Recreation

Ophir — a historic mining town that's great for ATV adventures

ATV Adventures

Nestled in the hills southeast of Tooele is a colorful little slice of Utah mining history known as...

Recreation

Ophir — a historic mining town that's great for ATV adventures

ATV Adventures

Nestled in the hills southeast of Tooele is a colorful little slice of Utah mining history known as Ophir. Named after the area where the rich mines of the biblical King Solomon were located, Ophir came with all the amenities of a typical mining town in the 1880’s. While it was considerably...


Recreation

Exploring the Mantua ATV trails of Northern Utah

ATV Mantua

During my ATV adventures I often pass trails I would like to take, but they don’t fit the plans of the day. Making mental notes, I look for opportunities for discovery another day. In early November, I went back to the Inspiration Point trails south of Mantua. I actually remembered one of...


Recreation

Curtis Creek to Randolph – fast and fun

Don Erekson on the trail to Randolph at Roundup Spring

I always enjoy learning about a new trail, so when one came up in a conversation with Mike Sheridan of Ogden, I was ready to go. I talked my neighbor, Don Erekson, into going with me. We loaded up and headed to Monte Cristo to meet Mike at the snowmobile parking lot near Ant Flat Road on Highway 39....


Recreation

Northern Utah ski resorts gearing up for winter season

Snowbasin snow guns

Quickly cooling temperatures and snow dusting Northern Utah’s peaks can only mean one thing: Ski season is coming.


Environment

ATVs could be coming to Antelope Island State Park

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The Utah Department of Natural Resources is mulling the idea of guided tours on some trails.


Recreation

Upgrade ski, snowboard equipment during the Ogden Ski Swap this weekend

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There are still a few weeks to upgrade or trade in your skiing equipment before Northern Utah’s ski resorts open for the season.


Recreation

Challenges on the Castle County Trail System

ATV adventures

A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the Castle Country Trail System in 2015. Offering more than 250 miles of trail covering an area around Helper and Price, this trail features railroad history, Indian history and wildlife. The map gives GPS coordinates and pictures of several interesting sites....


Recreation

Volunteers, trail lovers needed to repair big scar in Ogden foothills

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The Front Climbing Club and Ogden Trails Network are seeking a throng of volunteers to mend an ugly abrasion in the Ogden foothills. Dubbed the “Castle Rock Scar” because it runs from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to the popular Castle Rock climbing boulder, the gash is visible...


Recreation

Utah hunters, hikers cautioned to prevent conflicts this fall

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If you’re out on the trails during hunting season, make sure to avoid wearing earth-toned colors. 


Recreation

Nearly 200 miles on Utah's Paiute Trails

Max Reid Trail

Morning in the sleepy little town of Marysvale dawned clear and cool. I say “little” because during the off season there are only about 400 people who call it home. I say “sleepy” because there is no place to get breakfast in the morning. I say “clear” because...


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