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Category Archives: Utah

Why Does the Catholic Church Oppose Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola?

We don’t often hear about the intersection between skiing and religion, so when the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City came out in opposition to the proposed Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola, we were curious. The Backstory: Little Cottonwood Canyon Gondola Controversy Reignites With DOT Recommendation Last week the Diocese, which is the hub for the […]

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After Embezzlement Scandal, Jay Peak Gets a Fresh Start with New Owners

After a half decade of limbo, Vermont’s Jay Peak is finally getting a new owner. Since an elaborate Ponzi scheme concocted by businessman Ariel Quiros and Jay Peak CEO Bill Stenger defrauded resort investors of $350 million between 2008 and 2016, the resort has been in conservatorship—the property of the U.S. government. An auction that […]

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Biden Restored National Monuments Reduced by Trump. Now Utah Is Suing to Shrink Them Again.

The state of Utah and two of its counties filed a lawsuit seeking to block President Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments on Wednesday, five years after former President Trump drastically reduced the size of each monument in 2017.  In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Utah, the state […]

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Where Outside’s Editors Traveled This Summer

This was the summer we all longed to get back out there, despite skyrocketing gas prices and long flight delays. From close-to-home adventures to far-flung explorations, here’s where some Outside editors traveled this season, their secret finds, and the gear that made their trips all that much better. Alpenglow Expeditions’ Loophole route is one of […]

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Bryce Canyon Hikes: 12 Trails For Your Next Trip

From our partners at Backpacker Magazine. In the shadows of better-known Utah destinations like Zion and Canyonlands national parks, Bryce Canyon often gets overlooked. But skip it at your own peril: Bryce might be one of the nation’s smallest parks, but it features some of the country’s most astonishing geology. Best known for its glowing […]

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A Hiker Tried to Burn a Spider. He Allegedly Sparked a Wildfire Instead.

There are some safety tips every adventurer should know: always tell someone where you’re going, pack extra layers of clothing, and never try to kill a spider with a lighter—you might start a wildfire. A man is accused of doing just that during a hike east of Springville, Utah on Monday. Cory Allan Martin, 26, […]

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These 8 Meals are Worth Traveling For

In the late 1970s, my parents took my brother and me to a cabin on Little Cobb Island, an uninhabited dollop of beach and seashells on the Atlantic side of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The cabin was only accessible by boat, and things could get sketchy if the fog rolled in and you drifted too close […]

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