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If you like learning, talking about, traveling, vacationing, visiting or even living in Utah, then you’ll probably like The Utah Travel Guy Blog.

If you don’t care about any of these things, you probably won’t.

The Utah Travel Guy blog keeps you updated about all things related to traveling in and visiting Utah.

And it ...

• will let you know when any new web pages or blog entries are added to Utah Travel Secrets.
• will tell you about new or previously unmentioned places to see or things to do.
• will let you know about some of the past additions to this blog you may have missed.
will hopefully … at times … entertain you.

Utah is a great place to live in my opinion. But because it has one predominant religion and one dominant political party (although not quite so much as they used to be), it’s an easy target for some people … both inside and outside its borders … to take shots at.

I take my own when I see fit.

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Oct 23, 2023

Gardner Village Salt Lake City

Gardner Vilalge Entrance

Gardner Village in Salt Lake City is a quaint mall with historic building as shops. Really in West Jordan, it is one of the most unique shopping venues in Utah.

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Oct 23, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-23-23

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/23/23.

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Oct 23, 2023

ESPN College GameDay At Utah

Rice-Eccles Stadium Rainbow 2021

ESPN’s College GameDay is once again headed to the University of Utah for the 5th time to highlight the huge game between the #13 Utes and the #8 Oregon Ducks.

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Oct 19, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-19-23

Zion National Park in Spring

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/19/23.

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Oct 16, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-16-23

Utah Sign

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/16/23.

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Oct 13, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-13-23

Canada Geese Flying

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/13/23.

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Oct 12, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-12-23

Mule Deer Buck in Velvet

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/12/23.

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Oct 12, 2023

Utah Wolves

Wolf in Winter

It was not too long ago, a couple decades actually, that Utah wolves were spoken of in the past tense. There were none. That is no longer the case.

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Oct 10, 2023

Bringing Alcohol Into Utah

Alcohol Bottles

One question that often arises when planning a visit to Utah. That question often asked involves bringing alcohol into Utah.

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Oct 10, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-10-23

False Kiva Canyonlands

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/10/23.

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Oct 09, 2023

Cross E Ranch Corn Maze

Cross E Ranch

Cross E Ranch Corn Maze is a popular seasonal attraction in Salt Lake City, Utah. It transforms its cornfields into a large, intricate maze every fall.

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Oct 08, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-8-23

Fall Leaves in Utah

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/8/23.

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Oct 06, 2023

Antler Shedding in Bulls and Bucks

Bulle Elk Bugling

Discover the when and why of antler shedding in bulls and buck and gain insights into this fascinating natural phenomenom.

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Oct 05, 2023

Photos of Fall Leaves in Utah 2023

Aspens in Fall on Guardsman Pass

Here are a few photos we've taken in the last couple weeks.

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Oct 04, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-4-23

Alpine Loop in Fall

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/4/23.

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Oct 04, 2023

Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Trail

Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge

Embark on a memorable hike on the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge Trail. Read about trail details, breathtaking views and all you should know to enjoy the hike.

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Oct 04, 2023

Fall Leaves in Utah

Fall Quakies in the Wasatch

Experience the magic of fall leaves in Utah and their magnificence. This article guides you to the state's best fall foliage spots with a front-seat view.

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Oct 03, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 10-3-23

Road to Monument Valley at Sunset

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 10/3/23.

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Oct 02, 2023

Monument Valley To Close During October 2023 Solar Eclipse

As excitement brews for the 2023 solar eclipse, Utah is gearing up as a prime location for viewing the mesmerizing ring of fire. However, if you've set

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Sep 29, 2023

Naomi Peak

Naomi Peak is the highest point Cache County's Bear River Range. It’s a wonderful hike through meadows ending with a breathtaking view of the Cache Valley.

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Sep 29, 2023

Hiking in Utah

Hiking in Utah shows that it is becoming apparent that the Utah wilderness isn’t only for the rich, the elite or the young.

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Sep 29, 2023

Frary Peak

Frary Peak is Antelope Island’s highest peak. This hike takes you right to the top. It is one of the most challenging of the Antelope Island hiking trails.

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Sep 29, 2023

Antelope Island Trails

Antelope Island State Park has almost 20 miles (32 km) of trails to be savored by hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. There are many fabulous views.

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Sep 28, 2023

How To Use A Roundabout

Roundabout Utah

So why would I write an article about how to use a roundabout? Those circles of maddening mystery that are appearing everywhere including here in Utah. T

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Sep 27, 2023

Bear Lake Scenic Byway

Bear Lake Utah

The Bear Lake Scenic Byway takes you along the scenic southwest shore of the turquoise waters of Utah’s Bear Lake. The lake’s unique color will amaze you.

