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Fully unplug on a return trip down the Green River through the remote Desolation Canyon. Along the way, read as the author navigates a few friends through tricky rapids and pauses on stillwater and at night to appreciate the beauty, stillness and solitude of desert wilderness. It's a 100-mile journey for dedicated adventurers, but it comes with real healing power.

Utah is home to one of the most stunning stretches of river rafting in the country. Following the path of explorer John Wesley Powell, discover whitewater rafting on the Green River, in the remote and rugged Dinosaur National Monument. The river canyons promise wildlife, wild rides and wilderness.

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Rolling Slickrock on Gooseberry Mesa

Utah resident and tour guide Katharina Merchant shares her "backyard" mountain biking.

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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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Cycling Zion

Pro cyclist TJ Eisenhart finds moments of nirvana on Kolob Terrace Road

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More Than Coffee

Get to know Utah's coffee community, then read our (g)roundup for top spots on your next vacation.

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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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Robert Redford Sets the Sundance Scene

Actor, director and Utah enthusiast Robert Redford shares the story of Sundance Mountain Resort.

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Cycling the Alpine Loop

Follow professional cyclist and Utah native TJ Eisenhart as he takes on one of his favorite scenic bike trails, the Alpine Loop.

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Insider's Guide to Ogden with AndShesDopeToo

Follow the family behind AndShesDopeToo on a tour of their Ogden favorites.

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Utah at 15 mph

Utah is a superb destination for family bike tours. Everything here is better by bike: the scenery is grander, the wildlife sightings more frequent, each mile covered is more special.

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Fishing on the Green

A father passes the fly fishing torch in this iconic image of paternal bonding.

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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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Music of the Cottonwoods

Discover the sound of two iconic Utah bands whose music is inspired by their love of life and nature.

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Uganda to Utah: Building an Olympic Dream Run

Watch the story of Olympic hopeful and snowboarder Brolin Mawejje’s journey from Uganda to Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Mountains where he trains.

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Utah's Original Jazz

Joe McQueen is a music scene icon in Utah with a repertoire that reaches as far back as the early 1900's to today's modern jazz and his own original jazz songs.

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Skiing Utah Red Rock

Follow professional skier Rachael Burks as she skis, eats and stargazes her way through Brian Head Ski Resort in Southern Utah.

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Capturing the Milky Way

Head out on a night sky photo shoot with amateur photographer Prajit Ravindran and see what a gem the Utah night sky can be.

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Knobby Tired Nomads

Follow these Knobby Tired Nomads on a 4-day, 150 mile bikepacking trip through Southwest Utah.

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The Golden Spike Unites a Nation

Follow a father and daughter as they trace the history of this remote route.

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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.