Get ready for fun outdoor activities and the chance to give back in stewardship projects at both Summit locations! We are so excited to announce we are working with…

STEWARDSHIP

Logan stewardship opportunity:

The Trails Cache, Cache County's Trails Program for a service project in Cache Valley

Kanab stewardship opportunity:

Tread Lightly! for a stewardship project in Kanab

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ACTIVITIES

Check out just a few of the fun outdoor activities we are hosting as part of the Summit. And stay tuned -- we are working with additional partners to plan more outdoor activities!

LOGAN ACTIVITIES

Stokes Nature Center is leading a couple of the activities at the Logan Summit

Morning Yoga | September 22nd 

Wake up, refresh, and energize yourself for the day with a morning outdoor* yoga class on the Quad at our Logan event. Bring your own mat, towel, and water, and enjoy your practice with Granogi from 6-6:45 AM

September 22 | Guided Fall Hike

Hosted by Stokes Nature Center!

Cooler weather hikes, anyone?

The Crimson Trail Hike is a 6-mile loop that ascends 1000 feet for commanding views of Logan Canyon from atop the famed China Wall. Known for its fall colors of aspen and maple, this popular hike begins and ends at Spring Hollow campground, just 10 minutes inside Logan Canyon. For moderate and advanced hikers. At least 2L of water, sun protection, and closed-toed shoes required. Trekking poles are recommended. Cost: free

September 22 | Macroinvertebrate Science and Fly-Tying Demo 

Hosted by Stokes Nature Center!

2:30-4:00 PM at Stokes Nature Center

We’ll be conducting some citizen science by netting and identifying the many macroinvertebrate species found in the Logan River.  Following this, we’ll watch a fly-tying demo mimicking one of the macroinvertebrate species we find. Bring a water bottle and if possible wear water shoes. Cost: free (capped at 16 people)

KANAB ACTIVITIES

Stellar Vista Observatory will lead a dark sky tour in Kanab.

Dark sky tour

Join fellow outdoor recreationists and the nonprofit Stellar Vista Observatory (SVO) to enjoy Kanab’s night skies! This tour of constellations, star clusters, and nebulae will take advantage of the high altitude, dry climate, and natural darkness of rural southern Utah that creates the perfect outdoor setting for an enriching study of our place in the Cosmos. SVO is leading this activity free of charge. Masks are required to participate.

ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co. will lead two tours in Kanab.

Taste-Of ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co.: ATV Tour of Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon

ROAM’s most popular ATV tour!

Take an adrenaline pumping ATV adventure ride through sand dunes to one of the most beautiful and legendary slot canyons in the area! Wind your way on foot where our expert guides will take you on a breathtaking hike to explore ancient sandstone walls over 100ft high!

Peek-a-boo slot canyon is located in the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument area.

~2 hours

Distance: 3.5 mile loop. 8.5 miles round trip

Elevation: trailhead 4,960 feet – 4600 feet low point 

Total elevation: 880 feet

What to bring:  A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaitor, and snacks

What’s provided: Helmet and water

Wednesday, October 27

Special Summit Price: only $50 per person! Learn more about this tour

Ribbon Cutting & E-Bike Tour of East Zion, 9:00 AM

Meet at the Kanab Center at 9:00 AM on October 27 for a special East Zion event. This event will include a ribbon cutting and information about the East Zion Initiative and a ~90-minute e-bike tour of new trails. (There are two guided routes: easy-moderate and moderate-difficult. You will select your group on-site.) Space is very limited for this activity, so sign up now!

Shuttles will leave the Kanab Center by 9:15 AM, and will return to the Kanab Center by 2:30 PM.

Stand-Up Paddling Clinic, 1:45 PM

Join Hurricane-based Dig Paddlesports in a stand-up paddling clinic! Build your SUP foundational technique and skills and enjoy the beautiful Jackson Flat Reservoir. All equipment provided. Space is limited so sign up now!

Who are your team of experts?

Bill Ennis – Founder and avid paddler, WPA Instructor, PaddleFit Coach, Tour Guide, PSUPA Instructor Trainer

Michelle Ennis – Co-founder, WPA Instructor, PaddleFit Coach, SUP Yoga, PSUPA Guide

October 27. Meet at 1:45 PM at Jackson Flat Reservoir – please note this activity is extremely weather-dependent! We will notify you if the activity needs to be canceled.

Taste-Of ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co.: Via Ferrata & Rappel Tour

Via Ferrata which means “Iron Path” is quite simply put, a thrilling metal course scaling straight up a sheer canyon wall.  With safety as our first priority, you are securely harnessed and locked in as you ascend this guided climb.

The Up and Down Experience starts you at the base of Cave Lakes Canyon where you will first follow the well marked Via Ferrata tour course up the canyon wall. Once you’ve summited, wiped your brow, and soaked in the epic views, you will then take an exhilarating rappel off a 180 ft rock face back to home base. At the end of this thrilling, heart racing Up and Down Experience you will not only feel like you’ve achieved greatness, but you’ll most likely be described as LEGENDARY. 

Difficulty: Moderate / Hard

What to bring: Wear good shoes. Pants are preferable.

What we provide: All safety equipment and water

~1.5-2 hours

Thursday, October 28th

Morning Yoga, 6-6:45 AM

Wake up, refresh, and energize yourself for the day with a morning outdoor* yoga class in front of the Kanab Center at our Kanab event. Bring your own mat, towel, and water, and enjoy your practice with Granogi from 6-6:45 AM.

Photography Tour & Workshop

Join Hurricane Valley-based Zack and Whit Photography for a tour and workshop all about scenic outdoor photography! We’re excited to work with amazing lighting during this morning tour. Learn tips from a professional on how to capture that perfect photo. You’ll learn skills you can use to show off amazing photos to your family and friends or to serve as your personal reminder of that amazing outdoor adventure. Please bring your own camera and tripod, and be prepared with light hiking equipment, boots, jacket, water, and a snack if you’d like it.   Cost: $30

Forever Mighty Summit Stewardship Project, 4:30-6:30 PM

Close out the Summit by giving back to our lovely host community! Volunteers from the 2021 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit, UT/AZ ATV Club and the High Desert Backcountry Horsemen will perform trail brushing and signing activities on BLM managed lands near Kanab, Utah. Volunteers will perform brushing of vegetation and installation of safety-related and wayfinding signage on and in the vicinity of the Hog Canyon Trail #1 connector trail. The focus of the project will be to increase sight distance on the trail through vegetation trimming/removal and to enhance users’ awareness and consideration of other trail users, through the installation of trailside signage. Volunteers may also perform light trail maintenance tasks such as removing rocks from the trail surface, cleaning water bars/erosion control features, and maintenance to existing trail signage, as needed.