recreation

Large brown bull moose standing in a wildflower field.
National Park Service

Wildlife experts are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of potential encounters with moose, deer and other big game. 

Utah Lake experiences toxic algae bloom.
utahlakecommission.org

For a third straight year, Utah officials are warning residents that a toxic algae bloom has made parts of Utah Lake near Provo unsafe for recreation. 

State and county agencies said Tuesday that recent tests on water samples showed high levels of toxin-producing cyanobacteria in the waters of Provo Bay. Other parts of the lake are not affected by the algal bloom and considered safe for recreation.

Thousands Of Game Birds Being Released In Utah

Nov 2, 2017
wildlife.utah.gov

This week, personnel from the Division of Wildlife Resources are working with volunteers to release more than 10,000 pheasants across Utah. This effort will supply birds for the 2017 pheasant hunt.

Utah Trust Lands Auctioned Off For School Revenue

Oct 27, 2016
trustlands.utah.gov

The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or SITLA, currently manages over three million acres of land.  Although not technically public, these trust lands are generally open for biking, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.  On October 19th, over 3,500 acres of trust lands across the state were sold at auction, generating over $6 million for Utah schools.  Areas that were formerly open for outdoor recreation are now closed. 

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.

Katie Peikes / UPR

For the last two years, several groups worked on making the Highline Trail — a trail at the mouth of the north side of Logan Canyon — available for public use. They saw the completion of their efforts as the trail officially opened on Thursday.  

Off-Trail Visitors Stick Together

Jan 27, 2016
nps.gov

Visitors to national parks and forests often leave designated trails, despite signs and rangers telling them not to. Utah State University scientists used GPS technology to follow visitors off-trail and assess their impacts.


Cherry Peak Resort to Open This Winter

Dec 8, 2015
Katie Peikes / UPR

Managers of privately owned Cherry Peak Resort have announced on its Facebook page that it will open Dec. 21. 

 

 

Cherry Peak Resort's crew has been working to ensure the resort's vision becomes a reality. Over the last few months, they have added an additional lift, made snow, talked to investors and are finishing the construction of the lodge.