Cowboys and dinosaurs don’t always come to mind in tandem. At Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah, however, they do share one thing: an incredible landscape as a backdrop. This landscape, as well as some wild history, make Dinosaur a must-visit part of the state.
There are many ways to build a magical weekend in Park City. Three days can easily include art galleries, spa time, boutique browsing, food and live entertainment. And, of course, the mountain terrain is both beautiful to look at and a source of endless adventure, if you're so inclined.
Dr. Jayne Belnap is one of the world’s top experts on biological soil crusts. She’s a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey working out of the Moab field office. Visit Utah writer Kristen Pope met Dr. Belnap to learn about the importance of these crusts to Utah's desert landscapes, and how to protect them.
You don’t have to be Spider-Man to explore some of the best slot canyons Utah has to offer. You just need to be ready for an adventure in tight spaces with huge photographic rewards
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.
State-of-the-art museums dot the state beckoning you to experience prehistoric or head out to nature for on-site venues that will transport you back more than 150 million years. You’ll find yourself hunting for dino tracks embedded in red rock or walking along the most historically significant quarry sites in the world. See all the sites here.
The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway provides the perfectly packaged road trip for the dinosaur enthusiasts to the outdoor adventurer. Utah attractions along the diamond-shaped loop brim with stunning geologic formations and world-renowned archeological and cultural sites.
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.
Does a broken neck and paralysis put an end to an active outdoor life? Not when you adapt thinking, methods and equipment. See how it’s working for this former ski instructor.
It's said that southwestern Utah offers the highest concentration of slot canyons in the world. While many are remote and highly technical, well-prepared visitors can hike right into some of them. But for the best experience, consider a stay in Kanab where you can book a guide to introduce you to these geological wonders.