Little girl catching fish on a river

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Hayley Haws
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Hayley Haws

Hayley Haws is a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Most of her photos come from time spent outside hiking with her family in beautiful Utah Valley. You can see more of her work on her website hayleyhaws.com or on her instagram @hayhaws. 

Utah Valley Fireflies: Thompson Century Farm

While growing up in the excessive heat of Arizona, I often heard about the wonder of summers in Utah Valley. A cool river to tube in, hikes along rivers, and a waterpark at the base of a mountain made Utah Valley sound like a haven during the warm months of the year. Now that I live here myself I…

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Discover Utah Valley's Night Skies This Summer

Utah Valley is beginning to warm up, which means tubing down the Provo River, hiking up Mt. Nebo, visiting Timpanogos Cave National Monument and other summertime activities. Warmer days also welcome summer nights that are comfortably cool, allowing more opportunities to explore the wonder of the…

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Wasatch Adaptive Sports at Sundance Mountain Resort

When fourteen-year-old skier, Chase Nelson, comes down the hill at Sundance Mountain Resort, strangers watch with wide smiles. For many, Chase is likely the first person with Down Syndrome that they have seen skiing. One of those smiles belongs to Chase’s dad, Craig. Like most parents, Craig and…

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Best Indoor Activities for Kids in Utah Valley

During the winter Utah Valley transforms into a cold-weather playground, offering everything from skiing at Sundance Mountain Resort to ice-fishing on Tibble Fork Reservoir or sledding at Rock Canyon. However, if you want a change from trying to figure out how many layers your toddler needs or a…

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Utah Valley's Winter Treats

During the holiday season, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy amazing Christmas treats and renowned light displays in Utah Valley. With so much to do this time of year, here is a list of some worthwhile places to visit with your family and friends that will leave you amazed by the…

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Wildlife in Utah Valley

Utah's landscape is incredibly diverse to say the least. In southern Utah, there are deserts, canyons, and arches, while in northern Utah, there are mountains, rivers, and grasslands. This type of landscape comes with a wide variety of wildlife. The state is home to over 600 different kinds of…

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Horseback Riding with Hobble Creek Outfitters

Horseback riding is one of the many activities available in Utah's backcountry, for both locals and visitors. The Wasatch range may be more popular for hikes and mountain biking, but horseback riding is still a popular alternative. There is something especially enjoyable about riding a horse through…

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Glamping in Utah Valley

A familiar drive up American Fork Canyon looked different a few weeks ago when I noticed tall white identical tents in Little Mill Campground. After some searching I learned they were new “glamping” (glamorous camping) tents put together by Go Camp Utah and that six campgrounds in Utah Valley now…

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Experiencing Utah Valley from a Propeller Plane

The natural beauty found throughout Utah Valley is stunning, plentiful, and far-spread. This can be a challenge as a landscape photographer because I am constantly torn on which of the dozens of picturesque locations I should prioritize, especially when I am short on time. After some time…

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