Outdoors & Adventure

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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Parks Officials: Life Jackets Required For Boaters On Utah Waters

State officials have reminded boaters and anyone else on the water to wear life jackets, as waves of Utahns were expected to get outside over the Memorial Day weekend, now that the pandemic hibernation has eased the changing COVIT-19 threat level from orange to yellow.
2 years ago
Recreators and others caught in road construction on the way up to Tibble Fork Reservoir and beyond...
Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Tired Of Quarantine, Residents Flock To Utah Outdoors

After a weekend that more closely resembled a summer holiday, Monday proved to be another busy day in the Utah outdoors, as crowds sought a reprieve from pandemic life in the valleys.
2 years ago
It's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the mountains, but if hikers and bikers want to maintain...
Robin Heiden

Safe In 60: Yes, There Are Rules For Trails

It's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the mountains. Just like the roads, though, there are rules for trails.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah’s Tourism Industry Losing $20 Million Per Day

Even as Utah’s recreation destinations begin to reopen, there’s worry about what the future of travel looks like and if tourism-based companies can survive the sharp drop in visitors.
2 years ago
Snow Canyon State Park entrance sign....
Madison Fitzpatrick, KSL TV

Most State Parks Open To All Utah Visitors

More state parks have been opened to "all visitors," according to the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
2 years ago
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KSL TV

Keith McCord Talks About Covering Discovery Of Canyonlands Ruins

Before signing off the air and retiring, longtime KSL journalist Keith McCord talked about one story that stood out among 39 years of news reporting.
2 years ago
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Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Utah Family Brings Delicate Arch To Their Driveway

A Utah County family has found a unique way to make the most of their canceled spring break plans during Governor Gary Herbert’s directive to stay home and stay safe.
2 years ago
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John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

New Research Says ‘Go Outside. It’s Good For You!’

Does the coronavirus make you feel seriously cooped-up and a little bit stir-crazy? Well, here's an idea: just go outside. Nature is good for you.
2 years ago
Jeremy Pottenger recovers from two broken legs at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Paraglider Climbs Down Mountain With Two Broken Legs After Crash

A paraglider was sent to the hospital after he crashed and became stranded in a remote part of Tooele County. He spent over 24 hours in the wilderness, getting himself back to safety.
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Officials Expect Coronavirus To Reduce Utah Tourism Numbers

Although not yet active in the state, officials said they expect the coronavirus outbreak to slow the flow of international travelers into Utah.
2 years ago
Physical paper map sales are up year-over-year from between 7% - 10%, according to a recent survey....
Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Store Puts Old-School Maps Front and Center

Maps on mobile devices are slaves to both battery life and signal. However, you don't need an electrical outlet or five bars to read a physical map.
2 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

DPS Helicopter Team Practices Dark Condition Rescues

No matter where you live in Utah, chances are the Department of Public Safety helicopter has buzzed nearby, heading out to another rescue. The team is busier than ever.
2 years ago
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KSL TV

Celebrating Utah In 2020: What Makes Our State So Great?

From incredible Utahns doing incredible things, to the unbelievable landscapes that adorn this place we call home, KSL hopes by joining us you'll find ways to celebrate our beautiful state with your family in 2020.
2 years ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Little Cotttonwood Canyon Closed Overnight For Avalanche Control

Little Cottonwood Canyon has closed to traffic so avalanche control crews can work in the area without risk to drivers.
2 years ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Snowbasin Benefits From Third Snowiest Year On Record

Snowbasin Ski Resort had some of their best snow totals during 2019. Officials said it was their best year in decades.
2 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Teen Stuck On Snowy Mountain Recalls Moment He Knew He Needed Help

The young man stuck on a mountain overnight has spoken out for the first time. He needed help after getting caught in dangerous conditions in Davis County. 
2 years ago
Former Utah State University professor Barrie Gilbert survived a grizzly attack and continues to st...
John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

Scarred By Grizzly Bear, Biologist Turns The Other Cheek

Four decades after surviving a grizzly bear attack that left 990 stitches in his head, retired Utah State University professor Barrie Gilbert is advocating for better understanding and treatment for his attacker's kind.
3 years ago
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John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

Rural Utah Residents Warm Up To Gnarly Newcomers

Twenty years ago, Steven Jeffery was a kid from Sandy making regular visits to nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon to learn the freehand rock-climbing sport known as bouldering.
3 years ago
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KSL TV

Fall Break: Arches National Park Reaches Capacity

Arches National Park had to start turning visitors away as it reached capacity on Oct. 18.
3 years ago
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Associated Press

Zion Visitation Continues To Climb, Sets Summer Record

Zion National Park visitation set records this summer, averaging more than a half-million visitors per month.
3 years ago
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Associated Press

Utah Weighing Whether To Regulate Baiting Big Game

Utah wildlife officials are considering whether hunters should be allowed to use bait to lure big game like elk and deer.
3 years ago
FILE: Bighorn rams clash horns. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)...
Associated Press

Utah Announces Plans To Restore Bighorn Sheep Population

Utah has announced plans to restore the state's bighorn sheep population a year after a respiratory illness outbreak killed more than 100 sheep.
3 years ago
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Grant Weyman, KSL TV

High 5: Volunteers Work to Preserve Utah’s Natural Beauty

Sometimes our trails can get covered with litter after a busy summer weekend. This group of volunteers is doing something about it.
3 years ago
The tree lined Escalante River runs by sandstone cliffs in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National M...
BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

BLM Plan Includes Mining Option For Land Taken Off Of Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn't include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there, but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year.
3 years ago
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