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?
OGDEN — Pioneer Day is nearly here, Utah.
LAYTON — Even the fish will be happy about a cooperative project carried out Wednesday evening at Andy Adams Reservoir.
A couple of years, ago I wrote an article about the value of a GPS on the trail. I ride with a Garmin Montana 600. Back then I was using a Garmin 60CSX, which is an upgrade from the Garmin eTrex Vista – my first GPS.
In the high-end world of sports sedans there are a number of choices making those that can afford them very happy, very happy indeed. With vehicles that are set up to provide more horsepower than most of us would ever deem necessary (unless pulling something like a mobile home behind them) a…
FARMINGTON — A hiker fell about 30 feet into a creek east of Farmington on Saturday, suffering multiple injuries, police said.
The original plan was to explore the ATV trails at Little Moab eight miles north of Eureka. Little Moab was named after the famous and challenging trails found in Moab in southeast Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY — A 60-year-old convicted poacher has filed a civil suit claiming Utah game wardens caused rotator cuff tears in both of his shoulders by handcuffing him behind the back.
Amasa Basin is located in the remote backcountry of Utah’s western desert. The turnoff to the trailhead is located at mile 51.5 on Highway 6 southwest of Delta. We took advantage of accommodations there rather than roughing it in the high desert.
OGDEN — Like the fresh produce it’s become known for, Farmers Market Ogden continues to grow.
SYRACUSE — The city’s new Syracuse Island splash pad begins operating this weekend with a grand opening.
OGDEN — Happy trails, Weber County.
The day dawned bright and clear. I was going on a ride with my grandson, Michael. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky – well just a little wisp of one toward the south. Little did we know what that wisp of a cloud was going to do.
Axes, hatchets and tomahawks are flying freely in Northern Utah as the blade-flinging recreational craze opens in new locations with expanded activities —and beer licenses — in place.
The San Rafael Swell has some ATV trails that go to some remarkable places. While I have been on some of them, I am always looking for new ones to explore.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Diesel Brothers and an environmental group are in settlement talks over penalties the truck makers will pay for selling vehicles with “defeat” devices to circumvent pollution controls.
Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…
Some of my favorite ATV trails are in the San Rafael Swell. Revisiting them renews the excitement I had when I rode them the first time. When I take people with me who haven’t been there before, it makes it even better.
For those who need more than just a summit as the capstone to their hike, Weber State's Outdoor Program is leading hikes to three local waterfalls this summer: Waterfall Canyon, Farmington Creek and Adams Canyon.
ANTELOPE ISLAND — A bison seriously injured a hiker Saturday afternoon on Antelope Island, a state parks officer said.
Rain will finally leave Northern Utah alone this weekend, just in time to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday.