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ATV Adventures: 2018 law provides money for OHV programs

2018 changed the financial picture for programs in the OHV community. Prior to then, OHV registration money stayed in the county in which the OHV was registered. With the vast majority of OHV owners being in the most populated counties, the vast majority of ATV trails exist in the least ...

Nordic Valley, Snowbasin, Powder Mountain prep for ski season

With Turkey Day typically comes skiing, or at least the looming possibility of Weber County's three ski resorts opening up for the year. Skiers this season, though, will have to be patient. Nordic Valley officials have announced plans to open on Dec. 3 for the 2021-2022 season, weather ...

ATV Adventures: A ride in Bullfrog Valley, aka dinosaur country

Capt. Ray Golden, who organized the Third Annual Ticaboo Fall Rally, called this trail “A Taste of Ticaboo.” However, Dr. Josh Lively went along to help us understand what this area would have looked like when dinosaurs walked here. Dr. Lively is a doctor of paleontology at the ...

ATV Adventures: Riding among the Monuments through Sunset Pass

Fascinated by Garfield County’s rugged, slick rock country, I found myself once again on an adventure with Brett Stewart, who is president of OHV Advocates Utah. We were headed for a place called Big Ridge. We drove south of Hanksville on Highway 95. On the east side of the road near mile ...

ATV Adventures: Riding the trail to Cedar Point

Garfield County is one of the least populated counties in the state, but it is also one of the most scenic. Two of the nation’s most picturesque byways pass through this county. Scenic Byway 12 — Utah’s All-American Road — is rated in the top 10 scenic byways in America by Car and ...

ATV Adventures: Riding Poison Springs Canyon to the Dirty Devil River

Those who go to Lake Powell to play on and in its pristine waters know that it is a world unlike anything we are used to on the Wasatch Front. It is part of the reason that it is the total escape from reality we seek when we take a vacation. Well, there is another world totally different ...

ATV Adventures: Exploring the Lake Mountain ATV Trails

Looking for some lower-elevation trails to ride on a fall day, we picked the trails at Lake Mountain on the west side of Utah Lake across from Provo. “Do we pack a lunch?” my friends asked. “Nah,” I replied. “We will eat lunch at a restaurant in Eagle Mountain.” My riding buddies ...

ATV Adventures: Fall colors and drama on the Mineral Point Mine Trail

Every ride is more than just a ride – there is always a story. Every ride also has a different GPS track. Even if I have ridden a trail before, I always make a new track. Every time it turns out to be a new ride on an old trail and a new story. I had been on the Mineral Point Mine Trail ...

Ogden’s marathon is back live and in-person for the 2022 season

OGDEN — Marathoners can once again join Ogden’s race day in-person on May 21, 2022. Registration is now open for the Ogden Marathon. The annual event, produced by the GOAL Foundation, was modified to a virtual run for the past two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local guidelines ...

ATV Adventures: Riding high on the Aquarius Plateau

The Aquarius Plateau is the highest timbered plateau in North America, peaking at 11,328 feet at Bluebell Knoll on Boulder Mountain. Running for about 100 miles along the northern edge of the Grand Staircase, the Aquarius Plateau was formed by tectonic plate uplift on the Colorado Plateau. The ...