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Wild Land: Exploring the scenic views of Utah

January 20, 2012, 10:08 am
Where was the tent? Only a few hours before we'd left it atop a southern Utah plateau covered in fantastic sandstone fins with views stretching all the way to the Sierra La Sal. Now all we saw were just a few scattered, lonely tent stakes. An English couple informed ...

Experience Moab: Discover the other Southern Utah

May 11, 2011, 12:46 pm
Among the locales that fall within the Southern Utah umbrella is Moab, the red rock wonderland that recently became a familiar sight in theaters around the world via the film “127 Hours.” Despite its geographic location in Southern Utah, the Moab area requires quite a trip. The quickest route there ...

127 Hours Showcases Utah's Wilderness

January 26, 2011, 10:43 am
This week 127 Hours, the inspirational tale of hiker Aron Ralston's survival in the Utah wilderness, grabbed a total of six Academy Awards nominations. The film managed to break into a couple of the major categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor.    Exploring the arches and rocks in the Utah ...

Utah: The Ultimate Playground

October 7, 2010, 7:09 am
With five of the most iconic national parks, Utah is America's national parks’ capital and the perfect place to take your next family vacation. Home to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Park and Capitol Reef National Park, Utah also claims the North Rim of Grand Canyon National ...

Utah Canyon Country Photo Safari

August 16, 2010, 2:31 pm
I’m a serious amateur photographer and I enjoy taking photos whenever I travel, as I collect images of iconic spots all around American’s West. In my quest, I keep returning to the canyon country in southeastern Utah, because that area contains so many amazingly photogenic attractions. It is a beautiful ...

Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.   Some of America’s ...

Moab delivers adventure

February 8, 2010, 7:15 am
Aside from a bevy of devoted mountain bikers who pay homage to the place every year in the 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championship, Moab, Utah, doesn't usually hover at the top of most people's vacation wish lists. That's a shame, because it's one of the most uniquely beautiful destinations ...

Rediscovering Moab, 'the most beautiful place on Earth'

November 24, 2009, 6:56 am
Live long enough, travel enough, and sure enough, one day you will return to a favorite destination to find it overcrowded, overcommercialized and unable to regenerate itself. Sadly, that's happened in Moab, Utah. It's getting more and more difficult to reconcile the Moab that Edward Abbey wrote about in "Desert Solitaire" — he started ...

The beauty of autumn in southern Utah

November 9, 2009, 8:42 am
Pssst. Want to know a secret? Southern Utah, that geologic and scenic wonderland, is dazzling in every season — but in autumn the annual invasion of sightseeing visitors from around the world drops to a trickle. As desk manager Ron Stensfors notes from behind the service counter at Zion Lodge, seasoned (so to speak) ...

Trial begins over disputed route at Canyonlands National Park

September 15, 2009, 6:39 am
The fight over a disputed route in Canyonlands National Park is finally in the courtroom after years of behind-the-scenes legal wrangling.Lawyers gave their opening statements Monday in U.S. District Court about the fate of a remote canyon corridor leading to Angel Arch, one of southern Utah's most spectacular sights.The case could influence future ...

Canyonlands National Park and Escaping the Cold Weather

April 8, 2009, 8:04 am
While the majority of Salt Lake City's hiking is buried under the snow, there is still plenty of adventure and warm weather to be found farther to the south!For my spring break I decided to warm weather and escaping the inversion sounded like a grand idea. So I headed ...

Backpacking trip takes students to Canyonland National Park

February 20, 2009, 2:05 pm
Albert Mitugo, assistant manager at the OAC, will guide a group of SMU students through the basics of backpacking and camping on the floor of the Salt Creek Canyon at Canyonland National Park in Moad, ...

Utah Twin-Engine Airplane Crash in Desert Kills All 10 on Board

August 25, 2008, 9:10 am
Ten people died after a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed last night shortly after takeoff from the Canyonlands Field Airport in Moab, Utah, said Grand County Sheriff James Nyland. The National Transportation Safety Board is on site and investigating the accident today, Nyland ...

National Parks Are Offering Podcasts

August 18, 2008, 2:26 pm
Why go to a national park if you can experience one via an Internet podcast? Park officials across the country are hopeful the podcasts themselves will make people want to visit their parks. But if a trip just isn't possible, podcasts are seen as the next best ...

Hopes dim for St. Cloud prof missing on solo trek in Utah

May 21, 2008, 6:55 pm
A 65-year-old professor and avid outdoorsman from Minnesota backpacking alone in a rugged section of a national park in Utah has been missing since late last week without a clue to his whereabouts.Searchers in the air and on the ground with canines in the Needles area of Canyonlands National ...