WASHINGTON TERRACE — Jean Dixon smashes her fists into the punching bag, exhorted by coach Rob Matthews to deliver rapid combinations.
SNOWBASIN — Many in Northern Utah, around the state and even around the world, are familiar with Snowbasin, an iconic landscape that is a former Olympic site.
When Polaris introduced the Sportsman Ace line in 2014, only two models were offered — the 325 and the 570. It was a totally new idea in ATV design. Instead of riding on the machine, the rider rides inside the ATV.
CACHE COUNTY — The Elk Festival offers a variety of ways to keep your kids busy this Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE — Forget about pumpkin patches, apple picking and trees turning colors.
BRIGHAM CITY — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is hosting another round of meetings across the state to gather public feedback on several wildlife management issues.
Thanksgiving is here along with the madness of the holiday shopping season. ATV friends can be tricky to buy for because of their particular tastes. Here are some gift ideas that would please any rider:
Powder is falling from the sky and the mountains are turning white, which means skiing season is almost here — and with it comes avalanche season.
A community fishing pond in Wasatch Mountain State Park near Midway has been overrun by goldfish.
The Boy Scouts of America has mortgaged one of the most spectacular properties it owns, the vast Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, to help secure a line of credit as the financially strapped organization faces a growing wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits.
Four-seat UTVs are the most popular machines on the market, not just for their ability to carry passengers, but for the available space in which to put gear. When not needed, the two rear seats make it easy for two people to ride into the back country with everything needed for the trip.
Learning to plan a ride to fit the riders has been a challenge. Having ridden with families with young children, people who have never ridden before, and guys who you have trouble keeping up with, it is important to know what will make everyone happy by the end of the ride.
Riding with a GPS and the reasons I like to ride with one were expressed in an article I wrote last July. I ride with a Garmin Montana 600. It is outdated, but it does everything I need it to do.
WEST VALLEY CITY — The thousands of Utahns who cut down their own Christmas trees every year can get an early start on the project by purchasing their permits in November.
LOGAN — When Matthew Havertz set out to make a documentary about the legend of a Bear Lake Monster, he didn’t know there was a member of his family who saw something strange in Bear Lake back in 1977.
We had arrived at Coyote Hollow in the area of Bryce Canyon after riding 90 miles from Kanab. Our little band of 14 had reservations at a variety of motels so we split up and planned to meet back at the hollow for the ride back in the morning.
A group of teens slide on a makeshift rail feature on freshly made artificial snow for some pre season fun on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at the bottom of Snowbasin. The resort has turned on their snowmaking machines and opening day is scheduled for Nov. 27.
Take 300 cowboys and cowgirls, add another 300 horses, then throw in roughly 775 head of thundering bison, and what have you got?
In planning for an ATV ride next summer from Kanab to Bear Lake, we needed to plan an exact route. We have planned five days to do it and shooting from the hip would leave us somewhere between nowhere and where we want to be. Knowing the rest of the route from Bryce Canyon to Bear Lake, we n…
The light geese general hunting season will open Friday.
My friend Keaton Gerrard, his dad, Cory, and I all drive Polaris Ace 325 ATVs. Now we call ourselves The Tres Aces. The Ace, simply put, is an ATV with a single seat, roll cage, a steering wheel and a gas pedal. They are a lot of fun to drive, especially when there are three of us.
As an ATV rider, finding a trail I haven’t ridden before is like finding ATV treasure. I have been on the Mantua Trails and have enjoyed many trips to Inspiration Point. From there, the views of Ogden Valley are remarkable, especially at night.
EDEN — A new sentinel overlooks the top of James Peak, honoring local ski legend Ben Geiger and the mountainous terrain that inspired him and keeps on inspiring others.
Having written a lot about the Paiute ATV Trail System this year, I thought that an overview of the system and what it means to Utah might be of interest. While the greatest impact relates to the four counties in which the trail system resides, other trail systems have been or are in develop…
When I purchased my first ATV in 1993, I was excited to be a part of a community of people who chose this way to see Utah. My new ATV was in the 300cc class; the biggest machine at the time was a Yamaha Big Bear with a 400cc engine.
In my 27 years of riding experience, I have learned a few things about trails and the people who ride them that might be of interest. A recent article published in the Standard Examiner about some problems with ATVs in the area around Eden got me thinking.
OGDEN — At the inaugural Weber County Sport Shooting Complex recreation open house Saturday, James Akagi walked away with a new gun case he won in a drawing.
Saturday at the Xterra Pan-American Championship off-road triathlon at Pineview Reservoir and Snowbasin Resort, many of the world’s elite athletes in the sport will compete for $80,000 in prize money.
CLEARFIELD — The city’s Dog Splash & Dash will be held here this weekend.
One of Weber County’s best-kept secrets is going on display this weekend.
Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place?
The Paiute ATV Trail System has some of my favorite places to ride. It has a wonderful variety of scenery on trails that take you from the valleys of Central Utah into mountain peaks thousands of feet above.
We were eight riders in number and we started our ATV adventure in Fillmore Utah. I wanted to take a ride up Chalk Creek Canyon.
You think standing on a stand-up paddleboard is difficult? You should try Downward-facing Dog or Warrior III poses.
SNOWBASIN — Improvements are coming to Snowbasin Resort this fall, including plans for increased snowmaking, additional parking and new food service options in the Earl’s Lodge.
UINTAH — The dream of completing the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is advancing with a flurry of projects in Weber and Davis counties.
EDEN — The ability to safely combine exercise with jaunts to the grocery store, school or favorite eateries recently moved from “dream” to “done” in Ogden’s upper valley, thanks to a new path connecting Wolf Creek Resorts to the heart of Eden and beyond.
Last year I wrote an article about Rick and Debbie Worthen — neighbors I took for a ride on the Manti trails for their 30th anniversary. This year, the neighbors next door came to me and said, “Do you remember what you did with them last year? We want to do that with you this year.” Always l…
OGDEN — The Ogden Bicycle Collective, which flourishes with a strong volunteer ethos, has a new director who hopes to put his bike industry experience to good use.
Top cyclists from around the world will make their way up the steep, winding Powder Mountain Road as part of stage two of the Tour of Utah race this week.
The plan was to take a night ride on the Paiute ATV Trail System. The problem was that we were unsure of the route.
I had taken the turn at the sign marking the route the Devil’s Armchair before, but was frustrated in actually finding the geologic structure. This time I was following someone who actually knew what we were supposed to see.
Over the years, we have had a couple of opportunities to have a week with the Volkswagen Jetta. However this week was special as our test ride came in the GLI trim level. This is important, being the sixth generation for VW of the “hot sedan” and after 35 years of refinement, this new sedan …
I have ridden at night in the past, but it hasn’t always been on purpose. I remember one ride early in my riding experiences. We were staying in Junction, Utah on the Paiute Trail System.
OGDEN — The state of Utah has a new rodeo representative.
OGDEN — For the past 85 years, cowboys and cowgirls have gathered in the Ogden area for the quintessential western event: the rodeo.
What has to be considered the granddaddy of the luxury SUV is the Mercedes G Class. It includes a look all its own and sets a standard for going off-road that puts the G-Wagon in a class by itself. On paper this new version will go anywhere, not only doing it in style but also surrounded in …
OGDEN — It started with honoring the bravery of soldiers and cancer patients.
The number of bear incidents across the Wasatch Front have doubled since last year, according to a news release from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Who will take the crown at this year's Miss Rodeo Utah?