Jeremy Pugh


Jeremy Pugh is a writer living in Salt Lake City who, in one way or another, has been writing about culture, history, and the outdoors in Utah for more than two decades. Formerly the editor of Salt Lake magazine, Pugh is a freelancer and consultant writing for SKI, Lonely Planet, and Salt Lake magazines. A lifelong Utahn, Jeremy travels widely but always returns home to the mountains where he bikes, hikes, and skis as much as possible. He invites you to share your SLC experiences on Twitter and Instagram at @verydynamite and read his writing at


Salt Lake is a city built on secrets. Its origin tale is wrapped up with the “Bible 2.0” Exodus of Brigham Young and his followers, the Latter-day Saints, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (officially) or

Where can you find a chunk of the Matterhorn enshrined at a Utah ski resort? What is the origin of Iosepa, the Hawaiian ghost town in the desert? And why is Utah called the Beehive State?

One last summer road trip with Jeremy Bradford Pugh, editor of Salt Lake magazine and author of the guidebooks Secret Salt Lake City and 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die.


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