Outdoors & Adventure

A line of cars waits for access to recreation at Bear Lake (Idaho State Parks)...
Mike Anderson and Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

With Bear Lake beaches reaching capacity, Idaho now takes reservations

Crowds in both Idaho and Utah are working on ways to accommodate big Bear Lake crowds that have grown tremendously in recent years.
17 days ago
The Salt Lake County Search and Rescue team has already gone out on 13 rescues this year. (KSL TV)...
Shara Park, KSL TV

‘I wasn’t prepared to be in the snow’: 2022 Utah Hiker rescues slightly ahead of last year

As the spring temperatures warm in Utah and people head to the mountains for a picnic or hiking, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is warning of dangerous conditions and urging visitors to be prepared.
24 days ago
(American Kestrel © Courtney Celley/USFWS)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Watch a live stream of kestrel chick at Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Need a nature break while you’re sitting in your office chair? The Nature Conservancy has set up a live camera in a nest box to watch a newly hatched kestrel at Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.
27 days ago
An overlook of the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park in eastern Utah. (Larry D. Curti...

Earth Day: Humanity proves it can clean up messes, repair damage

As bad as the environment seems with climate change and other pollution, scientists say humanity has also done a pretty good job of cleaning up past messes. More than 25 experts shared their favorite ecological success stories for Earth Day. The overwhelming No. 1 success story is the healing of Earth’s ozone hole. Experts credit […]
30 days ago
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

DWR reminds citizens that trespassing on protected lands harms Utah’s animals

Trespassers, including hikers and bikers, are encroaching on critical Utah wildlife protection areas during the most critical time of year for the animals, according to Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources.
1 month ago
Audrey Wilson will represent Utah Utah on Team USA in Norway for the fly-casting world championship...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Utah woman fishing for world championship in Norway

A Utah woman is putting in extra hours in the water as she prepares for her next fly-casting competition.
2 months ago
A mine was proposed for Parleys Canyon, pictured here in a file photo. (Mike Anderson/KSL TV)...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

SL County Council votes unanimously to ban mining in area canyons, including Parleys

An attempt to open a quarry in Parley Canyon resulted in a Salt Lake County Council unanimous vote to ban mining in in area canyons and foothills. The quarry was opposed in writing by hundreds of citizens and the council's decision was praised by Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson.
2 months ago
Visitors explore The Narrows along the Virgin River on July 15, 2014 in Zion National Park, Utah. Z...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

High river flow forces closure of Narrows at Zion Canyon

Rangers at Zion National Park closed the Narrows Sunday because of a dangerous high river flow.
2 months ago
Main Street in Park City was shut down for about an hour on Friday, April 1, 2022  so citizens coul...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Park City parade honors city’s Olympians, present and past

It's still a little early for parade season. But in a town known for its champions, there could be a parade almost every day.
2 months ago
Two peregrine falcons fly in Zion Canyon. (Used by permission, James McGrew)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Zion National Park temporarily closes cliff climbing routes because of nesting peregrine falcons

Managers at Zion National Park closed off some climbing routes Tuesday because it marked the beginning of the nesting season for peregrine falcons. 
3 months ago
FILE: Quagga mussels. (Utah DWR)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Drought will delay mussel decontamination, limit access to ramps at Lake Powell this year  

Water managers expected the drought to get worse this year as the snowpack has been disappointing again and reservoir levels remained at or set record low levels. 
3 months ago
Photo of trophy mount confiscated by DWR. (Used by permission, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Hunting license fraud problem for DWR 

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have investigated 95 cases of hunters who fraudulently obtained hunting licenses since 2017. 
3 months ago
California condor #1111 was spotted in January 2022 along the Angels Landing trail in Zion National...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Once virtually extinct condor species spotted by hiker on Zion’s Angels Landing hiking trail

The California condor once had only 22 of its species left in the world so when a hiker navigated the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park this week and spotted a recent hatching, it was a joyful sighting for more than camera man Shane Wayment.
4 months ago
Angels Landing in Zion National Park (Used by permission, Zion National Park)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Permits required to hike Angels Landing in Zion National Park starting in April 2022

The new year will bring a new permit requirement for hikers who visit Angels Landing at Zion National Park. 
6 months ago
The Antelope Point launch ramp is closed due to dropping water levels at Lake Powell. (National Par...
John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

Love, Hope, Worry & Fear As Lake Powell Water Levels Drop

Normally at this time of year, Lake Powell's water level would have risen substantially due to spring runoff, but not this year. It continued to drop through the month of May. 
1 year ago
FILE (Utah Office of Tourism)...
Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Staying Safe In Utah’s Great Outdoors

It's a cause for celebration and a huge cause for concern if you ask those who take care of our public lands.
1 year ago
A boat in the dip tank that was demonstrated in Ogen. (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

DWR Dip Tank Clears Quagga Mussels Off Boats Quicker

The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources demonstrated its new dip tank process to keep harmful quagga mussels away from Utah's reservoirs.
1 year ago
Fitness fanatic Michael Miraglia created, and completed, a Strongman Marathon in February in Utah. ...
George Ramsay, CNN Video produced by Tomas Meehan, for CNN

Strongman Marathon On Salt Flats Includes 26.2 Miles Of Grueling Exercises

Many have completed a marathon, but no-one has done anything like Michael Miraglia's Strongman Marathon.
1 year ago
Matt Rascon & Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Utah Arch Challenge Enters ‘Eroded 8’

The Utah Arch Challenge pits some of the state's well-known and lesser-known arches against each other. The Eroded 8 ends Tuesday, and the Faunal 4 starts Friday.
1 year ago
Cyanobacteria forms shelves at the waterline including bulbous growths as seen here. (Photo: Zion N...
Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Zion Officials: Harmful Toxins Present In Narrows Portion Of Virgin River

Authorities with the National Park Service have issued an alert warning recreators not to come in contact with the water from the Virgin River. 
1 year ago
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Report: Proposed Zion National Park Entrance Remodel Would Boost Utah Economy

A new report laid out the massive economic impact visitors to Zion National Park had on the southern Utah economy in 2019, as well as big plans that could supercharge that impact over the next 10 years.
1 year ago
Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of a snowstorm February 5, 2021. (KSL TV)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah Ski Areas Prepare To Shutdown

Despite this week’s blast of winter, Spring is right around the corner and  Utah's ski resorts have set dates to close for the season.
1 year ago
FILE photo of Solitude Mountain Resort (Solitude Mountain Resort)...
Jenne Anderson & Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Solitude Resort Is More Than Just A Skiing Destination

KSL news specialist Jenne Anderson took a trip to Solitude to discover some winter activities beyond skiing and snowboarding.
1 year ago
(Used by permission of Utah Department of Wildlife Services.)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

DWR Poacher-Reporting App Available For Download

The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources just made it easier for citizens to report poachers to authorities with the release of a new app.
1 year ago
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