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    Tales of Trails

    Tales of Trails: the la Sals’ middle peaks

    These three major peaks are the center of a range of mountains characterized by a trio of peak groupings; nine of the peaks exceed 12,000 feet in elevation.

    Tales of Trails: South Mountain offers 360-degree views

    The La Sal Mountain range is the second highest in Utah, following the Uinta Mountains whose east-west configuration spreads from northern Utah into Wyoming.

    Tales of Trails: A look at the many north-end La Sal Mountain peaks

    Mountain ranges look different from various vantage points. Here in Moab we see the La Sal range...

    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    Tales of Trails: Amasa Back’s many challenges

    All you can do is respect the difficulties and accept the small falls as reminders to avoid worse outcomes.

    Tales of Trails: The naming of Fisher Towers

    Fisher Mesa is like a peninsula in the sky, as are most of the mesas of the Colorado Plateau.

    Tales of Trails: Day trip to Devils Canyon, Pollock Bench offers a taste of McInnis Canyons

    As Grandstaff Canyon and Arches National Park are to Moab residents, so is the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area to our neighbors in the Grand Junction area.

    Tales of Trails: Dominguez Canyon offers wilderness, hikes, history

    Visitors to the Colorado Plateau can freely travel across scenic recreational areas, sometimes wandering in and out...

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Tales of trails: Grandstaff Canyon is a hiker’s paradise

    Our latest installment in our ongoing series, "Tales of Trails," features the popular Grandstaff Canyon.

    Tales of trails: Rabbit Valley offers options for multiple types of users

    Trails in Rabbit Valley are marked with permitted activities. Rabbit Valley is a hotspot for roaring ATVs, but one trail — Jouflas — allows foot and hoof access only.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.