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The altitude at the Bryce Canyon Pines Motel is 7,700 feet. The temperature outside our rooms when we walked outside was 33 degrees. One of our riders splashed water on his windshield to clean it and it turned to ice instantly. That was enough reason to go to the motel’s restaurant and let t…

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We just can’t beat a week with a truck, especially one of the smaller ones such at the Nissan Frontier. Over the past three years Nissan has won many awards for being the top rated mid-sized pickup from JD Powers. As other mid-sized pickups have tended to grow over the years, Nissan has stayed true to its size, and even offers two different length wheel bases in the Frontier.

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Riding an ATV from the northern border to the southern border of Utah has been done before. It takes six days to do it sensibly, if you can make sense of it. We were going from south to the north and we only had five days available so we decided to begin in Kanab and end in Kamas.

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Last week I reviewed the new 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000, but I spent so much space on how much I enjoyed the machine that I ran out of room to write about the ride. It was every bit as great as the KRX.

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Kawasaki is famous for its family friendly four-place Teryx UTV. I have seen these on the trails and often all four seats are filled. 2020 marks the introduction of a new Kawasaki sport UTV — the Teryx KRX 1000.

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Of all the trailheads on the Shoshone ATV Trail System, Curtis Creek is closest to home. Being a little lower in elevation than some of the other mountain trails, we hoped it would be clear of snow.

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We have ridden the Pony Express Trail before, but on this ride I saw the trail through new eyes. We were riding in my Kawasaki Teryx 4 with my brother-in-law, Mike Timothy, and his wife, Katherine. She had a great-great-grandfather who was a Pony Express rider.

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Traveling west from Faust on the Pony Express Trail over Lookout Pass, south of Skull Valley, we found a kiosk with information about the Onaqui Mountain wild horse herd that roams this area. I thought, “Yeah, right,” and remembered the many times I had been told to watch for wild horses on …

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We have always enjoyed driving a Dodge Charger, especially when we have been at events and have got to try out a Hellcat. So it was very intriguing for us to have a week with the new all-wheel drive Charger that should prove to be quite a hit here in the Beehive State.

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When my wife saw the pictures of a geologic feature known as White Pocket that I had visited a couple of years ago, it went on her bucket list. It was the second day of a three-day trip on the Arizona side of the Utah border. The first day, we traveled through the Kaibab Forest visiting view…

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Early last year, Mercedes made an unprecedented move by announcing that it would introduce a new A-Class sedan to the U.S. market. This was great news as the A-Class is a very affordable entry level luxury sedan and would start at just $32,500 for the two-wheel drive, and only $34,800 for the 4Matic, or all-wheel drive version that should prove to be very popular in Utah.

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With snow in the higher elevations still preventing access to mountain ATV trails and travel restrictions being relaxed, people who have been cooped up are busting out all over. I learned that the crowds at Five Mile Pass the weekend of April 25-26 numbered about 2,000. Two serious ATV accid…

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With a history that goes back over 60 years — which includes 4 wheel drive vehicles of every sort from convertibles to trucks — the Toyota Land Cruiser has become an icon and a true 4X4 to be reckoned with. It is also the longest running name in the Toyota line and was at one time their best-selling model. Only the Chevrolet Suburban has a longer running history than that of the Land Cruiser.

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We arrived at Five Mile Pass on Friday and it was empty. That was not the case at the end of our ride. With the snow in the mountains covering trails in the higher altitudes, the spring weather has brought people out of their homes to open riding areas in a big way.

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The all new Mercedes GLB250 comes to the market at just the right time, as Mercedes jumps in with a midsized SUV at a cost that makes owning one a reality for many.

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Two must-have items when I ride ATV trails are my GPS and a camera. I don’t always know where I am, but by the time I get home, I can figure out where I have been. I have written about using a GPS, but finding the right camera for the trail has been a learning process.

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Our ride this week ended up being one of the best 4 wheel drive SUV’s that we have had the opportunity to experience since we started this automotive journey over 10 years ago. We had our first week ever with a Land Rover in Utah in early spring. On top of that it turned out to be the perfect week for a more than capable luxury 4X4.

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For whatever reason we have come to really enjoy any time that we have with the Fiat brand, be it the unique look or just the small size it always seems to draw us in and provide us with a great week of driving.