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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 ...

Snowbasin expansion plans generating positive feedback

Ambitious expansion plans at Snowbasin, including the addition of a 300-room hotel, are generating a favorable response from some of the people familiar with the plans. They certainly haven't generated a strong public backlash, even though development in the Ogden Valley can be a touchy ...

ATV Adventures: SxS Adventure Rally is the last hurrah for 2021

What better place to hold Utah’s last jamboree of the year than in the Hurricane Sands of Southern Utah. The normal high temperature for mid-November is 82 degrees and the normal low is 50. The SxS Adventure Rally is set for Nov. 11-13 at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane. Registration ...

Snowbasin planning major expansion, including 300-room Club Med hotel

Snowbasin has quietly been planning for big changes. Now, operators of the Weber County ski resort are moving forward. They unveiled ambitious plans this week to build a 300-room hotel on Snowbasin grounds, add new retail offerings and upgrade some of the lifts that haul skiers. Some of the ...

ATV Adventures: Trouble on the 506 — an ATV adventure out of Richfield

It was the second day of a two-day ride in Wayne County. The plan was to ride Thousand Lake Mountain. As we pulled into the staging area, it was raining — and not just a little. We sat in the truck and waited for the rain to subside. It didn’t, and we decided to head north to see if we ...

What to know about the Third Annual Ticaboo Fall Rally

Some might think that the jamboree season is over for 2021 with September half over. Well, not so fast there pardner! There are two jamborees scheduled at times and in parts of Utah that don’t see snow and cold weather quite so early. The first one is the subject of this article. Stay tuned ...

After 9 year delay, Ogden kayak park and river restoration nearly completed

OGDEN — An Ogden resident is criticizing the city for failing to maintain a popular recreational park along the Weber River, but city officials point to work now being done as evidence the problem is being addressed. Still, for David Wolfgram and other outdoor enthusiasts who use the ...