A billion years of geological history surrounds Salt Lake City, where a modern landscape reflects ancient constraints.
Visitors looking for Art Deco architecture and art often travel to New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But the Intermountain West has preserved what may be Art Deco’s best-hidden gem: Ogden, Utah.
Whether you’re visiting the area for Brian Head’s seemingly endless bike options or making it part of a multi-stop Southern Utah adventure (Cedar Breaks National Monument is just five miles away), it’s a must-see for bikers of all abilities. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
There’s no shortage of art galleries in Salt Lake City and across the Wasatch Front. Beyond the major metropolitan areas, there are also small artist communities across the state where artists seeking a slower pace have flocked for decades. Here are a few recommendations for where you can experience art in Utah.
The desert holds a multitude of secrets that can’t always be found at the click of a button. These secrets often require planning, a trusted guide, a touch of serendipity and maybe even a herd of pack llamas. Ancient petroglyphs, giant alcoves and natural springs dripping from canyon walls are all hidden among the sandstone cliffs — for those who go looking.
There are many ways to keep Utah’s wild beauty close. One is getting outside and exploring it, while another is filling your personal spaces with artwork that reminds you of landscapes you love. Here’s a look at six local artists whose work draws upon Utah’s diverse environments as inspiration.
You’re doing it wrong if you think road trip pit stops are boring layovers on your way to more exciting destinations. How many of these hidden gems have you been to? Here are 11 mini-adventures to check off your list next time you’re road-tripping through Utah.
You might not be a pro climber, camper, or explorer, but Utah’s diverse collection of outdoor guides has all of the expertise you need to have an adventure worth getting stoked about.
While adding texture to Salt Lake City as a whole, the more than 80 murals and art installations are evidence that a specific stairwell, wall or building can have its own story to tell.
You might be surprised to learn that Salt Lake City has a higher percentage of people self-identifying as gay than Los Angeles. Surprised? It might be that you haven’t spent much time lately in this gay-friendly town.