One hundred and fifty years ago a one-armed Civil War veteran set off with nine mountain men on a scientific expedition to map one of the last blank spaces left on the U.S. map: The Green and Colorado rivers. Much of the river remains wild today. Follow Powell's journey here.
Minutes from Park City, Heber Valley is a basecamp for adventure with none of the crowds! With restaurants, bakeries, yurt dining and, even, food trucks by firelight, Heber Valley’s burgeoning food scene is now as exciting as its outdoor offerings. Fuel your adventure, and find out how to pair #HeberEats with your next adrenaline-infused activity.
Visit an outpost of adventure in Southern Utah where a shared love of place and friendly competition has spurred a culinary renaissance. Amid stunning red rock landscapes and vivid Hollywood history, discover a French bakery and comfort food, organic and vegan options, and eclectic slow food. All in a town of under 5,000 people.
A historic mining town built by the railroad stakes a future to world-class art, access to outdoor recreation and a tight-knit community with a welcoming small-town vibe.
Bears Ears National Monument is at the heart of southeastern Utah. These lands are imbued with layers of culture — layers of life. In this four-part video series, meet the locals who connect with the land in their own distinct ways.
Watch Utah cyclist TJ Eisenhart climb Zion National Park’s Kolob Terrace Road. It’s a one-of-a-kind ride that transitions from red rock desert to green valley plateaus, and concludes with pines trees and the possibility of snow in the off-season.
Hidden bars and speakeasies are in vogue. This vogue is especially relevant for Utahns who might feel uncommon liquor laws echo those of the 1920s. But very few of these hidden bars offer live jazz. Prohibition laws created jazz. The Rabbithole offers a premium version of this music in a rendition of its original historical setting every Wednesday.
When legendary saxophonist Joe McQueen moved to Ogden in the 1940s, he could not have predicted Utah would have such a flourishing jazz scene in the 21st century. McQueen played here with famous swing and bebop musicians including Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker, Eight decades later, Utah is home to its own set of jazz legends. One does not have to search hard to find live jazz every night of the week.
Besides being Golden Spike country, the Bear River Valley is one of Utah’s most scenic and compelling rural agricultural areas. This is a bounty for the traveler — especially for those willing to move slowly and look around. Follow author Tim Sullivan and his eight-year-old daughter as they explore some of the small towns and sites of this quiet corner of Utah.
Travel back in time to the 1800s when mule trains traversed the over 2,500-mile-long route from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Los Angeles along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Southern Utah offers easy ways to delve into the past without venturing too far from the beaten path.