50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Greg Witt
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977249
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Travel

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.

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899972608
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Greg Witt
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977256
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Travel

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, because it quickly helps readers identify the hikes and sights that will make 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.

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975832
Release Date: 2001-08-15
Genre: Travel

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.

100 Hikes in Utah

Author: Steve Mann
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898867584
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.

100 Classic Hikes Utah

Author: Julie Trevelyan
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594859250
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

• 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.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Salt Lake City

Author: Greg Witt
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897329439
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Travel

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City is the only guidebook that pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easier to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, or scenery. A helpful list of hikes in the front of the book highlights those with special interests -- best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing, best hikes for runners, and more. Each hike report includes commentary on trailside geology, flowers, and wildlife. Historical notes provide fascinating details about early miners, trailblazers, the Pony Express, and Mormon pioneers. Nestled in the western flank of the Rockies, Salt Lake City provides ready access to a stunning array of hiking options amid alpine lakes, snow-draped mountain peaks, fragrant evergreen forests, deep canyon waterfalls, granite towers, and flowered cirques. Within 60 miles of Salt Lake City there are thousands of square miles of national forest, National Wilderness Areas, state parks and designated recreation areas to explore. Now, with this updated edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City, whether lacing up boots, stepping into sneakers or strapping on snowshoes, Salt Lake City is even more accessible for hikers.

Utah s Big Five National Parks

Author: Harley McAllister
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680511154
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

All activities certified “kid tested” by the authors’ four rambunctious sons Each includes best hikes, mountain bike routes, features to climb on, places to see wildlife, and more Natural history learning opportunities also included The parents of four boys, Harley and Abby McAllister have spent the last few years figuring out the best way to explore our national parks with restless kids in tow. These first two books in this new series help families plan their vacations in Yellowstone National Park and in Utah’s “Big Five” national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion)—so that everyone has a memorable trip. With an easy to follow organization based on park geography, an emphasis on outdoor fun and education, and an approach that zeroes in on the very best options for families, each guide fully explores the national park it covers. Family-friendly hiking trails for a range of age and skill levels; major natural sights, ; the best wildlife viewing spots, including wildlife checklists for kids to mark off; fishing, biking, climbing, and rafting opportunities—and much more are all detailed. The guides also promote the popular Junior Ranger programming found throughout the National Parks system, as well as other park programs that appeal to kids. And they provide basics on access, trip planning, and overnight options from campgrounds to lodges to cabins.

A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks

Author: Eric Henze
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989039293
Release Date: 2016-01-23
Genre:

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.

Hiking from Here to WOW Utah Canyon Country

Author: Kathy Copeland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899975224
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Travel

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.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Author: Mike White
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976730
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Travel

The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon), and the highest mountain in the continental U.S. (Mt. Whitney), the greater Sequoia-Kings Canyon region offers unparalleled mountain majesty. Along with such superlatives, hundreds of miles of trail provides access to a boundless number of high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. Mike White's guide is the only comprehensive guide to this portion of John Muir's Range of Light.

Hiking Utah

Author: Bill Schneider
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762725664
Release Date: 2005-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From the slickrock desert country of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, to the glacier-carved peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Ranges, to the broad and varied expanse of the Great Basin--explore approximately fifty day hikes and overnight adventures in this completely revised and updated guide to Utah's backcountry.

Moon Zion Bryce

Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 9781631215018
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Travel

Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure With five national parks within a day's drive of one another, southern Utah is a dream destination for spectacular outdoor adventure and staggering natural beauty. Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to crafting a memorable journey through this diverse and thrilling landscape. Moon Zion & Bryce features: Full coverage of southern Utah's five national parks and their surrounding regions: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park Itineraries for every timeline and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, including: Avoiding the Crowds, Red Rocks Road Trip, Ancient Rock Art, Best Day Hikes, and Family Fun Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each park Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore Expert tips for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety information The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spot for photographing the sunrise, or embark on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in the winter season with a cross-country ski day, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby Moab Valuable insight from seasoned explorers and regional experts Bill McRae and Judy Jewell Where to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Moab and less crowded areas like Kodachrome Basin and Escalante Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Hitting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Glacier National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.