Last winter, four people died in avalanches in the State of Utah, including one in Moab’s La Sal Mountains. Learning about avalanches is imperative for winter recreationists, including snowmobilers and backcountry skiers, according to avalanche forecaster Eric Trenbeath.
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum at 660 West 400 North in Blanding will begin operating under winter hours Dec. 1. The park will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This schedule will continue through February.
The Southeast Utah Group of National Parks – Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments – has joined national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees on five days in 2020 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
In separate incidents on consecutive days last week, first responders made air rescues for two climbers who sustained injuries while climbing in the same area near Professor Valley, both requiring a helicopter for extraction.
Local off-road groups and businesses teamed up with the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office to help remediate the iconic Poison Spider trail.
Pleasant weather and a diverse turnout made the Dead Horse Ultra a fun fall race on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Gemini Bridges Recreation Area. More than 800 runners from Alaska to Hawaii and even Canada descended on Moab to run the Magnificent Seven Trails in Gemini Bridges. Runners had their choice of a 50-mile, 50k or 30k course.
Three new conservation projects geared toward helping Utah’s native cutthroat trout were announced Tuesday, Nov. 12, during the annual Utah Cutthroat Slam meeting.
Winter hours are in place at visitor centers at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, according to the Southeast Utah Group of National Parks.
November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to see mule deer without spooking them. Because it’s deer mating season, also known as the rut, mule deer bucks spend their energy focusing on does or fighting other males, rather than worrying about people nearby, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
With the potential to allow off-highway vehicles into Arches and Canyonlands national parks in the rearview mirror for the moment, the Grand County Council and Trail Mix Committee have set their sights on e-bikers riding on non-motorized single-track trails.
The Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a 4-wheel drive club, appreciate and thank the Moab community for supporting our annual Easter Jeep Safari for the last 53 years. This year, the club gave back a total of $17,000 in donations to local entities – with a special focus on Grand County High School.
More than a dozen young horse enthusiasts have been saddling up several evenings a week since spring to participate in the Moab Riding Club, and they’re getting ready to host a “play day” event at the Old Spanish Trail Arena Nov. 9 to test their skills.