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Writer Jeremy Pugh visited Cedar Mesa early in 2016 to explore the remote plateau's rich archaeology with the help and direction of BLM archaeologist Don Simonis. At the end of 2016, Cedar Mesa became part of Bears Ears National Monument. And though the 2017 proclamation excludes most of the area from Shash Jaa, Cedar Meda is a stunning expansive of public land with deep human and natural history, ideal for well-prepared travelers who wish to respect and protect that heritage.

Spectacular rock art, ingenious cliff-hanging architecture and the mysteries of Range Creek Canyon’s first inhabitants, the Fremont. Tavaputs Ranch owner Butch Jensen leads us on the adventure of a lifetime exploring the canyon his extended family has called home for generations.

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High, Lonesome Wilderness

Pursue solitude, extended moments of introspection, cutthroat trout and the Milky Way in Utah's Uinta Mountains.

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The Salt of Sound

Follow public radio DJ and blues musician "Bad" Brad Wheeler on a tour of his favorite music venues in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Cycling the Alpine Loop

The Ride That Bear Hugs You Back

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The Road to Mighty

Home on the Range & Basin

A scenic drive through Utah's Western province

Play The River: A Father and Son Fishing on the Green

The River: A Father and Son Fishing on the Green

A father passes the fly fishing torch in this iconic image of paternal bonding. This short film follows the quiet pursuit of connection, patience, and catching a trophy in one of Utah's Blue Ribbon fisheries on the A and B sections of the Green River near Flaming Gorge, Utah.

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Roaming Grand Staircase–Escalante

Follow guide and photographer Ace Kvale and his doggo Genghis Khan as they explore the red rock canyons and vast wilderness of this national monument.

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Salt Lake City is often referred to as “a liberal bubble within a conservative state.” But where one expects to find incongruency between two cultures, parallels arise. An interview with the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir reveals the influence of Mormons on the largely secular music scene in Salt Lake City.

Have you dreamed of setting foot in an ancient Southwestern dwelling, walking alongside walls of pictographs and rock carvings? Hiking the same desert landscape Native Americans and early pioneers? River House Ruin offers visitors a true taste of southern Utah’s storied history — here’s how to make the most of your exploration.

Discover the sound of two iconic local bands in Utah — Talia Keys and the Love and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys — whose music is inspired by their love of life and nature. Hear about how the outdoor culture and mountains of Utah has influenced their music and the magical night when the two bands came together on the same stage to perform together.

Off-road adventures, abundant wildlife, spectacular dark skies and one young man’s unforgettable elk hunt. Getting away from it all takes on a whole new meaning at remote Tavaputs Ranch and Desolation Canyon in Central Utah.