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Oct22

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Oct22

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Oct22

Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Oct22

Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Oct22

Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Oct22

Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at…
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Oct22

Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Oct22

Homestead Paranormal…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
A rare opportunity to join members of Southern Utah Paranormal (SUP) as they investigate Frontier Homestead State Park…
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Oct22

Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Oct22

Strangling Brothers Haunted…

Oct 4, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will roll into town on Friday, September 12 with a larger and more frightening…
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Oct22

The Marriage of Figaro

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Mozart composed “The Marriage of Figaro” in 1786 to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. The opera takes place…
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Oct22

Thriller

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to several locations in…
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Oct22

Wiggle Worms

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 29 , 2014
Wiggle Worms is a lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to 2.5 years of…
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Oct22

Wild Wednesdays: Batty about…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
Utah has 18 species or kinds of bats! Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these misunderstood and amazing…
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Oct22

Witch Fest

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
Historic Gardner Village in West Jordan gets bewitched for Halloween with dozens of creative life-size witches and fun…
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Horseback Riding, Monument Valley, Navajo Nation, Utah, Butte, Red Rock

Horseback Riding In Monument Valley

One of the most photographed places in the world, Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park contains fragile pinnacles of rock, buttes and mesas, with miles of windblown sand.

Trail Rides

With networks of horseback riding trails to destinations throughout all of Utah's six National Forests, four out of five of our National Parks, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Antelope Island State Park and hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands, the true splendor and variety of riding opportunities makes an excellent destination for the equine enthusiast.

In the hottest months of the summer, many riders choose to experience the majesty of Utah's alpine riding experience. For instance, riding the High Uinta Wilderness allows for exploring a remote wilderness area, consisting of pristine alpine basins of pine forests and aspen groves, countless scenic alpine lakes, surrounded by the state's highest summits.

As the temperatures begin to cool down, Utah's canyon country, most of which is in the southern part of the state, becomes the preferred setting for many riders. A seemingly endless network of serpentine canyons full of many hues of reds, oranges, yellows and lavenders, rock spires, mesas, plateaus, arches, and natural bridges, conjures feelings of the Old West.

Here, riders may begin to sense they're sharing the trails with Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch en route to hidden passages and hideouts, following a heist. Some riders may even choose to book a themed trip on a vintage train bound to be overtaken by outlaws under the shadows of the awesome, the breathtaking Mt. Timpanogos. Other riders may choose to hire a guide and ride the desert wilderness for a multi-day trip in and around Capitol Reef National Park, and the nights either by ATV supplied camps or trotting from inn to inn. The horseback riding trails, guides and outfitters, including detailed information could fill the pages of a sizeable book.

For Guides and Outfitters that offer horseback riding, go to www.visitutah.com/guides-outfitters

 

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