What we're about

Welcome to Utah Outdoors!
Utah Outdoors is an outdoor community of 13,000+ members in Utah. Founded in 2012, we have been working on expanding our group so that we can provide greater opportunities for adventure. Our leadership and those who lead our events are all volunteers who are passionate about helping others find ways to get outdoors. We strongly believe that getting outdoors often is beneficial to our well being.

Goals
• To explore the canyons, deserts and mountains of Utah and the neighboring states.
• To bring together those who share our love of the outdoors and to encourage others to build strong friendships.
• To create a community that will help fulfill the above purposes.

Core Values
• Adventure: We are driven to explore new places. We accept challenge and work to expand our limits.
• Community: We believe that everyone should be given a chance. We believe in building strong friendships and helping each other.
• Education: We share our knowledge with others to help them achieve their goals.
• Responsibility: We believe in doing the right thing. We hold others accountable for their actions. We protect each other and we speak out when we see something that is not right.

Dues/Fees
We want everyone to be able to experience all that the outdoors has to offer in Utah. It does cost money to run this Meetup group, but we do not have any mandatory dues or fees. We hope that if you enjoy our group that you will find a way to chip in, you can do this by leading hikes, helping others or by making a donation.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Roped Climbing @ Momentum in Millcreek

Momentum Indoor Climbing Sandy

We will be meeting up to do some roped climbing at the Millcreek Momentum. I will bring a couple of ropes in case anyone would like to leadclimb otherwise we will be doing top rope for beginners.

Harnesses and shoes can be rented but if you bring your own harness it should be UIAA certified and in good condition. Reach out if you have any questions.

If you are new to climbing @ Momentum you will need to do the belay test so arrive a little earlier to complete that. Here is a link to the momentum website:
https://momentumclimbing.com/millcreek/first-time/

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Friday Night Hike

Wild Rose Trailhead

This is intended to be a social event! We will be hiking up to a great place to watch the sunset (Summer) or city lights (winter) and hang out for a while! We believe that helping others is an important part of what we do, we will be leading this at a slower more relaxed pace and stopping as needed for rests. We want hikers of all skill levels to be able to join.

This is a joint event between the main Utah Outdoors group and our Slow Hikers Unite Utah group on Facebook.

We also share this with Davis County Outdoors and Utah Beer Drinkers.

The organizer in charge of this event is Bryant, feel free to check out his Facebook profile if you would feel more comfortable knowing who is leading the hike before you attend.

Weekly Theme: While we may lead this hike as a regular hike, we also like to add weekly themes to keep things fun and social. You will see the event title change when we are implementing a weekly theme.

  • Wine and Sunset: Bring your own wine or some to share. We will be bringing a charcuterie board and some crackers, feel free to bring some cheese to add to the board and share. We will be doing the shorter (2 miles round trip) version of this hike, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, sip on some wine and enjoy the view.
  • Whiskey and Sunset: Bring your own whiskey or some to share. The length of this hike will vary depending on temperature, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, have a sip of whiskey and enjoy the view.
  • Beer: Bring your own beer or some to share. The length of this hike will vary depending on temperature, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, have a beer and enjoy the view.

Depending on the weather and forecasted temperature we will generally be doing one of 2 variations of this hike.

  • Short Version: In this version of the Wild Rose hike we will either do a loop or an out and back hike, both will have a total distance of 2 miles, with approximately 344' of elevation gain. We will be doing this version of the hike when the forecasted temperature is above 80 degrees.
  • Long Version: This hike will take us to the peak above the Wild Rose Trail, this is approximately a 3.6 mile loop with more elevation gain. We will being generally doing this version of the hike when it is below 80 degrees, unless otherwise specified in the events comments.

Headlamps: Are required, because we are hanging out an enjoying the sunset, we will likely be returning in the dark. In the winter, we will be starting in the dark.

We like the below headlamps because they are made by a local Utah company and are rechargeable.

Winter: In the winter we strongly suggest carrying and using micro spikes. We only recommend the below brand as we have seen many others fail.

Dogs: It is okay to bring well behaved dogs on this hike.

Bad Weather: Safety is important. We will cancel or shorten the hike if needed.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. These funds help cover the costs of running our group!

Crack Climbing @ Momentum in Sandy

Momentum Indoor Climbing Sandy

We will be meeting up to practice some crack climbing at the Sandy Momentum. I have the crack climbing book by Pete Whittaker which I will bring if you would like to give it a flip through.

For crack climbing, you should have crack climbing gloves or tape to protect the skin on your hands. Regular climbing shoes will work, but crack climbing shoes are better. Harnesses can be rented but if you bring your own it should be UIAA certified and in good condition. Reach out if you have any questions.

If you are new to climbing @ Momentum you will need to do the belay test so arrive a little earlier to complete that. Here is a link to the momentum website:
https://momentumclimbing.com/sandy/first-time/

Friday Night Hike

Wild Rose Trailhead

This is intended to be a social event! We will be hiking up to a great place to watch the sunset (Summer) or city lights (winter) and hang out for a while! We believe that helping others is an important part of what we do, we will be leading this at a slower more relaxed pace and stopping as needed for rests. We want hikers of all skill levels to be able to join.

This is a joint event between the main Utah Outdoors group and our Slow Hikers Unite Utah group on Facebook.

We also share this with Davis County Outdoors and Utah Beer Drinkers.

The organizer in charge of this event is Bryant, feel free to check out his Facebook profile if you would feel more comfortable knowing who is leading the hike before you attend.

Weekly Theme: While we may lead this hike as a regular hike, we also like to add weekly themes to keep things fun and social. You will see the event title change when we are implementing a weekly theme.

  • Wine and Sunset: Bring your own wine or some to share. We will be bringing a charcuterie board and some crackers, feel free to bring some cheese to add to the board and share. We will be doing the shorter (2 miles round trip) version of this hike, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, sip on some wine and enjoy the view.
  • Whiskey and Sunset: Bring your own whiskey or some to share. The length of this hike will vary depending on temperature, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, have a sip of whiskey and enjoy the view.
  • Beer: Bring your own beer or some to share. The length of this hike will vary depending on temperature, see below. We will be hiking up to a great viewpoint where we will be stopping to socialize, have a beer and enjoy the view.

Depending on the weather and forecasted temperature we will generally be doing one of 2 variations of this hike.

  • Short Version: In this version of the Wild Rose hike we will either do a loop or an out and back hike, both will have a total distance of 2 miles, with approximately 344' of elevation gain. We will be doing this version of the hike when the forecasted temperature is above 80 degrees.
  • Long Version: This hike will take us to the peak above the Wild Rose Trail, this is approximately a 3.6 mile loop with more elevation gain. We will being generally doing this version of the hike when it is below 80 degrees, unless otherwise specified in the events comments.

Headlamps: Are required, because we are hanging out an enjoying the sunset, we will likely be returning in the dark. In the winter, we will be starting in the dark.

We like the below headlamps because they are made by a local Utah company and are rechargeable.

Winter: In the winter we strongly suggest carrying and using micro spikes. We only recommend the below brand as we have seen many others fail.

Dogs: It is okay to bring well behaved dogs on this hike.

Bad Weather: Safety is important. We will cancel or shorten the hike if needed.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. These funds help cover the costs of running our group!

Past events (3,854)

Shorelands Preserve

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve