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Explore Utah Valley

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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Fall Hikes in Utah Valley

Come next weekend it will be officially fall! One of the best ways to get into fall, is to go on a hike! Give it about two weeks and it will be the perfect time to hike among the changing leaves and new fall colors. From the southern parts of Utah County to the more northern areas we have hikes…

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170+ Things to Do in Provo

How well have you explored Provo? There are probably many things in Provo you have never done before! We came up with 170+ things to do in Provo to get you started. Enjoy! Visit the BYU Botany Pond and Grounds Hike Mount Timpanogos Go ice skating at Peaks Ice Arena Watch BYU Basketball team at the…

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Rock Climbing in Rock Canyon

When our family first got into rock climbing, I was under the impression that if we wanted to get to the best climbs, we would have to hike, drive, or travel hours away from where we lived in Mapleton. Then, we started climbing in Rock Canyon. One of the best places to go rock climbing in Provo is…

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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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Beginner Rock Climbing in Utah Valley

Utah County has some of the best climbing destinations in the world. With so many different options, it can be hard to choose where to start. In fact, climbing here can sometimes feel like reading the menu at The Cheesecake Factory. Here are my recommendations for where to go as you learn to rock…

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15 Favorite Ice Cream Parlors in Utah Valley

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday July 17, we’ve compiled a list of favorite ice cream parlors in Utah Valley! With the exception of Handel’s (because they’re too delicious to leave off this list) - all these ice cream parlors are local or chains started here in Utah! Make your ice…

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Utah Dinosaurs Come Alive at Dinosaur Island

Utah knows dinosaurs! In fact, Utah is home to one of the top-10 places to discover dinosaur fossils in the US. Our prehistoric allure brings in thousands of tourists every year. The sheer variety of dinosaur species discovered here makes Utah extremely special – carnivores and herbivores…

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