Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah (Featured Photo)
Bell Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 5.4 mile out and back hike featuring a lake and city views. Located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Sandy, Utah offering fishing, hiking, and winter snowshoeing.
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Our chief editor Scotty Reed on a fitness craze decided to walk his extra pounds away while photographing some of Utah’s best running, hiking, biking and walking trails. Come follow his journey!
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Natural hot springs in Monroe, Utah. Soothing soaking, grassy tent campsites, pioneer cabins, tropical fish ponds, hiking, biking & more!
Mystic Hot Springs creates an authentic environment which raises self-awareness by direct experience with nature, art and antiquities.
Producer/Director/Artist Mike Ginsburg was traveling in his bus back to Denver from the last Vegas Dead shows in 1995, when he stumbled into Mystic Hot Springs. Instantly he realized that everything he was looking for was right there. Miraculously he was able to purchase the resort. Having worked since 1996, he is still at it! His artistic talent has been used to add new Soaking areas, restore pioneer Cabins, promote many wonderful Concerts, produce DVD’s, create stunning Lampwork glass Jewelery and bring a special energy to this wonderful place.
History of Mystic Hot Springs
The Indians that were in this area were nomadic bands from the Ute, Shoshone or Piute tribes. They would make their camps on the warm ground near the hot springs. They would soak in the springs for warmth and comfort. It is told that the Indians would paint themselves with the red mud to keep them safe. Later as the settlers arrived the hot springs became popular as a resting place along the “Old Spanish Trail”.
Homesteaded in 1886 by the Cooper family, Mystic Hot Springs (formerly known as Monroe Hot Springs) has gone through many changes in the past 100 years. During the early part of the century a collecting pool was made of wood at the bottom of the hill. Soon a dance floor was added and people would come from miles around in their horse and buggys to dance and soak the nights away. Their motto “The home of mirth and merriment” still rings true today.
When Mike first began running the hot springs, there was only one cabin on the property (the Grow cabin). He knew he needed more of them because he rented it frequently. When he realized how much new cabins would cost, he started poking around the valley thinking he may be able to aquire old shacks from the 40’s or 50’s. The first building he purchased was one of the first Pioneer cabins in the valley from 1865. He was amazed that anyone would want to part with such a unique piece of history. He came to realize that a lot of people in the area see them as eyesores, and many cabins have already been destroyed to make room for things such as parking lots. He started acquiring more of them, especially the ones that seemed to not be cared for.
Soaking $10.00 per person Day use
Camping $20.00 per person includes soaking Overnight
Cabins $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Buses $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Dorm Room $40.00 for 1 person each additional person $20.00
Concerts $5.00 extra per person
- Monroe City, Utah (MAP)
475 E 100 N, Monroe, UT 84754-4235 (435) 527-3286
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a U.S. National Monument protecting 1,880,461 acres (760,996 ha) of land in southern Utah encompassing three main regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Canyons of the Escalante – all of which are managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.
Today I begin my walk at Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W). It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash free dog park then I’ll head north.
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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah
I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!
Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square
Is that a halo?
LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder
Angle Moroni blowing his horn!
Statue of Brigham Young
A beautiful pond in front of the Temple
Bare Tree January Beauty
LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now
Water fountain at LDS Conference Center
Walking through Temple Square
Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs
The Ogden Nature Center’s annual 5K Trail Run and Pancake Breakfast is slated for the first Saturday in May annually.
This isn’t your average 5K– you’ll also get to meet live birds, enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast, score a fun goodie bundle & a cool, technical t-shirt as well as a kids dash & fun activities for the littles!
1st Saturday in May Annually
Ogden Nature Center
966 W 12th St Ogden, UT 84404-5410 (801) 621-7595