BOUNTIFUL — Construction started this week on a major extension of one of Northern Utah’s most popular trails.
After the two ATV adventures into the Mineral Mountains last year that I enjoyed during Beaver Adventure Days, Michelle Evans of the Beaver County Travel Council invited me back to take another look. I asked my friend, Bob Brady of Farmington, to come along and I had another ATV adventure in…
Having only heard about the San Francisco Mountains near Milford, I looked forward to doing some exploring there. I was especially interested in learning more about the charcoal kilns that still exist near the ghost town of Frisco.
The Utah Wildlife Board voted on Thursday to approve a decrease in the number of general season permits for the 2021 deer hunt in an effort to maintain healthy deer populations across the state.
Having been introduced to the new facilities and concessions now offered by Brad and Julie Benson at the Big Mountain Lodge in Ferron, it was time to see more of the splendor of the San Rafael Swell. We had a great ride the day before to the Copper Globe Mine (Standard-Examiner, April 8, 202…
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The letter is hitting mailboxes across Utah.
After being canceled last year because of the pandemic, Rally on the Rocks is on for 2021. The dates are set for May 12-15 and while some rides are full, there are plenty of openings to fill and still time to register.
Ready for an outdoors road trip? You are not alone! Many Ogden residents are looking to get outdoors right now for a post-lockdown road trip vacation getaway with plenty of social distancing. But before you plan that road trip to one of our federal lands in Utah, such as the national parks, …
On any given trip from Ogden to St. George, you have passed through Beaver. Having been on the road a while, it is a good place to take a break either for a Blizzard at the DQ or a bag of cheese curds at the Creamery.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and other wildlife agencies unveiled on Thursday a “revolutionary” method for decontaminating boats and removing invasive quagga mussels.
Each ATV trail system in Utah offers its own unique brand of opportunities to explore. From the splendor of the desert, the beauty of the shifting sands, the mysteries of mining districts and the grandeur of the lofty mountain trails, there are plenty of the reasons to get off the highway an…
BOUNTIFUL — While members of Utah’s Congressional Delegation push for federal legislation to enhance the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Davis County is working on a measure of its own that involves a significant extension of the popular Northern Utah trail.
About 1,500 people call Ferron home, which is down from the 2010 census by about 9%. Founded in 1877 by three pioneer families, Ferron started as a farming community. Riding into town from the San Rafael Swell 144 years later, I noticed that it is still a farming community.
OGDEN — A previously stalled piece of federal legislation that would extend and improve the popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail has been reintroduced by two members of Utah’s Congressional Delegation.
OGDEN — Two hikers who became stranded in an icy cliff area of Beus Canyon on Tuesday were rescued by Weber County search teams and a state helicopter.
HUNTSVILLE — The feds have allocated some $600,000 to help with plans to upgrade Pineview Reservoir to contend with growing traffic at the U.S. Forest Service facility.
HUNTSVILLE — Due to increasing habitat destruction, crime and littering, overnight camping will be sharply restricted this spring and summer at the Middle Fork Wildlife Management Area.
OGDEN — An in-person version of Ogden’s marathon is still at least a year out, but the group that organizes the event has a full slate of live activities planned for 2021, inching closer to their pre-pandemic operation.
Sanpete County has announced that The Manti Mountain ATV-UTV Run is on for 2021. After being cancelled last year, two events have been planned this year to accommodate more riders. The first one is scheduled for July 13-14, followed by a fall ride September 17-18.
My wife suggested an adventure that did not include ATVs. After a moment of trying to imagine that, I wisely accepted her invitation to visit Death Valley.
It was the first ride of the year. There were plenty of reasons to go out on the trail — I had already missed some days of good riding weather, I was running out of things to write about and my grandson, Mark, bought a Polaris RZR so he was pushing Grandpa to go.
CROYDEN — It looks as though a new state park will be established in Morgan County.
The Utah State Legislature passed the Off-Highway Vehicle Act in 1971 which created the Division of Parks and Recreation’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program. Fifty years later, this OHV program remains strong and actively engaged in the OHV community.
OGDEN — Parks in Hooper, South Ogden and Ogden will be getting large injections of funding thanks to a special county sales tax earmarked for such projects.
It is exciting to see the ATV jamborees coming back online after being cancelled during the pandemic. This is my third article about jamborees being scheduled for 2021.
