Under direction of the Utah Office of Tourism, a team of volunteer geocachers have thoughtfully placed geocaches in locations of exceptional scenic, historic and cultural interest throughout the state. Groups and individuals can download an app from geocaching.com that highlights all of the stashes. Once Utah GeoTour participants find three of a county’s five Utah Geo Tour geocaches (all placed in ammo cans), they can follow the instructions on a laminated code card found within each cache to a patch pick-up location as all of Utah’s 29 counties have a unique patch designed by the Utah Office of Tourism. Once a geocacher has been awarded 10 county patches, he or she is qualified to receive an official Utah GeoCoin. If any geocacher is ambitious enough to redeem all 29 patches, an official Utah Geo Tour jacket for displaying the patches is awarded (while supplies last, otherwise another special reward is presented).
Two Roads Hospitality has assumed management of L’Auberge de Sedona and Orchards Inn, which are now part of the Denver-based company’s Destination Hotels collection, which features more than 40 properties. L’Auberge de Sedona features 4,480 square feet of event space in addition to several outdoor venues, 62 luxury cottages, 21 traditional lodgestyle guest rooms and the five-bedroom Creekhouse. Many of the guest rooms feature new furniture and design elements.