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Some people enjoy hiking, others even enjoy backpacking trips, but a smaller subset of outdoor enthusiasts take the sport to a whole other level by combining the two into what is called Thru-hiking.

Zion National Park sees record-breaking visitation

Oct 20, 2021
Sydney Berenyi

Zion National Park has seen an increase in tourist visitation, making it another record-breaking year for the park.

Dogs On The Trail

Apr 30, 2021

Many dogs love to accompany their humans on hikes, and faculty in USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine offer some tips for the trail.

People hiking

As closures as part of the efforts to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic continue, Utahns are taking to the outdoors in full force. 


  It’s Summertime! The kids are out of school and life slows down for some of us and speeds up for others. Trips to favorite vacation spots and into the backcountry ramp up. On Monday’s Access Utah, we’ll come together as a UPR community to share ideas for summertime trips, activities, traditions and stories.

Julie Hollist Terrill, director of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau, will join us to talk about arts venues, hikes, campsites, vacations, staycations, fun and adventure.

Zion National Park reported record number of visitors in 2017.

Both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks have reported a record number of visitors for 2017.

Zion National Park saw more than 4.5 million visitors last year, which is up 5 percent from 2016. While Bryce Canyon National Park recorded 2.6 million visitors — a 9-percent increase.


A Utah town's leaders are hoping they can limit the number of people hiking to a nearby scenic canyon.

Kanarraville leaders fear recreational traffic will degrade the town's drinking water.

Salt Lake City Ranks Fourth Best City For Staycations

Jun 7, 2016

Although many Utahns leave the state for vacations during the summer, many choose to stay home for financial reasons, work obligation or simply not wanting the hassle of planning a trip. But staying home doesn’t necessarily mean summer will be boring, especially in Salt Lake City.