Outdoors

A fire sparked by a lightning strike 45 miles west of Monticello has grown from 15 acres to almost 240 acres since it was first spotted on July 16. The “Peavine Canyon Fire” in the Dark Canyon Wilderness of the Manti-La Sal National Forest became more active due to drying conditions, according to...
For the first time ever, a generous grant from San Juan County Visitor Services will enable a second printing of 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. A new wave of the popular visitor guides will be available at local visitor centers, motels, restaurants and businesses in coming days. 101 Ways...
As I walk the trail between cliff and river I search again for the face. It’s ten inches tall. The eyes and mouth are distinctly pecked, two antenna rise above the head. I almost walk past it and then I see it again, south-facing, looking out across space and time etched on sandstone 3,000 years...
A young visitor to San Juan County was grateful to see Search and Rescue crews on June 15 after falling ill while on a San Juan River trip.  The crews responded to a campsite on the river just north of Mexican Hat.  Eventually, Classic Air of Moab flew the patient to the hospital. Crews who...
The backcountry in San Juan County is wild. Beautiful, untamed, unusual. Those searching for authentic experiences in nature tend to end up here. But sometimes, they end up being the ones who are searched for. Recent numbers show that more than 1,400 people are rescued by search and rescue teams in...
Of the thousands of Native American rock art panels in the Southwest, none are older than Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers, especially the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. From tiny five-inch animal figures to stunning eight-...
If you’d like to introduce someone to fishing or you’d like to give fishing a try but don’t have a fishing license, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Free Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity. The annual event is this Saturday, June 8, and allows anyone to fish at any public waterbody...
San Juan County residents live in one of the most glorious locations in the country (many would say in the world). That strong and maybe slightly biased opinion was backed up by some fact – or at least objective opinion – when GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking company Geotab ranked the 50...
July 9, 1938 ~ May 1, 2019 On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Warren Alford “Al” Barton, passed away at age 80 in his home in Central Valley, UT from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia. Al was born July 9, 1938 in Moab, the eighth child of Lloyd Lional and Willamelia Frost Barton. He was the first...
A new exhibit features two pottery vessels found by two groups of San Juan County residents. The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is inaugurating the “New to the Edge” exhibit with artifacts that are new or recent additions to the museum’s collections. On Easter 2014, Steve and Donna Jensen...

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