Utah

Tips and Articles in Utah

Sheryl Bishop is about to explore a planet. Since she was a child, the University of Texas professor has dreamed of being an astronaut. Now, as she steps into a protective canvas suit and laces up her heavy black boots, she is at last going to tas...
The distance from Utah’s state capital, Salt Lake City, to the iconoclastic mountain town of Park City is approximately 30 miles. And as if to dispel any anxiety over how long the route might take to traverse, roadside signs announce in yellow dig...
At the Andaz Wall Street Farmers’ Market (open Saturdays through Nov. 20), shop from the same purveyors that supply the Andaz Wall Street hotel’s Wall & Water restaurant. Look for Catskills fudge and Hudson Valley chutneys. And check out the month...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
See our slideshow of America’s Most Mysterious Places. “The very first night there we saw brilliant white and green lights that would respond to our laser signaling; they came from a steep side of the mountain, way too steep for climbers,” says R...
See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
City slickers in search of both a wilderness adventure and a crash course in outdoorsmanship should sign up for a four-day field trip with Boulder Outdoor Survival School (303/444-9779; www.boss-inc.com; $495, June 18-21 and August 20-23) in Bould...
Houseboats—usually more floating Winnebagos than luxury liners—are becoming status symbols with the debut of the 75-foot Odyssey (888/486-4665; www.lakepowell.com ; packages from $3,813 for three days ) on Lake Powell, in Utah and Arizona's Glen C...
Thirty years ago, when I lived just outside Salt Lake, it seemed like a foreign city, not part of America, certainly not part of the America convulsed by civil rights, Vietnam, and environmentalism. Salt Lake was a white, sober, ?ag-waving...
New Jerseyites Steven and Tomoko Schlag and their three children spent an idyllic week in Park City in February of 2001. Seven months later disaster hit: Steven, a bond broker and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, was one of the World Trade Center vic...
Ah, winter in the Wasatch Range. Under a sapphire sky, you are etching nearly perfect S-curves into the buffed snow boulevards of Deer Valley. Somewhere out there in the still, shadowed canyons a red-tailed hawk circles and cries. If there are ot...
Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low-cost, deep discount, satisfaction-guaranteed values. The fact is, there are more ways to save mo...
1. Pronghorn Bend, Oregon Six hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis, the community’s director of development, toils by lamplight with old Pink Floyd albums as bac...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Nighttime Adventures. It’s 10 p.m. on the banks of the Macal River, a whitewater stream in the mountains of Belize, and Carlos Quiterio has a rhyme to tell: “Black and yellow, kill the fellow; yellow and black...
What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's bulletproof hardpack, cruising the scored white boulevards of Utah's Deer Valley, flailing through a r...