Jeff Fox is a lifelong student of the nation’s history, cultures, geography, natural history, and public policies. He was born in Utah, raised in Bozeman, Montana and the Midwest, built his dream home in Durango, Colorado, and now lives and works in Provo, Utah. Jeff has taught government and public policy at Fort Lewis College, Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of Oklahoma. He is currently the head of Online Learning program development at BYU. The programs he leads serve over one hundred and thirty thousand middle school, high school, and university students every year.
Jeff is an avid hiker and ultra-distance runner and has used his feet to explore many of the West’s wildest and most beautiful places. He also loves to climb peaks, bike, ski, and paddle. Some of his favorite places include the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Moab, the desert areas of central and southern Utah, Escalante, Yellowstone and the Tetons, the Uinta Mountains, and many more. One of his favorite runs was the 50-mile “traverse” of Zion National Park. “It’s the best way to see the parts of Zion that very few people will ever see and most people don’t even know exist.” His hobby is exploring new places every weekend possible. If he is not guiding a tour, he is mapping and researching a new one for himself and his loved ones to enjoy.