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.
In just eight days, three boats infested with quagga mussels almost launched on water bodies in Northern Utah. Fortunately, skilled technicians with the Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks found the mussels before the boats were able to launch.
The ATV trails in San Juan County have been on my list for a long time. I was pleased when the NUATV club scheduled a ride on the Arch Canyon Trail. One of the guides for the annual San Juan Safari, Ron Toomey, was kind enough to take us through this historic and beautiful country.
If you'd like to introduce someone to fishing — or you'd like to give fishing a try, but you don't have a fishing license — this Saturday is your chance.
While Lake Powell is just coming into its season of water sports, prime time for the ATV trails is over. People who use the Ticaboo Resort as a recreational base for riding during the summer will take to the high mountain trails of the Henry Mountains.
I have been on the waters of Lake Powell enough to know that it is a different world in and of itself. Not having my own boat, Lake Powell hasn’t been on my list.
Crescent Junction on I-70 east of Green River is the place to turn south to Moab. Just three miles east is the sleepy little town of Thompson Springs — a place to stage a great ATV adventure.
With the popularity of four-seat UTVs, more ATV companies have been stepping up to the plate. One of the challenges facing manufacturers has been building one that can handle some of the tight turns found on our mountain trails.
The 31st annual running of the ATVs will open in Fillmore this year on June 19. Open to ATVs and UTVs, the National ATV/UTV Jamboree is the oldest jamboree in the state and would rival any other in the nation for that position.
HUNTSVILLE — As busy as Snowbasin Resort gets in the winter, summers are becoming increasingly popular at the Northern Utah ski area.
Being a guy who loves to ride an ATV in the backcountry, it never crossed my mind that anyone else in the ATV community would have a different perspective. Imagine my surprise when I got an email from my good friend, Sherry Sheppard, from Fillmore offering just that — a different perspective.
In the thick of Utah’s mud season, Ogden Trails Network and Weber Pathways have partnered to update hikers, bikers and horse riders on Weber County’s trail conditions.
With the record of success that ATV jamborees have had in Utah, a new event has been planned in Beaver County. The 2018 Beaver Trails Jamboree will be held May 16-19 and registration will be open through May 4.
In February, we reviewed the ATV events slated for the year in Utah. The Tri-State Jamboree was held last month in Hurricane. Attended by a record number of riders, it continues to be a hit in the ATV community nationwide.
It was the second ride we had ventured out on in our Tri-State Jamboree experience. I love a new trail, and the Enterprise Reservoir/Pinnacles ride was new to the trail offerings at the jamboree.
Few things are more predictable than the unpredictability of March weather in Utah. We left Layton planning to leave the snow, rain and cold weather behind for the sunshine in Hurricane.
The ride began at the city park in Eureka. The purpose was to find a trail on the Prospector Trail System for the ATV club’s first ride of the year. The mild winter made this possible in February.
I have written articles about respecting the land and staying on designated trails. After talking with Jerrica Archibald, who is in charge of communications for the national Tread Lightly organization, I realize that it is about much more than trail etiquette.
The last week of February was unusually snowy for 2018.
FARMINGTON — The outdoor retail giant Recreational Equipment Inc. has put its relationship with Utah-based Vista Outdoor on hold.
The warm days we had in January and February found me out on the trail already. I have had four days riding so far this year and I don’t remember ever riding so early in the year. Now here I am staring out my window at real February weather contemplating the purposes I find in ATV adventures.
Farmington-based Vista Outdoor has found itself in the crosshairs of consumers calling to boycott companies supporting gun groups like the National Rifle Association.
We were looking for something strange on our ride in the desert west of Fillmore. A high wall of lava formations exists on the north side of Pahvant Butte called the Lace Curtain — a curious formation unlike anything I have ever seen before.
A series of winter storms that started last weekend is reviving this year’s ski season.
The first four-wheeled ATV was introduced by Suzuki in 1982. Now there are over 202,000 OHVs registered in Utah.
We are already over a month into 2018 and I have not written about the ATV jamborees scheduled for 2018. I was reminded of that fact in an email from Vickie Mattson last week. While an article I wrote came out on the Tri-State Jamboree coming up in March, that does not help anyone plan for t…
I have been on a ride to the Toquerville Falls before, but it was a destination point. We did not take any trails past the falls. A friend told me that the trail on the other side of the falls was worth exploring. Well, my interest was piqued. Having spent a day riding to the Grand Canyon wi…
We had reached the Grand Gulch Mine in the Arizona Strip, enjoyed a lunch break, and toured the mine site. Still having the rest of the day ahead of us, we headed for the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
Winter in Northern Utah has been pretty dry so far this year, but snow — and lots of it — is in the forecast for the weekend.
Davis County will play host to a Tour of Utah stage once again this summer.
SYRACUSE — This ice doesn’t melt, but it did go away for a couple of years.
Jeffery Eddings loves the freedom a snowmobile provides — the thrill of following a new trail, the seemingly limitless expanse of the winter landscape, the opportunity to connect with fellow outdoors enthusiasts.
Outdoor-loving college students could soon have a way to turn their passion for recreation into a vocation.
Kick off the New Year with a hike at one of four Utah State Parks during the state’s annual First Day Hikes program.
The variety of ATV trails available to ride in Utah has been the subject of this column for the past 13 years. Some of that variety is reflected in the width of the trails. So what about those 50-inch gates? Trail restrictions exist for different reasons depending on the particular trail.
There is nothing quite like the Christmas season. As soon as the clocks change and the days get shorter, Black Friday is upon us and we are in the full swing of the shopping holidays.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Board of Parks and Recreation, along with several other boards within the Utah Department of Natural Resources, haven’t been following public records law.
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.
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.
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.
HUNTSVILLE — Quickly cooling temperatures and snow dusting Northern Utah’s peaks can only mean one thing: Ski season is coming.