Kids running on a boardwalk through tall grass.
GSL Audio Tour Children running on the boardwalk of the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve © Charles Uibel

Stories in Utah

Preserve Audio Tours

GPS-triggered audio tours bring visitors closer to nature at Great Salt Lake Shorelands and Matheson Wetlands.

Imagine an outdoor experience deeply enhanced with stories, historical perspective, fun facts and natural sounds—all held in the palm of your hand.

That’s what visitors can expect when they download audio tours for two TNC preserves: the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve in Layton and the Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab. 

Though technology and nature are often seen at odds with one another, this exciting new way to tour our preserves can actually enhance your experience. Simply download the TravelStorys tour app on your phone—free of charge—and the GPS-triggered tour will automatically advance and play audio timed with your walk through the preserve. 

Serving as a different platform for exploration, the tours tell little-known stories about the area for regular and new visitors alike. It’s like having a personal tour guide with you along on your excursion.

Looking up from under a tree at a vertical wall of red rocks.
Red Rock Cliffs The Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Utah. © Stuart Ruckman

Throughout your journey, you’ll be captivated by the unique plants, ponds, marshes, and wildlife. You’ll also hear the songs of some local and migratory birds, which you might spot at the preserve.

But what if you’re stuck at home today? You can still have a nature adventure!  Take these tours remotely on your phone or computer and enjoy stories and photos from two of Utah’s unique and special natural places.

Want to try it out for yourself? Download a tour today! 

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve Audio Tour

Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve Audio Tour