MORGAN — The Weber River between Henefer and Morgan is a growing magnet for kayakers, tubers and anglers, but as pressures increase, interested parties are wondering who will be calling the shots.
I wrote an article that appeared in the Standard-Examiner on Jan. 28 entitled, “What if someone else wants my ATV more than I do?” In that article, I related accounts of people losing ATVs and equipment to theft. That article ended with this statement, “Take stock of the things you can to do…
The third annual Beaver County Trails Jamboree did not happen. Because of the 2020 pandemic, a lot of things didn’t happen last year. In the case of Beaver County, however, the story didn’t stop there.
OGDEN — To cut the ribbon on a new Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center, Weber State University President Brad Mortensen not only traveled from his office to the south side of campus — he rappelled approximately 65 feet.
As 2021 opened, one of the questions on the minds of many in the ATV community was if there would be any jamborees slated for the year. I am happy to report that there will be. Riding in Utah’s scenic backcountry is one of the safest activities in which a rider can participate. It is next to…
EDEN — A planned new chairlift and several new trails, part of a massive expansion at the Nordic Valley ski resort, are open to the public.
The byline of these articles for over 16 years has been “ATV Adventures.” The first article came out in December 2004. At that time, there was no popular side-by-side with a recreational purpose.
The interest in developing ATV trail systems is growing across Utah. People with ATVs want places to ride and counties want to provide them — and for good reason. The tourist dollars brought to a county with nearby trails are significant.
The slope where a Clinton snowboarder died in an avalanche Friday was the site of three previous fatalities since 2005, according to a Utah Avalanche Center report.
We are a week into the new year and if you have pickled your machine thinking there is no place to ride, you have made a big mistake. The hustle and bustle of Christmas is behind us and planning a January ATV trip is just the thing to fight the winter blahs.
Driving along I-15 from Bountiful to Layton in view of the Francis Peak radar towers, you might not know about the treasure trove of trails that exist high above the valley on these mountains. Many locals have driven a car or truck on the road to the gate at the base of the big white ball ho…
Amanda Dilworth’s lifelong love of cameras and photography needed another outlet, but she had little notion that rodeo would provide it.
To track the history of ATVs, we only need to go back to 1968. The first ATV was a three-wheeler and it was made popular in 1970 with Honda’s All Terrain Cycle — the ATC 90.
Being aware of ATVs didn’t make me interested in them — that came later. As a boy growing up in Oklahoma, I loved riding my bike, especially on dirt trails. The Cushman scooters were popular when I was in high school, but a friend’s accident on one made me leery of motorcycles. I was content…
MORGAN — Morgan County finally has its first hotel, 165 years after pioneers settled the community.
Fremont Island, part of Weber County, is now open to visitors.
Buying gifts for your ATV friends, whether it is for Christmas or a birthday, can be tricky. They are known to be pretty picky — I know, I am one of them. One Christmas, my wife gave me a 4-gallon flat gas can because she had heard me talking about them. The right thing to do would have been…
BOUNTIFUL — Bountiful has a new town square complete with separate ice skating and water features, and boosters are hoping it heralds big things for commerce and activity in the city center.
Be sure to bring a face covering when you visit Weber County’s three ski resorts.
The world of accessories has grown exponentially with the booming success of UTVs. George Hamblin, who is familiar with my ATV articles, recently sent me an email asking my opinion on must-have add-ons for a side-by-side.
OGDEN — As uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remains, organizers of the Ogden Marathon say Junction City’s largest single-day event will take place virtually in 2021.
Riding the Hole-in-the-Rock Trail on an ATV is a journey of discovery. Built by an expedition of pioneers in 1879, the end of the trail culminates at a point where these early engineers blasted a hole to widen a rock crevasse to make a 45-degree descent to the Colorado River in their trek to…
FARMINGTON — The Utah Department of Transportation has finished a $1 million upgrade on the trail system adjacent to Legacy Parkway — a timely development, as Utahns flock to get outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MORGAN — Wasatch Peaks Ranch’s developers and a Morgan County citizens’ group are trading punches in court while work progresses on the 12,000-acre private ski and recreation resort.
Escalante is a quiet little town surrounded by of some of the most amazing country I have ever visited. Located on the edge of the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument on Highway 12, it provides lodging and supplies for those who visit the monument.
Our stay for this ATV adventure was in Escalante, right in the middle of Highway 12 — a top-rated byway in the country. Our ride through Horse Canyon began in Escalante as we trailered to our drop point.