the Sawtooths for a multi-day backcountry ski adventure filled with yurts, whiskey, and avalanches.

  17. Scoring a 100-Day Ski Season (Without Quitting Your Job)

    Our writer commits to a 100-day ski season while holding down a 9-to-5 job. Here's how it's going (and how you too can sneak in more skiing).

  18. Shop Spotlight: Beehive Bicycles

    A chat with Beehive Bicycles owner Greg Steele about this friendly neighborhood gem that stocks mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes, and accessories.

  19. Rise and Shine (and Shred): 4 Fantastic Salt Lake Dawn Patrols

    Score powder turns before the rest of the Wasatch wakes up for the day with these four Salt Lake dawn patrols, plus pro tips.

  20. How to Survive the Holidays at Utah Ski Resorts

    Throngs of tourists. Crowded slopes. Overrun bars and restaurants. Here's your guide to surviving the holidays at Utah ski resorts.

  21. Go Shoe: A Guide to Snowshoeing Around Salt Lake City

    A guide to the gear you'll need and trails you'll want to know about to have a blast with this beginner-friendly sport

  22. Beat the Winter Weekday Doldrums: 7 Easy Spots for Outdoor Workouts in Salt Lake

    Weekdays can be tough for 9-to-5-ers who love the outdoors, especially in the winter. Here, 7 easy outdoor workouts in Salt Lake City.

  23. A Visit With the Powder House Ski Shops

    A sit-down with the general manager of the celebrated Powder House shops serving Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton skiers.

  24. A Primer on Exploring Southern Utah's Best Slot Canyons

    Discover your adventure-hiking side by exploring southern Utah's best slot canyons that deserve a spot on your bucket list.

  25. A Beginner's Intro to Backcountry Skiing in SLC

    A step-by-step intro for backcountry skiing beginners. What you need, what to learn, where to go, and who to make friends with.