If you dream of diving into Utah’s wilderness, you want to have an unforgettable experience that will etch lasting memories. And to help you truly experience that once-of-a-lifetime trip, I asked experts to share their top advice.
Visitors have a responsibility to limit their impact to the forests of Utah as much as possible to protect resources and to ensure a quality experience for future visitors. Part of that responsibility is making sure you return home safe from your adventure. Here are some tips on how to stay safe and limit this negative impact on the environment.
From the best places to extend your skiing into the spring to optimal sports and adventures to which to turn when the weather warms up, and even great incentives for shoulder and summer season — here are ideal ways to make the best of the changing seasons in Utah.
If you and your bride tribe are more outdoorsy than indoorsy, consider booking a whitewater rafting trip in southern Utah instead of club night at a casino. Half-day, full-day, and multi-day river trips are easy to plan and are great for groups of all sizes and abilities.
AndShe’sDopeToo is an outdoor collective that brings nature-questing women together for self-discovery and renewal. At these gatherings, women learn to navigate the outdoors with confidence while healing from life’s daily stress. And it just happens to be anchored in some of Utah’s most heart-stirring desert and mountain landscapes.
If you don’t like camping because you don’t like getting dirty, you will adore glamping (glamorous + camping). It offers all of the fun of camping without the grime. And for those of you who are fans of regular car camping and backpacking, you’ll appreciate the vibes at these five glampgrounds across the state of Utah. At these resorts, you can stay in a teepee, Conestoga wagon, sheep camp, yurt or safari tent.
Being outdoors inspires all of us to dream and, then, to become. It doesn’t matter what you do or how well you do it. In Utah, where mountains meet deserts, and women can find a friend or go it alone on ski runs, hiking trails or roads illuminated by sparks rekindles those dreams. Here, we make daisy chains from flowers along the trail, look up at the mountain and declare, “I can climb that.”
Read a poetic piece by Kathryn Knight Sonntag, expounding on the freedom women find in nature and how our earth's wild places, expansiveness and beauty fuel the creative power of our minds.
The iconic bridge, chiseled from Navajo sandstone, was once one of America’s most remote natural wonders, reached only by a multi-day hike or horseback ride down twisting canyons from Navajo Mountain. With the creation of Lake Powell from the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in 1964, Rainbow Bridge became accessible to the masses via a tour boat ride to a dock and short amble up a trail. For extremely well-prepared and thoughtful adventurers who want an unforgettable journey, there are two rugged trails that trek through squiggly canyons, and some of the wildest and least accessible country left in the lower 48 of the United States.