nationalgeographic.com

This loop out of St. George, Utah, explores an out-of-the-way corner of the U.S. Southwest. Even in the shadows of Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks, it’s easy to lose the crowds and find your own relatively private pocket of high desert—including a campsite on the rim of America’s most famous gorge that you might very well have all to yourself. So grab a coffee and sandwich en route at River Rock Roasting Company in La Verkin (dig the view off the back patio) and head east into a sandstone wonderland.

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blogs.plos.org

When it comes to absolutely amazing paleontological resources, Utah arguably reigns supreme within the United States (I may be a bit biased). And with the upcoming Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting taking place in Salt Lake City, paleontologists and paleo enthusiasts will be flocking to the Beehive State to discuss and share the latest breakthroughs in the field. To those coming to the meeting this October, one thing I cannot stress enough: do not miss what Utah has to offer in terms of spectacular fossil sites and museums. It will be difficult to avoid, as the SVP host committee this year is offering up eleven (eleven!!!) field trips to different parts of the state to see everything from the Triassic-Jurassic transition to Mesozoic dinosaurs to Eocene fishes to Pleistocene shorelines, and more.

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sltrib.com

The Sentinel, a sandstone formation on Zion Canyon’s western wall, was once much larger.

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paysonroundup.com

Converging lines.

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good4utah.com

Experts are trying to make sense of an unusual earthquake that shook Northeastern Utah, Wednesday morning.

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Anyone feel this small earthquake this morning in the southern Uinta Mountains?

According to the Univeristy of Utah seismic report on this event, “The Uinta Mountains and Wyoming Basin are stable parts of the North American tectonic plate that are relatively unaffected by geologically young crustal deformation; only minor, ambiguous evidence of possible young faulting is found in the area.” Find this and other information in their report HERE.

sltrib.com

A small earthquake shook the southern Uinta Mountains early Wednesday, according to the University of Utah Seismograph Station.

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Have you found him the perfect gift yet? This year, give him the gift of adventure. Check out these great books at our Map & Bookstore! A boating dad’s guide to Lake Powell.

Fathers Day Lake Powell Boating

Boater’s Guide to Lake Powell

(map) Lake Powell South

Did you see our 2016 Utah’s Energy Landscape is out? Read this feature on the new pub, and find the publication HERE.

deseretnews.com

Utah, identified four years ago by the U.S. Department of the Interior as one of six states in the country with prime solar potential, is riding a boom of new utility-scale developments harnessing the energy of the sun.

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smithsonianmag.com

Everyone knows Triceratops. Old “three-horned face” has stood as the ultimate in spiky dinosaurs since it was named in 1889. Yet Triceratops was only the last in a long line of horned dinosaurs. Horned dinosaurs thrived on prehistoric Asia and North America for over 100 million years, and it’s only now that paleontologists are uncovering a wealth of ceratopsians that are weirder and more varied than anyone ever expected.

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huffingtonpost.com

A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.

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