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There are many ways to see and explore Utah. Our favorite? Under our own power, and from the saddle of a road bike. To help get you started, here are 10 short descriptions of great routes throughout Utah.

Bicycling into Utah’s back-of-beyond is a great way to see the state, but it requires a different planning approach than a car-based trip. Here are some tips for an enjoyable, safe, fulfilling ride.

City planner and author Tim Sullivan takes his young family adventure cycling on Utah's newly designated United States Bicycle Route System, including stretches through the west desert and the All-American Road Scenic Byway 12. Read the story, watch the video, the start planning your next trip — on two wheels — through some of Utah's best landscapes.

Deer Valley Artisan Cheese begins with fresh local milk for optimum flavor. Drums of fresh, raw cow’s milk from Heber Valley Cheese, located in nearby Midway, Utah, come in daily, along with goat’s and sheep’s milks from the Salt Lake and Sanpete valleys. From there, resident cheesemaker Corine Coniglio nurtures nine artisan cheeses slopeside, which means she can get a few ski runs in the morning then get right to work.

In this People Behind the Resort profile, follow Tim La Marsh and the Snowbasin groomers as they polish trails in the dark. The unsung heroes of the mountain, groomers prettify the main veins of the resort, making for safe and fun routes. Most of the magical snow polishing happens while you were sleeping.

Along with hiking shoes, sun screen and water bottle, it helps to take along a vivid imagination and a real sense of adventure when heading for Moab, Utah. Moab is, after all, not your typical retreat. Known for big adrenaline, Moab also offers a diverse range of activities to appeal to almost any age and level of adventure.

Do you want to traipse through deep powder in the backcountry, scaling peaks, or is a snowshoe run on packed trails more your style? Or maybe, it’s somewhere in the middle where you’d like to snowshoe through a peaceful forest for 30-minutes, connecting with the Zen of nature. All these options are available close to the city, in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.

in this People Behind the Resort profile, 13% Salt author and photographer Austen Diamond spends a day getting to know Fred Barbier the director of resort dining at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort who has amassed one of the largest wine collections in Utah.

A summertime trip to Cedar Breaks National Monument is candy for the eyes. A panache of color explodes here during the first weeks of July when the 260 species of wildflowers are in full bloom.

Every Saturday from May through Labor Day weekend, weather dependent, crowds ranging from 100 to 500 people gather at Cedar Break’s main overlook, Point Supreme, to gaze up at the region’s amazing dark skies and explore the stars and the planets that make up the solar system.

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