Utah Travel Secrets Blog

Welcome to my Utah Travel Secrets blog!

If you like learning … and talking about … traveling, vacationing, visiting or even living in Utah, then you’ll probably like my Utah Travel Secrets Blog.

If you don’t care about any of these things, you probably won’t like this site. The Utah Travel Secrets 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, it’s an easy target for some people … both inside and outside its borders … to take shots at.

I may take my own when I see fit.

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Utah Travel Secrets

Utah Travel Secrets is your travel guide to the most beautifully diverse state in the United States written by someone who lives, works, and plays here.

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First Time Visitors to Utah

My family and I are planning to visit Utah this summer.My sister lives in Sandy,and is still very new to the area. What are the must sees,must do's???

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Can You 4x4 Drive to Mercur?

Can you 4x4 drive to Mercur Utah from Butterfield Canyon?

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4x4 Tooele, Utah

Can you get to Tooele from Butterfield Canyon 4x4? If so where would you straight from?

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Are There Boat Rentals at Yuba Lake?

Are there boat rentals at Yuba Lake in July?

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How are the mosquitos in the Mirror Lake area right now?

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Camping With an RV in Utah

Hi, I am renting an RV in October and traveling from Colorado to Moab and surrounding areas. I have never rented an RV and and was wondering if I have

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Wolves in Utah

Do any wolfs live near Loa Utah?

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Least Mountainous Route to Utah National Parks

We would like to visit the national parks in southern Utah. We will be coming in to Utah on Interstate 80. What is the best way to travel south to the

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Milts in Moab

0ld drive in. 7 stool seating

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Best Burgers in Utah is Not Just Northern Utah

1) Millers in Manti is hard to beat. They have a really great bun. 2) Nemos in Escalante is excellent. 3) There is a bacon blue cheese burger in

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Utah Mule Deer Hunting

For over 40 years I have hunted Utah Mule deer with bow and arrow , muzzle loader, and high powered rifles. I have watched it decline and come back and

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I Am Back

After taking time from Utah Travel Secrets for an extended period of time, I am back. You can expect to see a whole lot of new and updated material on the site.

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Hogle Zoo

The Hogle Zoo, situated at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, has undergone a startling transformation since my family and I first started visiting years ago.

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Park City Ski And Snowboard Swap

A ski and snowboard exhange so popular, some people come just for the party.

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Utah Walk-In-Access

What is walk-in access as it pertains to hunting in Utah? I saw it mentioned recently on a local outdoors TV show. Utah walk-in-access is a program in

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Goblin Valley Scout Leaders

When I read about the absolute stupidity and wanton disregard for one of nature’s wonders , involving the destruction by the now-famous Goblin Valley Scout Leaders, I have to just shake my head.

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Monster Utah Tiger Muskie

Did you see this? Wow! A Utah state record Tiger Muskie ... one of the biggest fish ever caught in the state ... was caught at Pineview Reservoir on

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The Wave Utah

The Wave Utah is a fragile and wondrous natural masterpiece in southern Utah. But lately, it might be better described as “The Killer Wave”.

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Town in the Middle of the Great Salt Lake

Did you know that there was once a town in the middle of the Great Salt Lake? Well, not a town really. A hamlet named Midlake. The most unusual hamlet that Utah has ever produced.

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Potash/Colorado River Scenic Byway

The Potash/Colorado River Scenic Byway gives you an opportunity for some wonderful views of the Colorado River north of Moab. Also see a variety of ancient rock art and even some dinosaur tracks.

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Utah Trade Mission to Manila

A 12-member Utah trade mission to Manila will take place July 15-17, 2013.

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Mercur Utah

Mercur Utah is one of Utah’s most famous ghost towns yet no trace of it exists. It quite literally died and was reborn several times. The town produced more than $16 million of gold ore by 1913.

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Utah Utes Win The Pac-12 Championship

Utah Utes win the Pac-12 Championship

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Kolob Fingers Road

The Kolob Fingers Road Scenic Byway is a short but fantastic drive a few miles south of Cedar City. It offers the best view available of the “red finger” canyons of the Kolob in southern Utah.

