Digs We Dug

Digs We Dug

Cougar Ridge near Torrey offers a luxury ranch experience By Geoff Griffin and Kathleen Curry The connection between Cougar Ridge (650 E. Cougar Ridge Road, Torrey, 435-979-7824, CougarRidge.com) and the family that runs it, goes back generations. The connection...
Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Extreme skier Julian Carr’s record-breaking cliff jumps have led him to a larger life By Geoff Griffin and Kathleen Curry Setting world records for flying high on nothing but skis requires a love of altitude. For Julian Carr, altitude is a place and state of mind...
Planning Makes The Difference

Planning Makes The Difference

How to reserve coveted campsites for the coming year By Rebecca Chavez-Houck Some folks “glamp” year around, but our season usually starts in March and ends in October. Although we’ve winterized our RV, and it’s safely stored for the next few months, we aren’t sitting...
Mountain Martini

Mountain Martini

It’s grapefruit and vodka’s season. But add some mint if you want the magic By Ari LeVaux Few methods of coping with winter are superior to sipping a grapefruit martini. Composed of grapefruit, mint, vodka and sugar, it isn’t your typical martini. In fact, by most...
Out of Tragedy, Awareness

Out of Tragedy, Awareness

Utah Avalanche Center’s ‘Know Before You Go’ is a must for backcountry adventurers By Andrew Nassetta Avalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America (five in Utah in 2019 as of press time), with hundreds more injured. Many avalanche victims are...
Jump for Joy

Jump for Joy

Take in a bird’s eye view of Utah while dangling under a chute By Jared Blackley Don’t tell Patrick Wiggins that skydiving is a young person’s game. He’s been jumping from airplanes and helicopters since 1965. He remembers the exact date of his first jump with marked...
High Hopes

High Hopes

There’s a winter resort for everyone in your crew By Megan wagstaff Somewhere along the line, word got out that Utah’s Wasatch Front was God’s own ski country. Maybe it was Utah’s humble “Greatest Snow on Earth” license plate. Utah powder is no longer a best-kept...
Tapping Into Winter

Tapping Into Winter

Always brewing up adventure, Southern Utah has a craft beer with your name on it By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin The Southern Utah getaway weekend has long been a way to survive the dark, cold, inversion-filled winter months along the Wasatch Front. It’s a...
Well Rounded

Well Rounded

Yurt lodging offers unique winter getaways that transport you in time By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin When the Mongolians set up the first yurts in Central Asia some 3,000 years ago, they were definitely on to something. Angle wood and bamboo into a circular...
Chasing a Dream

Chasing a Dream

Rancho Luna Lobos is a home for rescued dogs who find a second life as part of a sled team Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. Or, as you will soon see, maybe it’s better to say you can teach old dog(s) new tricks. This is my takeaway after visiting Rancho Luna...
Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

Dreaming of a Desert Christmas

A St. George foodie getaway By Lizzie Cawley Irving Berlin may have been nostaligic about an old-fashioned winter holiday writing his song “White Christmas.” But that doesn’t mean we have to repeat it year after year. Utahns always have a choice. Stay north for the...
Gift Guide 2019

Gift Guide 2019

Budget-friendly picks for everyone on your ‘nice’ list By Megan Wagstaff Shopping for adventurers can get downright pricey. But before you resort to buying another pair of snowboard socks (not that we wouldn’t appreciate more Smartwools—wink, wink), consider these...
Rubbed the wrong way

Rubbed the wrong way

Sculptures in Utah abound, but some are more well-loved than others By John Rasmuson Who among the tourist hordes visiting Juliet Capulet’s house in Italy has not sidled up to Juliet’s bronze statue and copped a feel of her boob? Not very many. To pass up the...