Experience Big Cottonwood Canyon

The Tour of Utah—America’s Toughest Stage Race—is in full swing, and the pack will hit Big Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow for the individual time trial portion of the Tour. Widely known as home to the Greatest Snow on Earth, Big Cottonwood Canyon is also a mecca for cyclists, mountain bikers, climbers…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Experience the Utah Olympic Park

Consider taking a day off from all that skiing, hiking, or biking and find time to explore the 15 year legacy of the Utah Olympic Park. The UOP and its various venues are a sight that must not be skipped on any visit to the Beehive State. With its main facility located in Kimball Junction, just 30…

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Bike Friendly Salt Lake

Salt Lake’s bike-friendly streets are well-used and well loved, but we’ve discovered that our Valley is even more bike friendly than we ever thought. With winter melting away, and the bike trails and paths drying out, its prime time to opt for two-wheeled transportation in our Salty City. Check…

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The 6 Best Off-Slope Adventures in Salt Lake

For the past few months, we’ve been featuring a series of articles from Snowbrains.com founder Miles Clark on our Ski City Blog. In addition to showing Miles the best of the Cottonwood resorts, we showed him everything Salt Lake has to offer. Miles discovered that Salt Lake is a true Ski…

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City Creek Canyon Road Cycling

City Creek Canyon has a wonderful paved trail that allows people of all ages to access a bit of nature right in downtown Salt Lake City. Starting at Memory Grove Park and heading north, the 1.2-mile path gently climbs alongside the meandering City Creek. Walkers and bikers are allowed, and you can…

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Where to Watch The Big Game in Salt Lake

Wondering where you can watch the big game? Don't worry. There are tons of places where you can catch the game, get a beer or cocktail and some sports-worthy snacks, too. Legends Pub & Grill 677 S 200 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 355-3598 Legends is great food, sports and fun! Kick…

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The Best Places to See Fall Leaves Near Salt Lake

It's that time of year again—time to bust out your cardigan, make a thermos of apple cider, and head for the hills to feast your eyes on Utah's fabulous fall foliage. Here are some of our favorite spots to catch an eyeful of color. Willow Heights // Big Cottonwood Canyon A photo posted…

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5 Secrets of Salt Lake

Most people know about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Alta's powder skiing, and summer nights at Rio Tinto Stadium, but Salt Lake is chock full of hidden gems. Here are five of our favorite secret spots. 2. International Peace Gardens The International Peace Gardens were dedicated in 1952 and…

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22 Terrible Pickup Lines for Outdoor Retailer

Tired of striking out at the OR show? Looking to pick up a Patagonia rep after hours? The following lines probably won't work. On a scale of 1 to 10, you're a V11. Climb on. Are you a GoPro? 'Cause when you're around, I develop questionable judgment. Do you have a waterproof…

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9 Reasons You Need to Plan a Spring Trip to Salt Lake

Salt Lake has sprung forward, and spring fever is in the air. Here are nine reasons you should plan a trip to our fair city during this beautiful season. SPRING SKIING March and April are when the Wasatch Mountains often get some of their best and most plentiful snow, and with warmer temps…

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Easy Fall Hike: Historical Mormon Pioneer Trail in East Canyon

Because of the cooler weather and changing leaves, Fall is my favorite time for hiking in Salt Lake City. This week I drove up East Canyon to hike the historical Mormon Pioneer Trail. It's an easy hike for families of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of history of those who passed before When the…

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