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Rice-Eccles Stadium Parking

Where can I park for Utah Ute football games? Well, as nice as the stadium is, the parking sucks. There isn’t any unless you’re a Crimson Club member

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Rice-Eccles Stadium

Rice-Eccles Stadium, Rice Stadium, Ute Stadium. Although the name has changed, the University of Utah football team has played their home games at the same address since 1927.

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Photo On The Top Of Utah-Travel-Secrets.com

Where was the photo on the top of each page of Utah-Travel-Secrets taken? This is a photo I took on a visit with my wife to Arches National Park. This

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Pink Floyd The Flamingo

If you think you saw a flamingo on the Great Salt Lake, you were right. It was Pink Floyd the flamingo.

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How Far Is Park City From Salt Lake City?

How far is Park City from Salt Lake City? Park City is 32 miles (or 51 km) from downtown Salt Lake City. It is 37 miles (60 km) from the Salt Lake City

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Things to do in Salt Lake City

If you’re looking for things to do in Salt Lake City, this page will help you decide what you want to do. And see. It lists many but also links to pages describing them in detail.

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Southern Utah Weather in April

We are planning a holiday in southern Utah. The plan is to come in April/May next year in 2014. What is the weather like at that time of the year? Thanks.

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Backpacking Utah

I have done quite a few 3-4 day backpack trips in Utah - Grand Gulch, Salt Creek in Canyonlands, Bryce, Coyote Gulch Escalante, ... We are planning a

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Wedding On The Pier At Silver Lake

Who do we contact regarding having a wedding on the pier at Silver Lake? Karen During the summer months, the US Forest Service operates the Information

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Zion Curtain

We thought Utah’s Zion curtain was gone forever. But no. It’s back. That foggy partition so unique to the great state of Utah. There’s no telling what the legislature is going to come up with next.

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Million Pipeline

For the second time, federal regulators have rejected the Million Pipeline. A Colorado developer’s plan to divert millions of gallons of water from the Green River to the Denver area.

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Aaron Million Pipeline

Now why would I write a page about something called the Aaron Million Pipeline on a site like this? Because people who love the Flaming Gorge area need to voice their opinion about what's going on.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

I went with two of my siblings and my mom and dad on a road trip to Arizona. We went to many different state and national parks along the way. Bryce

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The Dairy Keen

There is a place called the Dairy Keen which has what my family calls the train burger. Me and my family have been going there for years. It has a good

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Utah Stream Access

Utah stream access is a controversial issue. It’s a question of private property rights versus public … or state ... rights. But is it really? It depends on what the interpretation is for each.

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What about...

American Burgers in Tooele? Their Pastrami Burger is a must! __________________________________________________ I've never been there but my son tells

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Utah in the Summer

If you want to learn more about what’s happening in Utah in the summer of 2012, the following is required reading material to survive the next 90 days.

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Endangered River

There’s an endangered river in Utah. The Green River. And the odds are, you don’t even know about it. The river provides enjoyment to more than two million visitors each year.

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Best Cities for Jobs

Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Cities for Jobs for 2012 came out recently. Actually, it’s a list of the Best Big Cities for Jobs. And Salt Lake City is third on the list.

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Climate of Utah

What is the climate of Utah? The best way for me to answer this is to send you to my Utah Weather page. Cut and past this link into your browser: http://www.utah-travel-secrets.com/Utahweather.html

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Timpanogos Cave Report

What is there to do in Timpanogs Cave? What do I need to take with me? The best answer I can give is to go to my Timpanogos Cave page. Just cut and

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Are Dogs Allowed on White Rock Trail?

Are dogs allowed on White Rock trail? Thanks! Yes they are. On a leash. The fee to hike is $9. See my page here for more information: http://www.utah-travel-secrets.com/antelopeislandtrails.htm

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Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort isn’t just a skiing resort. But that’s what it’s famous for. It’s one of the most popular skiing destinations in Utah. And the world.

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Music in the Mountains

Utah has become a favorite place for performers and concertgoers alike. And for music in the mountains. The state truly offers something for every person’s taste in concerts and shows.

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