Wherever we travel in the world, we can find communities and individuals who are the local stewards of their place. Our destination is their home, their passion.
When we consider natural history and human heritage, how shall we encounter such a place? Traveling responsibly means planning ahead. Reading ahead. Slowing down when possible and stopping to fully appreciate all that is around you, whether you’re traveling alone or with friends and family. For some, it can mean giving back. Becoming ambassadors of place. And coming back year after year. Visiting Utah is about so much more than recreation. It’s about soul-awakening adventures. It’s about a shared ethic we call Forever Mighty.
Field Guides: Voices From the Forever Mighty Landscape
Utah’s natural landscapes become easier to appreciate thanks to the guides who help us along the trail. Sometimes guides offer the kind of wisdom, both lived and learned, that's hard for adventurers to absorb in any other way.
We've launched a series about the lives of Utah’s guides — people whose avocations and vocations have drawn them deeper into the canyons, mountains and deserts that most of us simply visit. Those who help us recreate responsibility. Those who share what can be termed the Forever Mighty ethos.
Planning extra time in your trip to pause and enjoy the towns along your itinerary introduces you to the local flavors and personalities who draw their inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds them. Even better, visiting their restaurants, local shops and outfitters supports local and helps keep those communities vibrant, thriving and welcoming.
Explore Utah’s top airport cities, red rock basecamps, northern mountain cities and top historic basecamps on our cities and town page.
How to Support Local On Your Utah Road Trip
Written by Elainna Ciaramella
5 minute read
Many small businesses in Utah rely on tourism for survival. These expert tips help road trippers make a real difference in communities by supporting local.