Utah’s five national parks—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—hold some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery. In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park, hikes that are both “must see” and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, quickly helping readers identify the hikes and sights, making the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment. Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip. Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt’s interesting and approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human history—prehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlaws—that adds to the color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.
Ron Adkison, author of our popular, Utah's National Parks, selects his favorite short trips in five major parks: Arches, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion. Even if you have only a limited amount of time to explore these incredible parks, the short routes described here let you stretch your legs, smell the sage, and feel the wind in your face. Maps and information on park services and interpretive activities are included.
Author: Steve Mann
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation
* Includes both day hikes and multi-day backpacking trails in Utah* Hikes for all skill levels* Part of the popular 100 Hikes in seriesNative Utah outdoorsmen Steve Mann and Rhett Olson have hiked end to end throughout the state. Now their top 100 trails are yours for the discovering.In 100 Hikes in Utah you'll find trails in the Wasatch front, the national parks, the Moab region, and the Escalante area. Whether you're looking for an easy day hike or a five-day technically challenging trail, you'll find it here. Designed for easy reference, the hikes are grouped by region and for each there is information on distance, hiking time, difficulty, elevation, which maps to use, and what Utah agency manages the land. Detailed descriptions, complete with maps and photos, include directions to trailheads, all major junctions, water sources, and distances to these Utah landmarks.
• Only the best hikes selected from a state with an abundance of trail riches • Utah is a national destination for hikers • Hikes range from easy day hikes to more challenging backpacking trips 100 Classic Hikes: Utah expands Mountaineers Books' most popular hiking guidebook series. Like the other titles in the series, this new addition is coffee-table quality and makes a great gift for long-time Utah hikers, as well as for new arrivals and vacationers. Featuring full-color photographs and maps, 100 Classic Hikes: Utah covers the best and most popular hikes in the state, providing a range of trail options. The "Hikes at a Glance" table makes it simple to quickly find hike length, difficulty, when to go, and special highlights of the outing you seek. This is a full-state guidebook organized by region. The North Central region includes the Wasatch Mountains along with Antelope Island State Park, House Range, and Deseret Peak Wilderness Area, while the Northeast features the high Uintas, Bear River Range, Flaming Gorge, and Dinosaur National Monument. Southern Utah features many of the nation’s premier national parks and monuments. The Southeast region includes hikes around Moab, Arches National Park, Grand Gulch, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges, and more. South Central covers Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Kodachrome, Horseshoe Canyon unit of Canyonlands, and other areas. Finally, the famed Southwest part of the state features Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon, and beyond.
Thoroughly updated and revised, this guide covers fifty-six hikes in the two featured parks as well as the surrounding areas--Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Markagunt high country, and the Paunsaugunt area.
Lace up your boots and sample more than sixty of the finest hiking trails in southeastern Utah, where the breathtaking canyons, multicolored sandstone arches, and magnificent spires of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks provide the setting for countless outdoor adventures. Let veteran hiker Bill Schneider lead you past eight sandstone arches on the Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park; take you over slickrock to the Harvest Scene panel in the remote Maze District; and show you the sweeping view of White Rim Country through awesome Mesa Arch in the Island in the Sky District. With Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in hand, you'll discover the most spectacular trails and amazing scenery Utah's red rock country has to offer. Inside you'll find: Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails In-depth trail information Difficulty ratings for each hike Detailed trail maps GPS coordinates for all trailheads Outstanding color photography Whether you're a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.
Discover Utah with over 25 recommended drives. Scenic Driving Utah provides indispensable information, including directions and a map for each itinerary, in-depth descriptions of attractions and points of interest, travel tips, and more. In addition to the text being fully revised and updated, the 3rd edition features a new cover treatment.
Discover soaring sandstone cliffs, ancient rock-art, sun-baked desert, and open woodlands of pinyon and juniper. Up-to-date trail and campground information are featured in this second edition and 124 different hikes are detailed. Includes descriptions of desert geology, plants and animals, and a topographic map for each hike.
Author: Lori Lee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah—from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and fields of wildflowers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from: Deseret Peak – Highest peak in the Stansbury Range Frary Peak – Highest peak on Antelope Island Brighton Lakes Tour – World-class wildflower displays Ferguson Canyon – The lesser known canyon Mount Timpanogos – The beloved trail of the Wasatch Diamond Fork Hot Springs – Natural hot springs Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as best hikes for peak baggers, best view hikes, best easy access hikes, best hikes for dogs, best hikes for children, and best hikes for waterfalls); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.
This full-color guide covers 90 trails in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country that epitomize the "wonder of wilderness." The authors hiked more than 1600 miles through Zion, Bryce, Escalante-Grand Staircase, Glen Canyon, Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa, Canyonlands, Moab, Arches, Capitol Reef, and the San Rafael Swell in order to compile their list of 90 WOW hikes. Coverage ranges from short dayhikes to multi-day backpacking adventures. The book describes precisely where to find the redrock cliffs, slick-rock domes, soaring arches, and ancient ruins that make southern Utah unique. And it does so in a refreshing style--honest, literate, entertaining, and inspiring.
Taking hikers to some of the most scenic sections of the fabulous Grand Canyon National Park, this book includes short descriptions and maps of seventeen easy day hikes in the park. Hikes in this book are fairly short, usually (but not always) without big hills, and are on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails.
Author: Eric Henze
Release Date: 2016-01-23
The Grand Circle is an area of remarkable majesty, holding the largest concentration of national parks in the United States. The lands within it contain the very definition of the American Southwest. There are few family vacations as incredible as a journey within the Grand Circle. This book is for everyone and includes additional tips for families with children. A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks takes you through seven national parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks. Each park is diverse, but when seen together, they create a once in a lifetime escape. A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks includes rich details of where to stay, what to do, plus park history and geology. The book also contains sections on visiting Las Vegas with children, help on deciding whether to do the trip in an RV, plus rich stories of humor and reflection. Refreshing and informative is what A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks is all about.