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Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
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Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
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Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

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Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
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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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Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
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Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
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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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Little Shop of Horrors

Oct 15, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
 Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.
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Performing Dance Company

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Department of Modern Dance at The University of Utah presents an evening of faculty and guest artist choreography…
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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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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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The Rocky Horror Show: The…

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Rocky Horror Show is the world-wide cult phenomenon with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brian. A…
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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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Snow Canyon Hiking - St George Utah

Snow Canyon Hiking

Hiking in Snow Canyon is available year-long with 16 miles of trails twisting through sandstone cliffs, sandy washes, and peaks and valleys of lava rock.

Hiking in Utah

Hiking in Utah can mean standing atop a 13,000 foot mountaintop staring out over alpine lakes and dense forests of pine and aspen thousands of feet below. It can also mean trekking in a stream with water shoes through a mystical desert canyon, periodic swim breaks beneath beautiful waterfalls, walking through natural bridges, and wondering what life must have been like for the Anasazi who lived here a thousand years ago.

There are hundreds, even thousands, of miles of great hiking trails throughout Utah. Some trails are most well-suited to rugged, multi-day backpacking. However, there are innumerable "out and back" and "loop" hikes than can be done in, from just a few hours up to a full day, all over the state. Many excellent guide books and web sites are available that provide important information, such as a hike's difficulty ratings, descriptions, and cautionary advice.

The season can determine whether you choose to head for the mountains or opt for a desert hiking experience. More than 70 percent of Utah is public land: five National Parks, nine million acres of National Forest, millions of acres belong to the National Monuments and National Recreation Areas, and 42 percent of Utah is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. That adds up to unbelievable choices for hiking trails that would take more than a lifetime to complete.

Regardless of where you choose to hike, be cautious. Never hike alone, always tell your friends and family where you are going and when you plan to return. Always carry plenty of water in both the deserts and mountains. Each person should carry one liter of water for every two hours of hiking time. For a full day hike, that adds up to one full gallon per person. It's important to keep hydrated, even if you don't feel thirsty. Bring plenty of high energy snacks that will help to keep your energy up all the way back to your car. Most importantly, have a safe, fun, and rewarding experience.

For more information on hiking in Utah visit www.yourhikeguide.com.

Many professional guides offer hiking treks throughout Utah, including National Parks and Wilderness Areas. See the Guides and Outfitters section for more information.

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