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  1. November/December 2020 UL
    • Above the Rocks and Arches. Tom Till’s aerial photography provides a new and beautiful perspective of Utah’s landscapes. By Tom Till.
    • Fire & Hygiene. Finding fresh air during Utah’s wildfire season can be a difficult journey that leads to adventure, relaxation and long-lasting memories. Story by Zak Sonntag.
    • Torrey Schoolhouse. A historic schoolhouse-turned-bed-and-breakfast carries legends of outlaws and hospitality. Story by Ali Nolan. Photographs by Scott T. Smith.
    • Helper, Utah’s Christmas Town. Helper steals the show during the holidays with its weeks-long festival and electric light parade. Story by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer.
  2. September/October 2020 UL

    Utah Life September/October 2020 issue featuring Utah Cox Honey, Donner-Reed Party, Fish Lake Fall Colors, Sprial Jetty and more.

  3. July/August 2020 UL

    Utah Life July/August 2020 issue featuring Utah State Symbols, Old Ephraim, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Crawdad Canyon and more.

  4. May/June 2020 UL

    Despite its name, Snow Canyon State Park is a playground amidst sandstone, with hiking and rock-climbing opportunities – and the potential for glimpses of the desert tortoise and Utah’s state reptile, the Gila monster. Story and photos by Dan Leeth.

    A faded house poking from stagnant green water alongside U.S. 89 marks the existence of a once-bustling railroad town called Thistle, wiped out by a history-making mudslide and flood in 1983. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    The Pony Express of 1860-61 and The Children of Light from the 2002 Winter Olympics are just two of the noteworthy sculptural tributes in Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital. Story by Vanessa Zimmer. Photographs by Brian Nicholson.

  5. March/April 2020 UL

    Once the three high-flying Engen brothers from Norway set their sights on Utah, the sport of skiing would never be the same. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    Kodachrome Basin State Park is so colorful, the landscape so rich, that even National Geographic was impressed. Story and photos by Dan Leeth.

    Red Butte Garden may be an awesome summer concert venue, but, for an altogether different experience, check out its flower parade. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    Irv and Wilma Maddox started out with a log cabin restaurant on skids, towed to a remote spot between Ogden and Brigham City. Seventy years later, Maddox Ranch House is still family-owned, and still rolling along. Story by Vanessa Zimmer. Photographs by Brian Nicholson and Scott Baxter.

  6. January/February 2020 UL

    What happens when winter snows infiltrate Utah’s red-rock country? Fire and ice, my friend, fire and ice. Story by Guy Tal.

    The Springville Museum of Art, a handsome Spanish colonial revival building, preserves and protects the work of Utah’s most famous artists. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    Utah’s ski slopes aren’t the only places to have fun this winter. Check out Midway Ice Castles, the Winter Bobsled Experience, Johnson Canyon Trail, Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Crystal Hot Springs and Bryce Canyon Sleigh Rides. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    John Jarvie, called the sage of Browns Park, was a seemingly gentle soul who lost his life welcoming others into his home and trading post along the Green River. Story by Tom Hess.

  7. November/December 2019 UL

    Utah has some of the United States’ friendliest wild horses – and some with bloodlines leading back to the first horses brought over the seas from Spain. Story and photographs by Scott Baxter.

    Residents of tiny Torrey love their night skies enough to protect them – joining one county park and 13 national and state parks in Utah for the densest concentration of International Dark Sky Places in the world. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

    Bluff’s Vaughn Hadenfeldt is an outdoor guide with a conscience. Story by Eric Peterson, photographs by Lapita Arviso.

    Two friends – one a fun-loving photographer, the other a fun-loving skier – walk into Alta’s backcountry Photographs by Noah Wetzel, story by Vanessa Zimmer.

  8. September/October 2019 UL

    The fall 2019 of Utah Life transports readers into autumn in the mountains and the desert of the Beehive State.

      • Partake of the fruits of the Earth – both the edible variety and the visual kind – by visiting Capitol Reef National Park. Story and photos by Dan Leeth.
      • At Bonneville Salt Flats, salt is addicting. Story and photos by Chris Amundson.
      • The Alpine Loop Scenic Backway twists and turns, dips and rises through the American Fork Canyon country brimming with fall colors. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.
      • The dark story of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which unfolded north of St. George, is memorialized as a National Historic Landmark. Story by Michael Zimmer.
  9. July/August 2019 UL

    Summer is in full swing throughout the July/August 2019 issue of Utah Life, as Zion National Park observes its centennial in the south and the under-the-radar-famous Fruit Way spreads its sweetness up north.

      • Zion National Park celebrates 100 years as a national park – one that manages to be both serenely beautiful and full-tilt adventurous. Photos by David J. West, story by Vanessa Zimmer.
      • The picturesque Oquirrh Mountain town of Ophir, population 25, keeps a firm grip on its history as an 1870s mining mecca. Story by Valerie Phillips, photos by Brian Nicholson.
      • Next fuel stop: 104 miles. Don’t let the signs deter you. Interstate 70 might be short on gasoline pumps, but the San Rafael scenery abounds. Story and photos by Joshua Hardin.
      • Randy Fullbright digs beneath the dinosaurs in the backcountry of Dinosaur National Monument. Photos by Randy Fullbright, story by Vanessa Zimmer.
      • In Northern Utah, the Pettingill family name is synonymous with peaches. Story by Susan Snyder.
  10. May/June 2019 UL

    Join us as we embark on a journey through Utah with Utah Life’s May/June 2019, featuring the sesquicentennial of two major events in the state – the wedding of the rails at Promontory Summit, completing the first transcontinental railroad, and the exploration of the Green and Colorado rivers by Civil War hero John Wesley Powell.

  11. March/April 2019 UL

    Join us as we embark on a journey through Utah with Utah Life’s March/April 2019 featuring:

    Utah Life Magazine has prepared another adventure around our state, from a backcountry gulch in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, to the bustling Lion House historical restaurant in Salt Lake City, to dives into the lives of former Utah residents like Edward Abbey and Fay Wray.

      • Photo essay on Beauty and the Beasts: Nothing says spring along the Wasatch like a mountain goat, a moose or a bighorn. Or, as we like to call them, animals with headgear.
      • A group of backpackers returns from remote Coyote Gulch with two messages: 1) You’ll never be the same. 2) Beware the intelligence of ravens.
      • Despite a poverty-stricken childhood in a Utah mining town – or maybe because of it – Fay Wray, the star of film’s first King Kong, found success in Hollywood.
      • Half a century ago, an eccentric author named Edward Abbey wrote about his ranger days in what is now Arches National Park. Desert Solitaire established him as an icon of the environmental movement.
  12. January/February 2019 UL

    Join us as we embark on a journey through Utah with Utah Life’s January/February 2019 featuring:

    Join Utah Life as its writers and photographers uncover fascinating and beautiful places to visit, and facts and people you simply can’t live without knowing.

      • Read the inspiring stories of the Utahns who somehow persevered through the winter of 1948-49, when a killing record cold gripped the state.
      • Allow the residents along scenic Highway 128, the stretch north of Moab that they call River Road, to explain why they live in the last best place.
      • What do you know about famous Western painter Maynard Dixon? Did you know he found peace in Southern Utah?
      • Yes, political scandals existed back in the 1930s, too. This one involved a postage stamp depicting Zion National Park.
      • A hot springs in Diamond Fork Canyon near Spanish Fork makes a lovely winter destination.
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