The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Outdoor Recreation & Sports

  • National Parks as Far as The Eye Can See

    Okay, here’s a little disclaimer. These national parks technically aren’t in Salt Lake. But they’re definitely close enough by that if you’re already here, you need to make the trip. Did you know that there are 60 national and state parks within four hours? For adventure junkies, exploring these

  • Skier in Powder at Alta

    Alta - The Best Ski Vacation of Your Life

    Step 1: Pick Your Favorite Week and Book Lodging The first step to planning the perfect ski vacation is determining when you want to book your trip to Alta. Keep in mind the time of year that works with your schedule and with your individual ski goals. Alta’s holiday season is full of fun on- and

  • Digging Salt Lake City for 48 Hours

    Like the western rattlers that stow beneath erratic boulders in the surrounding foothills, Salt Lake has shed its skin several times in the past two decades. Salt Lake's glistening new look reveals a town teeming with arts, nightlife and attitude that left me hissing for just one extra play day—if

  • Utah Jazz Basketball Game at Vivint Smart Home Arena

    Experience the Excitement of Utah Jazz Basketball

    Experience Utah Jazz basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena , where a combination of live action, enthusiastic fans, delicious local food, and the coolest team gear—including the new Nike team store—creates the most exciting night out Salt Lake has to offer. The Jazz are poised for another great year

  • Top 10 Cycling Rides in Salt Lake

    It’s no secret that Salt Lake is bit of a cycling mecca. America’s toughest stage race—The Tour of Utah—has called Salt Lake and Utah home for almost 20 years, and many cycling pros call Salt Lake home. Equal parts beauty, access, and high-altitude trainers dream, Salt Lake is home to a healthy and

  • Salt Lake's Fall Foliage Preview

    It’s that time of year again: Cardigans come out of hiding, festive gourds grace neighbors’ porches, skiers start shopping for season passes, and reds and yellows are starting to spark up in the hills around Salt Lake. If you’re a fellow fall fetishist, here’s where to go to see the foliage at its

  • The Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Salt Lake

    It’s no longer much of a secret that great mountain biking can be found within the state of Utah. From the slickrock trails of Moab to the buffed out singletrack of Northern Utah, a huge amount of variety can be found to satisfy riders of every ability level. Utah encompasses approachable terrain

  • The Ten Finest Hiking Trails in (and Close to) Salt Lake

    Ask anyone why the quality of life in Salt Lake is so darn good, and most of them will mention the easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or climbing, you can integrate it into your everyday living ‘round these parts. When it

  • Tour of Utah Preview

    Since 2004 the Tour of Utah has been pedaling the toughest stage race in America, and starting August 6th, it's back for another year. Some cyclists might argue that it’s the prettiest and most scenic stage race in the world—and we can’t argue with that. The Tour of Utah is comprised of 6 stages,

  • Salt Lake's Olympic Spirit is Still Going Strong

    The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City brought a buzz that was unprecedented in a state known for its sobriety. Every citizen found a spirit and sense of local pride beyond anything they'd ever known, and volunteers lined up in droves to get in on the action. Facilities were erected. People

  • Fall in Love with The Great Salt Lake

    Drive past the Great Salt Lake today, and it continuously shifts depending on your angle. From one direction, it's a glimmering sliver on the horizon of vast salt flats. From another direction, it's a 1930s-era lakeside Taj Mahal. Keep driving north, and you pass endless marshes and mineral-laden

  • Gardens, Parks & Zoos in Salt Lake

    The good citizens of Salt Lake are known for their love of nature, which is why the city has prioritized stewardship of green spaces and havens of natural wonder within town as much as in the mountains above it. In fact, there are a whopping 125 parks maintained by the Salt Lake City government.

  • Salt Lake's Water Parks and Amusement Parks

    For most of us, the whooshing thrill and sticky-sweet snacks of theme park days are among our favorite childhood memories. (And, okay, amusement parks are pretty darn fun for adults, too, if we're being honest.) While Utah's largest theme park lies just outside Salt Lake, this valley lays claim to

  • How to Have a Good Time in Salt Lake

    Most people would describe Salt Lake as "chill," "fun-loving," "outdoorsy," "adventurous," and "kind of a foodie." And yes, that sounds like the city has a Tinder profile, but truly, this town gets along with just about anyone and is always up for a good time. Whether you're a business traveler,

  • Outside Influences: Pat Moore

    Follow pro snowboarder and Salt Lake local Pat Moore as he walks down the many memory lanes in Salt Lake. From walking the dog, to getting a mountain bike ride in after a day at the resorts, to the dense pro action sports scene in town, you can see why Pat calls Salt Lake home. While we all know

  • Salt Lake - Stereotypes Be Damned

    Salt Lake is known for many things, but what you might not know is that our beautiful corner of the West is a burgeoning urban City with unparalleled beauty, gastronomy, and culture. Salt Lake will surprise you. The streets are buzzing with a new, vibrant energy, and there’s no better time to visit

  • Tracy Aviary

    Under the towering trees of centrally located Liberty Park you might hear the surprising sounds of hoots, shrieks, caws, and cries. There’s no reason to be alarmed, that’s simply the resident flock of birds that dwell within the Tracy Aviary. For almost 80 years, the aviary has delighted passionate

  • Tour of Utah 2017

    Known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” the Tour of Utah is set for another exciting showing this year. See the pack wind their way through northern Utah’s most scenic roads and canyons, and finally end up in the heart of the state in downtown Salt Lake. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a

  • NBA Playoff Buzz Hits Salt Lake

    NBA Playoff buzz is getting loud in Salt Lake—you can even hear it all the way out in Oakland. In response to certain Warriors’ laments about the quality of Salt Lake’s nightlife, Scott Beck—Visit Salt Lake CEO—drafted a welcoming response, complete with a promise that our local bartenders and

  • Salt Lake Marathon

    Spring has sprung in Salt Lake and that means one thing—its time to run! The Salt Lake Marathon is a time-honored tradition that signals the end of the cold season in Salt Lake. Learn about all the details here and support friends, family, and Salt Lake’s running community at this year’s Marathon.