Utah has some of the most amazing national parks in the country and there is some great places to enjoy Utah Hiking.
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is a very popular park with some of the most impressive rock formations in the world. There are several hiking trails available and many of the formations can be seen from the car or from parking areas. This was my first stop on my Utah Hiking trip and it was simply unbelievable.
Arches In Winter
Arches can be crowded and hot all summer but Arches in Winter is completely different experience pairing red rocks, snow and less people.
Park Avenue Trail
The Park Avenue Trail at Arches National Park is a great introduction to the park with some magnificent views of the red rock formations.
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is one of the most impressive national parks around. The arches and rock formations will fill you with wonder and awe.
The biggest draw of Arches National Park is, of course, the Arches! Here is a breakdown of nine arches I found fascinating.
Delicate Arch is one of the most stunning arches at Arches National Park. It rests in an improbably place that is worth the hike up to.
Devils Garden – Arches NP
The Devils Garden hike at Arches National Park is one of the most popular and majestic hikes ever with 8 arches viewable but its challenging!
Bryce Canyon is another of the very popular national parks in Utah. The hoodoos that call this park home are like walking through an ancient city just waiting to be explored. One of my favorite times in all of my Utah Hiking trips was seeing the sunrise over the Queen Garden.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most unique and beautiful national parks. It is full rock formations that fill the mind with wonder.
Peek-a-boo Loop – Bryce Canyon NP
The Peek A Boo Loop trail is a beautiful and fascinating hike at Bryce Canyon with rock spires and walls surrounding and inspiring each step.
Sunrise at Bryce Canyon
The Sunrise at Bryce Canyon is one of the most impressive I have ever seen. The rocks seem to glow under the influence of the morning light.
Queen’s Garden – Bryce Canyon NP
The Queen’s Garden Loop at Bryce Canyon National Park was one of the most fascinating hikes I have done full of hoodoo’s and rock formations.
Mossy Cave – Bryce NP
The Mossy Cave hike at Bryce Canyon National Park is outside of the main park section but a great hike with a waterfall, stream and cavern.
Canyonlands National Park is enormous. I almost think that it was bigger than the Grand Canyon and just as scenic! There was so much to do at this park that I didn’t even know where to begin. Except the sunrise at Mesa Arch was a perfect start. I did a lot of Canyonlands from the car because of the sheer size of it and how spread out it is. I did manage a few hikes though!
Island In the Sky – Canyonlands NP
The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park has several hikes and impressive views that challenge the Grand Canyon in awe.
Whale Rock – Canyonlands NP
A nice short hike in Canyonlands National Park, Whale Rock gives you the fun of walking on some slickrock with impressive views of the park.
Grand View Point Trail – Canyonlands NP
The Grand View Point Trail in Canyonlands National Park provides panoramic views of the canyon and rock formations on an easier trail.
Sunrise at Mesa Arch
Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a magical thing to see. The Arch glows as the sun begins to rise above the canyons.
I thought Capitol Reef was the most underrated park I visited in my entire trip of Utah hiking. The park isn’t quite as busy as some of the others but still plenty of people. What made it special was that in the middle of this red and white rock there was an orchard and stream! Plus, it still had all the rock formations you could ask for just in a smaller scale.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park is an amazing, yet overlooked, national park in Utah with activities for all age and skill levels to enjoy.
Hickman Land Bridge – Capitol Reef NP
The Hickman Land Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park was amazing and features a river, a giant rock bridge, and even a section of sand!
Cassidy Arch – Capitol Reef NP
Cassidy Arch at Capitol Reef National Park is a challenging hike up the side of a canyon but the arch is spectacular and worth every step.
Grand Wash – Capitol Reef NP
The Grand Wash trail at Capitol Reef National Park is an easy hike for most to enjoy surrounded by rock cliffs that tower towards the sky.
Park City is a popular area for winter sports but the summer reveals some amazing hiking trails!
The Brighton Lakes trail takes you above the Brighton ski area to several mountain lakes on a trail full of great views.
Bloods Lake is a great, shorter hike near Park City, Utah that features a mountain lake and a walk through the woods.
The Little Wildhorse canyon was the most intense slot canyon that I tried during my time of Utah Hiking. I say tried because I didn’t make it to far into the canyon before my nerves got the best of me.
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Little Wild Horse Canyon is a visually stunning slot canyon located in central Utah. The walls are steep and narrow and it is a great hike.
Even some of the more remote area’s of Utah can provide some historical perspective. While I was driving across the state I saw a sign on the side of the road for Butch Cassidy’s childhood home. While it wasn’t a hike it was still a nice piece of Americana.
Butch Cassidy Childhood Home
History is never far: the Butch Cassidy Childhood home is on the side of the road! It provides insight to one of the Wests most infamous men.
Southern Utah Hikes
Southern Utah has some amazing landscapes and some real gems when it comes to the outdoors.
Natural Bridges National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument near Lake Powell Utah is home to three impressive natural bridge rock formations and other unique geology.
Lloyds Lake is a small lake in Monticello, Utah with a smooth walking trail and a some wonderful views of the surrounding Abajo Mountains.