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Heidi Utz

Writer - Editor - Photographer

Location icon United States

I've been a professional writer and editor for the past 38 years. I have served as an editor for Outside Magazine, National Geographic Books, Trend Magazine, Mothering Magazine, and John Muir Publications (now a division of Avalon Travel), and have published hundreds of features in publications including Outside, Mothering, and E: The Environmental Magazine; and online at I am co-author of the book Montezuma: The Castle in the West (UNM Press, 2002) and have completed four children’s books. I've studied writing at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and Drew University, and was awarded the nonfiction fellowship at the Taos Writer's Workshop in 2004. I am also an award-winning fine-art photographer and photocollage artist, whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, many group shows, and in numerous websites.



Explore Big Sky

By Heidi Utz At the turn of the 20th century, the mile-high city of Butte, Montana, was a thriving metropolis. The town had quickly progressed from a smattering of mining camps to one of immense wealth from its gold, silver, and copper mines, and contained surprisingly modern amenities.

Southern Oregon Magazine
Buon Appetito!

Cover Story: Gaetano Ristorante Italiano


Trend Magazine
Jobs the Enigma

Steve Jobs world premiere at Santa Fe Opera

Trend Magazine Santa Fe -
Summer 2013
Acclaim of Thrones

Iconic chairs in the homes of Santa Fe architects, artists, and other collectors.

Santa Fean Magazine
Anvil Chorus

Interviews with 3 prominent blacksmiths



Outside Magazine
Space Camp

US Space & Rocket Center's Space Camp



Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Lupita Tovar

Profile of Mexican film actress Lupita Tovar

Pasatiempo (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Agnes Varda

Profile of French director Agnes Varda


The Santa Fean
Mick Rock

Rock'n'Roll Photographer Mick Rock