Axes, hatchets and tomahawks are flying freely in Northern Utah as the blade-flinging recreational craze opens in new locations with expanded activities —and beer licenses — in place.
The San Rafael Swell has some ATV trails that go to some remarkable places. While I have been on some of them, I am always looking for new ones to explore.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Diesel Brothers and an environmental group are in settlement talks over penalties the truck makers will pay for selling vehicles with “defeat” devices to circumvent pollution controls.
Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…
Some of my favorite ATV trails are in the San Rafael Swell. Revisiting them renews the excitement I had when I rode them the first time. When I take people with me who haven’t been there before, it makes it even better.
For those who need more than just a summit as the capstone to their hike, Weber State's Outdoor Program is leading hikes to three local waterfalls this summer: Waterfall Canyon, Farmington Creek and Adams Canyon.
ANTELOPE ISLAND — A bison seriously injured a hiker Saturday afternoon on Antelope Island, a state parks officer said.
Rain will finally leave Northern Utah alone this weekend, just in time to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday.
WOODS CROSS — Utah’s Diesel Brothers, stars of a TV reality show, are now featured in a truck building simulator video game.
The Bureau of Land Management led a public auto tour along a National Backcountry Byway that follows the original Promontory Branch north of the Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the Transcontinental Railroad route. The tour happened just days before the 150th anniversary of the …
Saturday is Star Wars Day.
OGDEN — The oldest Boy Scout troop in the Ogden area is celebrating 100 years this month.
Betting on horse races remains illegal in this state — the Utah Legislature effectively killed a bill earlier this year that would have allowed parimutuel wagering — but half of the above activity is still legal.
OGDEN — This year’s Fort Buenaventura Easter Rendezvous will include a slightly different take on the mountain-man theme.
LAYTON — The 47th annual Northern Utah Coin Show comes to the Davis Conference Center this weekend.
OGDEN — This weekend, folks in Ogden will be climbing the walls — and the boulders.
Utah counties are discovering the benefits of appealing to the ATV community. Kane County has announced its first ATV jamboree — The Kanab Red Rock ATV Jamboree May 1-4, 2019.
Last year saw the first annual Beaver County Trails Jamboree. Held in May, it is quickly establishing itself as a premier event.
Robert Moor didn’t set out to be a public speaker.
An ATV or UTV has a basic list of features, and there is a balance between the features included and the price of the machine. Too many features drive the price high. Not enough and the machine loses its appeal.
WILLARD — The Willard Spur, a wetlands ecosystem that teems with waterfowl during migration seasons, is getting more attention as Utah monitors increasingly stressed shore areas along the Great Salt Lake.
Being January, the need to ride pushed us south to get out of the cold and snow. It worked last year when we rode south from St. George to the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Participating in any sport requires a measure of responsibility as a role model. When riding in the backcountry in any kind of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV), people you encounter will form an opinion of you. It is a natural reaction to just your being there.
Cottontail rabbits have done really well in Utah over the past few years. It was only a matter of time, though, before the ups and downs of a 10-year population cycle caught up to them.
HUNTSVILLE — It's finally here, everyone.
My interest in the Polaris General was piqued when it was introduced in 2016. Not having as much utility as the Ranger nor being as sporty as the RZR, the General had a nice mix of utility and sport.
OGDEN — Winter is almost upon us.
Nine years ago, I rode the Hog Canyon trails on an ATV and had determined never to go back — especially after surviving some harrowing sections of the trail that still bring back memories. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, “There is no use crying — it will just fog up your goggles.”
Seeing the snow on the mountains and experiencing the first hard freeze of fall, some may be thinking that the riding season is over. Before you think about pickling your pride and joy for the winter, there is one more jamboree that is worth your attention.
As a person who loves to spend time in the back country, I am increasingly aware of the responsibility that goes with forays into the forests and canyons of Utah. The potential I have as an individual to impact areas I enjoy has made me more sensitive to principles of responsible and ethical…
The NUATV club responded when the call went out from the Public Lands Equal Access Alliance (PLEAA) in conjunction with the Forest Service to help sign trails on the Shoshone Trail System. It was a chance to give back service in providing assistance to maintain trails we like to ride.
Salt Lake City — Starting Jan. 1, you can use corn as bait at any fishing water in Utah. You can also keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two-day possession limit statewide, and have a better chance at catching big channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir.
With more than 1,200 wildfires in Utah this year burning over 383 square miles of land, one might wonder if the only fall colors to see will be some shade of black. As reported Sunday in the Standard-Examiner, there are eight active wildfires currently burning.
I love riding trails that are new to me. Discovering Utah’s beautiful back country on an ATV is a favorite pastime. However, riding an old favorite can be just as delightful.
VERNAL — If you live near a field in the Uinta Basin, you’re no stranger to the loud, rattling call of the sandhill cranes that call the area home.
If you have a current Utah hunting, fishing or combination license, you can visit either of the Division of Wildlife Resources public shooting ranges on Saturday and shoot for free. The only exception are the trap and skeet ranges at the facilities, where shooting will be half price.
Snowbasin Resort again played host to the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship (half-marathon) and the Pan-Am Championship (triathlon), with local athletes taking top spots in both events.
With summer winding down, we still have the best part of the ATV riding season to enjoy. Utah offers some 75,000 miles of trails to ride and some of the most spectacular scenery available to enjoy.
Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending changes that will affect anglers in Utah for the next two years. If the changes are approved, you’d be allowed to use corn as bait at all of Utah’s fishing waters, keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two…
LAYTON — Some of the world’s top men’s professional cycling teams will peddle their way through Davis County Thursday during stage three of the Tour of Utah.
The request was unusual. A neighbor who has never been on an ATV adventure approached me about an ATV ride for their anniversary.
One of the goals in going as a group on an ATV ride is to come back with the same number of people who started together. Of course, there is safety in numbers — especially due to the nature of Utah trails, which lead riders out a long way from services needed.
Since Textron Off Road took over the Arctic Cat line of ATVs and snowmobiles, I have been excited to test the VLX 700. I was curious to see where they cut to keep the price so low.
When James Coleman bought his first ski resort a little less than 20 years ago, he had achieved a lifelong dream. He also got a heavy dose of reality.
Securing ATVs on a trailer is serious business. I know because I have lost five machines off of trailers I have been pulling.
DUTCH JOHN — Take advantage of your summer travels and come see ospreys, in the air and on top of their huge nests, at the annual Flaming Gorge Osprey Watch.
In addition to celebrating the birth of our country, many Utahns will be looking to escape the heat and wet a fishing line over the July 4 holiday. Fishing can be a great family activity and a perfect way to relax over the holiday. And Utah provides several great options.
The Paiute ATV Trail is a premier destination for OHV riders. Several jamborees showcase this great trail system. One of them is slated for Aug. 8-11 in Marysvale, Utah.
Nordic Valley’s new management quietly revealed massive expansion plans with a website, nordicvalleyproject.com, going live last week.
When I drive Utah’s highways, I am always looking for dirt roads and trails. One of the aspects I enjoy about my riding experience is discovering where trails take me. I ventured out on the Bridger Jack Mesa Trail because of what I had heard about it.