The Utah Bucket List 2

Original Airdate: 
August 2015

Bluff: International Balloon Festival

The Bluff Balloon Festival is one of the most beautiful in the country…especially during the flight through the Valley of the Gods.

Hardware Ranch: Elk in Winter

From December through March on Fridays through Mondays, the Hardware Ranch outside of Logan offers sleigh rides through elk herds in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

Zion: Artist in Residence

During the spring and the fall, Zion’s National Park offers month-long housing for an artist in residence. Inspiration for wilderness preservation is the goal for the program. The artist puts on two public showings of work during his or her stay.

Paleo Utah

Utah is world-famous for dinosaur fossils, and you can help find, move, or preserve them!

Bryce Canyon National Park: Dark Skies

Every full moon you can take a nighttime hike in Bryce Canyon National Park and see some of the most engaging starry skies in the US.

The Mount Ogden Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata, or Iron Road, is a mountain-climbing method that uses iron rebar steps and a safety cables built into the mountain.  Several via ferrata routes are available for guided climbs that take from 4 to 5 hours to complete.

Spiral Jetty

Created in 1970 by artist Robert Smithson, the Spiral Jetty is a swirl of a path off the Rozel Point peninsula on the Great Salt Lake. The view changes as the environment changes; sometimes the spiral is submerged, sometimes it is walkable. It is open for viewing year round.

Tavaputs Ranch: Working Ranch Experience

The Tavaputs Ranch, overlooking Desolation Canyon, offers visitors a working ranch experience, amazing wildlife viewing, and the option of a guided tour of Fremont Indian artifacts in Range Creek Canyon.

River Running in Horsethief Canyon: Splore

Splore is one of the primary Utah Non-profits that helps people with disabilities experience outdoor adventure. They have been running river expeditions for over thirty years and offer adventures that last from an afternoon to seven days.

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