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Sep 27, 2023

Peter Sinks

Peter Sinks is tucked away amidst the picturesque landscapes of Cache County, Utah. It is a natural marvel known for its record-breaking low temperatures

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Sep 26, 2023

Eureka Utah

Miner"s Stock Certificate Eureka Utah

Explore the captivating history of Eureka, Utah … a former mining town and now a living modern-day ghost town with less than 700 residents.

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Sep 25, 2023

Rice-Eccles Stadium Parking

Rice-Eccles Stadium parking. Is it even a thing? Where can you park for Utah Ute football games?

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Sep 25, 2023

Eggs In The City - One of Salt Lake City’s Best Breakfast Spots

Eggs In The City Front

Eggs In The City is a Salt Lake culinary gem, housed in a 1950s building, offering a unique blend of traditional and modern breakfast delights since 2005.

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Sep 24, 2023

Recent Utah Travel And Recreation News 9-24-23

MIdway & Heber From The Top of Guardsman

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 9/24/23.

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Sep 24, 2023

Utah Utes Defense Beats Down UCLA

Utah Utes & UCLA

In a nerve-wracking but exciting showdown at the iconic Rice-Eccles Stadium, which witnessed its 79th consecutive sellout, the No. 11 University of Utah

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Sep 24, 2023

Experiencing Guardsman Pass in Fall's Full Splendor

The Montage at Deer Valley

Experience Utah's Guardsman Pass in fall, spring or summer from Park City to Midway. A scenic drive with vibrant fall foliage and even wildlife encounters.

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Sep 21, 2023

Utah's Lawsuit Over Bears Ears and Grand Staircase is Tossed

A federal judge in Utah tossed out a lawsuit brought by the state of Utah … with Kane and Garfield counties … against the federal government in regard

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Sep 21, 2023

The Pessimism of Utah Football Fans

I heard the Voice of The Utes Bill Reilly on his radio show the other day talking about how negative the texts and calls were that he was receiving from

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Sep 21, 2023

Unique Filming Locations of Dark Winds Series

We recently started watching a new television series … now in its second year … called Dark Winds. This series is based on the Leaphorn & Chee book series

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Sep 20, 2023

Recent Utah Travel and Recreation News 9-20-23

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 9/20/23.

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Sep 20, 2023

The Tiger Salamander Utah's Only Salamander

Tiger Salamander on a Rock

Discover the unique Tiger Salamander … Utah's only salamander species. Learn about their fascinating characteristics and conservation efforts. Explore now!

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Sep 19, 2023

Strawberry Reservoir: A Nature Lover’s Haven & Fishing Paradise

Strawberry Reservoir in Fall

Enjoy the beauty of Strawberry Reservoir with its crystal-clear water, abundant fishing opportunities and stunning scenic views. Start your adventure today ...

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Sep 19, 2023

Recent Utah Travel and Recreation News 9-19-23

Bulle Elk Bugling

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 9/19/23.

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Sep 18, 2023

Discover The Thrills of Park City Utah's Alpine Slide

Alpine Slide Park City

Riding down Park City, Utah’s Alpine Slide is an exhilarating experience whether in summer, spring or fall.

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Sep 17, 2023

Recent Utah Travel and Recreation News 9-17-23

Road to Monument Valley

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 9/17/23.

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Sep 17, 2023

Utes Beat Weber in Utah's 150th Game At Rice-Eccles Stadium

Utah & Weber State 2023

In the 150th game at Rice-Eccles Stadium with its 78th consecutive full-house, the #12 University of Utah Utes beat Weber State 31-7 sealing a perfect

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Sep 17, 2023

Scenic Byway 12

Bryce Canyon Hoodoo Landscape

Scenic Byway 12 … Utah’s All-American Road … will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire country.

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Sep 14, 2023

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Yellow Bellied Marmot On Top Of The World

So why would I write an article about such an unremarkable, low-key, unobtrusive animal like the yellow-bellied marmot?

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Sep 14, 2023

Photos From Bear Lake in Summer

East Side Bear Lake

Attached are four photos I took the last time we were at Bear Lake.

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Sep 14, 2023

Bear Lake Tourism Growth Shows No Sign of Stopping

That was the headline on KSL.com recently. Bear Lake continues to be one of the favorite go-to places in Utah especially during the summer. In fact,

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Sep 14, 2023

Bear Lake State Park

Bear Lake Snowmobiler

With your first view of Bear Lake State Park, the unique deep blue color - amost turquoise - will amaze you.

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Sep 14, 2023

Recent Utah Travel and Recreation News 9-14-23

These are links to current and breaking news and articles on Utah travel, recreation and outdoors for 9/14/23.

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Sep 13, 2023

The Panoramic Drive Over Guardsman Pass – From Brighton to Park City

Wasatch Mountains Guardsman Pass

The panoramic drive over Guardsman Pass is not far removed from the seemingly more frequently photographed & chronicled Utah red-rocky country

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