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The Epic Utah Valley Spring Bucket List!

Warmer temperatures means that spring is on its way! Spring is a lovely time in Utah Valley: flowers are blooming; hiking trails are opening up again; festivals are starting. Make the most of this beautiful time of year by participating in any of these springtime activities. Go to the Tulip Festival…

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Adventure Sledding

Flying down the mountain on my sled, I knew that adventure sledding would become our next family tradition. There is nothing quite like it. Santa must have known because we found brand new, super-fast sleds under the Christmas tree this year. You may be asking, “What is adventure sledding?”…

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How to Embrace Winter Outdoor Adventure with Kids

As a transplant from California, I was excited to see snowflakes my first winter in Utah Valley—but the charm wore off fast. A few years ago, my husband, Ellis, and I made it our quest to embrace winter outside—we went hiking, we went skiing, we even lugged sleds up Slate Canyon and slid back down…

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Most Instagrammable Places in Utah Valley

Have you ever been on an Instagram scavenger hunt? It's pretty much a search for the coolest, most iconic, and most eye-catching photography locations in a city! In Utah Valley, we have both urban and natural beauties that make pictures worth a thousand words. Here is a list of some of our most…

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Embrace the Adventure

Let me state the obvious, we are extremely lucky in Utah Valley when it comes to the amount of wildland we can access. If you think about it, most people in the valley can be in a canyon, by a lake, or at a trailhead within 15 to 30 minutes! Heck, some can even walk to these places in less than…

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Stewardship of our Canyons

Reflect with me to the last time you were in nature. A place secluded from the hustle and bustle of society, where you had time to really live in the moment. Now, close your eyes and imagine that you are back in that place, exploring and taking it all in as if it was your first time there. As you…

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Finding Solitude Utah County Style

I am going to let you in on a little secret. With all the hiking options available in Utah Valley, finding a little solitude is not hard if you know where to look. This particular morning I woke up with an itch to venture out with my family in search of some prized solitude. Hopping on…

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Top 10 Utah Valley Hikes To Go On Right Now

Utah County is known for its natural beauty and what a better way to enjoy the waterfalls, mountains, wildflowers, and more than to strap on your hiking boots and get outside. With so many different types of hikes you can go on in the valley we picked ten different hikes you can try right now. 1…

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