An outpost in the west desert, Delta, Utah, offers easy access to the distinct outdoor adventure and western heritage of the Great Basin. The recently opened Topaz Museum recounts the troubling history of Japanese-American internment during World War II while the desert landscape blossoms with discover ranging from wild horses and rock hounding to solitary hikes.
Skiers and boarders who play in the snow at Southern Utah’s Brian Head Resort feel like locals. All thanks to the hospitable nature of the resort’s owner, who strives to spoil his guests and treat his employees like family. One more thing, Big John Grissinger can make a mean mess of ribs.
When High West began distilling in 2007 in Park City, it was Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. That location is still the ski-in, flagship Saloon of the High West brand. To learn even more about the iconic brand, enjoy a tour and whiskey tasting at the scenic Distillery and Tasting Room at Blue Sky Ranch in the nearby, quaint mountain town of Wanship.
Garage On Beck is somewhat out of the way and tucked among oil refineries, yet stretch your neck and you can almost see the state Capitol Building. At first glance, one is given the impression of a dingy biker bar. But step inside for live music and quintessential — yet made from scratch — bar food and experience Salt Lake's urban vibe.
One of Utah's best paved byways through the high elevation of the Wasatch Front is the Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway. From a winter snowmobiling and snowshoeing destination to a summer and fall cyclist and hiker's paradise it is a presentation of intoxicating flavors and vibrant colors set against diverse and otherworldly backdrops.
See the Caffeinators of Salt Lake City on this short video tour of some of the capital city's best coffee shops and coffee community then check out our (g)round-up of 12 more great cups to fuel your Utah adventures.
No shop in Salt Lake ever feels wrong: Every time I step into The Rose, Three Pines, La Barba or Blue Copper, I know exactly what experience I will get from them. The traveler would only appreciate this more, as there is often so much left to guesswork when on the road. Follow author Austin Wright as he explores the emergent coffee scene along the path of one of its most dedicated baristas.
Welcome to North Fork Park, one of Utah’s multiple International Dark Sky Parks, just minutes from downtown Ogden. While it is best known for its stunning scenery where hikers and Nordic skiers can meander the trails swirling through the mountainous Ogden Valley, its biggest attraction lies in the voluminous sky directly above.
Ogden has always felt like a city apart from the rest of Utah. "Still Untamed” is its new motto reinforcing the independence and diversity established by railroad lines intersecting downtown during the 19th century. Follow author Paula Colman as she gets to know Ogden’s accessible and affordable urban-to-adventure lifestyle, easily combining the metropolitan cityscape with renowned dark skies.
Two decades ago, Randy Ramsley traded his Dockers-and-tie city job for a 50 acre plot of land that he called a “Garden of Weedin” and the dream of establishing a sustainable farmstead. Now travelers from all over the globe know the small market and counter-service restaurant at Mesa Farm as a refreshing “must-do” respite seemingly plunked in the middle of nowhere on Highway 24 east of Capitol Reef National Park.