In Our Back Yard – 20,000 Snow Geese

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Less than a two-hour drive from south Utah County you can find one of the largest annual migrations of Snow Geese in the United States. From Mid-February to Mid-March an estimated 20,000 Snow Geese stop for rest and nourishment at the Gunnison Bend Reservoir....

In Our Back Yard – Evermore Park

evermore park
By Ed and Janice Helmick February always presents an interesting dilemma of where to go that is easy to get to and amazing to visit. The answer to that question is about 20 minutes up I-15 from south Utah County. It is an 11-acre Medieval...

In Our Back Yard – Santa by Train or Boat

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One of the most unique Christmas experiences in the entire nation is right here in our back yard. Less than an hour away in Heber is the North Pole Express. This is an old narrow gauge train that offers an old-fashioned and unforgettable Christmas...

In Our Backyard: Helper, Utah

Historic Helper, Utah is only about an hour east of us on US Highway 6 just before you arrive in Price. As you turn off Highway 6 at the first exit to Helper you will find yourself turning on Main Street in a couple...

In Our Back Yard: Buckhorn Wash

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Interesting and little-known history from the Cold War, dinosaur tracks, prehistoric Indian pictographs, and outlaw Matt Warner’s inscription are all part of an easy gravel road drive in the spectacular steep-walled canyon known as Buckhorn wash. The 9½ mile canyon is a wonderful place...

In Our Back Yard: Nebo Loop Fall Colors

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The season of spectacular fall colors in our mountains and valleys will soon be here in glorious red, yellow, and orange. One of the best areas for viewing fall colors in Utah, and in fact, one of the best fall color drives in the...

In Our Back Yard: Skyline Drive

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Skyline Drive, as the name implies, is a road atop the high plateau and ridge lines of the Wasatch mountain range in central Utah. It is a graded gravel road suitable for passenger cars when the road is dry. The road winds through aspen...

In Our Back Yard: Eureka Tintic Mining District

tintic mining district
One of the richest mining districts in the world and its wealth of history are just down the road. Southbound on I-15 to US Highway 6 at Santaquin will take to Eureka in about 35 miles. The name is a Greek word meaning “I...

In Our Back Yard: Nine Mile Canyon

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It is about 74 miles from Spanish Fork down US Highway 6 and over Soldier Summit to Price and on to the small town of Wellington to start your exploration of Nine Mile Canyon. Nine Mile Canyon has been called “the world’s longest art...

In Our Back Yard: Utah’s Little Grand Canyon

The Wedge Overlook
The geographic area known as The Wedge on the northern slope of the San Rafael Swell is where the San Rafael River has eroded into a deep canyon. The Wedge Overlook provides views of the San Rafael River Gorge that is locally called Utah’s...