Off-road racing series returns to Miller Motorsports Park

Xplore Utah Jun-20-2013
By Standard-Examiner staff - Thu, Jun 20, 2013 5:27 pm
  TOOELE VALLEY — Miller Motorsports Park will host its first major event of the 2013 season this weekend as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its fourth annual visit to Utah. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the fastest-growing form of motorsports in North America, and is now ranked second only to NASCAR in the number of hours of television coverage. The series features high... Read more.

Tomac seeking more SLC ‘Monster’ magic

Xplore Utah Apr-25-2013
By Standard-Examiner staff - Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The Monster Energy AMA Supercross event at Rice-Eccles Stadium has always been a magical place for GEICO Honda 250SX West rider Eli Tomac, and never more so than last year. In 2012, Tomac came into Salt Lake City as one of three riders with a legitimate shot at the West title, and through skilled riding and a few breaks he left as the champion. “It’s always been one of my... Read more.

Planning for ATV adventures in 2014

Xplore Utah Dec-31-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Dec 31, 2013 5:22 pm
Excellent opportunities abound in the ATV/UTV jamborees that showcase Utah’s great backcountry trails. Featuring guides who know the trails and the history of the area, these jamborees provide riders of all skill levels a first-class riding experience. The following is a preview of each jamboree in order of occurrence: Tri-State ATV Jamboree in Hurricane — March 13-15 This four-day event starts... Read more.

An ATV adventure in Fillmore's west desert

Xplore Utah Dec-04-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Wed, Dec 4, 2013 3:32 pm
Mountain trails are fairly predictable. You can expect pine forests, stands of aspen, and high altitudes with spectacular views. Desert trails, on the other hand are full of surprises. Such was the case on a ride I took west of Fillmore. I had heard about one feature on this trail called the, “Lace Curtain”. That alone sparked my curiosity enough to go investigate. I took this trail in May and... Read more.

An ATV adventure on Park Valley Mountain

Xplore Utah Nov-05-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 7:46 pm
I was supposed to paint the garage on this September Saturday but I received a better offer from Joan Hammer of the Box Elder County Tourism office. She invited me to ride with The Box Elder School District ATV Friends and Enthusiasts. The ride was led by Eldon Petersen, principal of the Bear River Middle School. Also on this ride was Stephen G. Handy, state representative, District 16. The... Read more.

An extreme adventure on Chicken Creek

Xplore Utah Oct-01-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Oct 1, 2013 6:11 pm
I have written about Chicken Creek before and while I like to write about new trails, sometimes the story is in the adventure. When the weather is involved, a story is likely. Ten miles south of Nephi, Chicken Creek Canyon climbs east out of Levan. Traveling toward the canyon, the road comes to a ‘T’ intersection with a sign pointing to Pigeon Creek on the left and Chicken Creek on the right.... Read more.

A new ATV adventure on the Paiute Trail

Xplore Utah Sep-03-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Sep 3, 2013 8:02 pm
We knew the route we planned allowed us to see a little of a lot of scenery, we just didn’t know how little of a lot we would see. Starting in Fillmore, we zipped through Meadow, Kanosh, and crossed Corn Creek on our way to I-70. This trail was fairly smooth so we maintained a pretty good clip. We took our first break 40 miles into the ride in the shade of some bridges under I-70. We were... Read more.

An ATV adventure on the Markagunt "Comb"

Xplore Utah Aug-06-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Aug 6, 2013 6:17 pm
Riding an ATV and finding a trail are two very different undertakings. Riding an ATV involves trusting that the guy in front knows where he is going. Finding a trail means someone is behind you trusting you to know where you are going. In the first case, you have someone to yell at if he gets lost. In the second scenario, the least you can expect is bewildered stares when you get lost. I like to... Read more.

A word to the wise before you try teak surfing -- don’t

Xplore Utah Jul-15-2013
By Bryan Brasher, Scripps Howard News Service - Mon, Jul 15, 2013 5:13 pm
A simple daylong trip to the river already involves numerous dangers. Towing a boat in interstate traffic adds a degree of difficulty to driving, especially if you’re not an experienced tower and you find yourself in a situation that calls for unexpected close-quarters maneuvering. Once you get to the water, you have to use a life jacket to avoid drowning, an electronic depth finder to avoid... Read more.

An ATV adventure in the Blue Mountains

Xplore Utah Jul-02-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Jul 2, 2013 6:38 pm
The Blue Mountains are just west of Monticello, but our adventure began in Moab. Friends from Arizona wanted to find some cool, refreshing trails in Moab in June. Moab is best visited in early spring or late fall. There isn’t much about it that is cool in the summer unless you are riding trails in an air-conditioned Jeep. I decided my best chance for cool and refreshing was the Kane Creek Trail.... Read more.
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