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Little Wild Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley Yurt

When compared to its neighbor, Little Wild Horse slot canyon has kept a low profile. Just six miles from Goblin Valley State Park, the Little Wild Horse trail leads into Bell Canyon and creates an impressive 8-mile loop that cuts through the San Rafael Swell. Although it has taken 60 million(ish) years for water to erode the canyon to its current state, it is still very much an ongoing process. Flash floods are a possibility and, depending on the time of…

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The Food Truck Face-Off

With over 30 trucks going head-to-head, the Food Truck Face-Off on June 10th was the largest to date. In fact, it was the largest food truck event ever in Utah. And while the trucks could have competed for pink slips and street cred, they instead chose a worthier cause. Aiming to end homelessness, poverty, and adversity in Utah, the Food Truck League donated over 35% of event ticket sales to local charities. In support of a good cause (and in…

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Salt Lake Gift Guide

Shopping local for the holidays has (at least) two very positive outcomes: 1) The giver has satisfaction of knowing they are supporting their community 2) The receiver is aware of the extra thought and patience put into finding the perfect gift Below I have curated my favorite finds from local stores, artisans, and brands.   1. Firebirds Chile Co. Bloody Mary Mix Edgier than their farmers market friends, the father and son duo behind Firebirds Chile Co. now offers cocktail mixes. Available in…

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Out of State Outdoors TOP PICK Travel



It’s not a competition. But if it were, Jackson Hole would take home the award for ‘most inspiring archetype for a frontier-based ski town.’ Its acceptance speech: a silent and sincere tip of the hat. Jackson is currently embracing a more thoughtful aesthetic. While places like the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar provide the rustic experience you’d head West in a wagon for, the overall vibe is starting to shift. Neon lights adorn newer restaurants, menus offer craft cocktails, and the lodging…

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Under Canvas Moab


Didn’t Edward Abbey say, “everything in the desert will bite you, prick you, or sting you”? Our stay at Under Canvas Moab marked Andrew’s 30th birthday. It also marked the second time I willingly signed a release form for a recreational activity. The first was here. With lush bedding, wonderful service, and breakfast burritos, it is easy to forget that you are in an unforgiving landscape. Yet, Under Canvas Moab offers a balance; a way to experience a unique sort of luxury…

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Red Butte – Water Conservation Garden

Red Butte Conservation Garden

After nearly a decade of planning, Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden opened to the public last May. And as with all things done well, it is hard to remember – or even picture – the space without it. Utilizing the slope above the Fragrance Garden, the new expansion adds three more acres and provides two unique views; the first is the garden itself and the second is of the city and valley below. A vantage point of this quality will…

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