Outdoor Living

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Outdoor Living The Great Salt Lake – Remnant of an Ancient Lake   The Great Salt Lake continues to be a popular destination among tourists. The Great Salt Lake is what remains from the prehistoric freshwater lake, Lake Bonneville.  Between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville covered 20,000 square miles of land in the area of what is known today as Utah, Nevada and Idaho.  The […]
Outdoor Living Pathway to the Pfeifferhorn   The pathway to the Pfeifferhorn Peak is a popular 10.6 mile out and back trail with an elevation gain of 3,792 feet.   It is also known as the “Little Matterhorn”.  Although it has locally been known as the Pfeifferhorn after the death of Charles Pfeiffer in 1939, the name was officially changed in 2013 […]
Outdoor Living Hike and Soak at the Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs Trail   Enjoy a scenic hike on the Diamond Fork Hot Springs Trail, and take a leisurely soak in the hot springs before heading back.  It is a 4.5 miles in and out trail with a gradual elevation gain of approximately 700 feet.  The trail is mostly shaded and runs alongside the water.  Listening to the […]
Outdoor Living Ogden’s Waterfall Canyon Trail   The Waterfall Canyon Trail is a wonderful escape from the city without ever leaving it.  The trail offers great views overlooking the city of Ogden and ends at the base of a spectacular 200 foot waterfall.  It is a 2.4 mile out and back hike, with an elevation gain of 1,105 feet.  It is […]
Outdoor Living Moonshine Arch – Hidden in Plain Sight   It would be easy to miss Moonshine Arch as you are leaving Vernal on Highway 191.  Less than a mile north of the entrance to the Steinaker State Park, you will find an unmarked dirt road to the left.  Take a left on this road and travel for approximately a half of a mile […]
Outdoor Living Fall Foliage Makes the Wind Cave Trail a Colorful Hike   Fall is the ideal time to hike the Wind Cave Trail to see the colorful foliage.  Driving approximately 5 miles up the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, you will find the Wind Cave trailhead across the road from the Guinavah-Malibu Campground. The Wind Cave is composed of a group of natural limestone arches and […]
Outdoor Living Clean-up at Antelope Island   Smokey skies from the wildfires did not discourage the volunteers who came out to clean up Antelope Island State Park on a very hot, windy day.  A second group of volunteers met at the Great Salt Lake Marina State Park as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up Day.     For thirty-three years, the […]
Outdoor Living A Month of Festivities along the Jordan River Corridor   Festivities to educate, explore, restore, and enjoy the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway are scheduled throughout the month of September during the annual “Get into the River Festival”.  The Jordan River flows for fifty miles through sixteen cities in three counties. Cities along the river are hosting events such as a Pancake Breakfast/ […]
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Outdoor Living Cascade Springs – Accessible Nature Walk   Cascade Springs, accessed from the Alpine Scenic Loop drive, offers an easy stroll alongside of cascading springs through limestone terraces.  The lower trail at Cascade Springs is wheel chair accessible; the paved paths, wooden bridges and raised boardwalks make it easy to navigate with strollers, young children or anyone with limited abilities.  The higher […]
Outdoor Living Take a Seat on the Living Room Hiking Trail   The Living Room Hiking Trail offers a short, but challenging hike for beautiful views overlooking Salt Lake City.  The trail is approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. The elevation at the start of the trailhead is 5,000 feet with an elevation gain of 967 feet.  Dogs are permitted on this trail.   How to get there […]
Outdoor Living The Maybird Gulch Trail – A Trail Less Travelled   White Pine, Red Pine Lake and the Maybird Gulch Trail each start at the same trailhead.  The Maybird Gulch Trail is the path that is least travelled, but offers solitude along with stunning scenery.  No fees or permits are required.  It is a watershed area and no dogs are permitted.  The hike is best […]
Outdoor Living The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park   The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail offers 27.7 miles of recreational fun for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and cross-country skiing. The majority of the trail is gravel.  There is a 3 mile section in Park City, and a half mile section in Wanship that is paved asphalt. Over 100 years ago, […]
Outdoor Living The Jordan River Parkway – a network of trails The Jordan River Parkway is an urban park with a network of non-motorized trails that runs along the Jordan River.  The Jordan River flows north from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake wetlands, through Utah, Salt Lake and Davis counties.  The concept for the Jordan River Parkway was developed in the 1970’s to address […]
Outdoor Living Favorite Millcreek Canyon Area Hikes   The Salt Lake area is a great place to live or visit if you enjoy access to a variety of urban activities, but it also offers easy access to some wonderful hikes, if you want to get away from the fast-paced city life, grab your hiking shoes from the closet and take a break […]