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.
This 2-color scenic driving guidebook is loaded with detailed information covering 35 trails in central Utah. Follow the famous trail for the Pony Express, find Butch Cassidy's infamous hideouts, get information on historic events, ghost towns, land barons, and more! Good backcountry campsites and hiking trailheads are included. GPS coordinates throughout. Contact information for the BLM and national forest areas are given. Trails are in the vicinity of Salt Lake City, Vernal, Logan, and Wendover. Many photographs, both current and historic.
With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Visit the vast open lands and widely varied terrain of Utah. These routes are some of the most interesting, beautiful, visually diverse, and historically and culturally relevant sections of road and points of interest in this great state. Tall mountain peaks, broad valleys, high plains, many varieties of desert—Utah’s landscapes are as dynamic as its recreation options. About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, want to explore your home state or make plans for free time in an area you don’t know well, take to the road with a Backroads & Byways book. You’ll discover the most interesting places to visit on and off the beaten path. Destinations will appeal to foodies, history buffs, families with kids, couples, adventurers, hikers, bikers—in short, everyone. With itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too, look to Backroads & Byways for the most interesting and diverse short trips available.
This 2-color scenic driving guidebook is crammed with painstaking detail and information covering 49 trails in Southwest Utah. Trails are in the vicinity of St. George, Kanab, Boulder, Bryce Canyon, Ticaboo, Hurricane, and Escalante. Find ancient petroglyphs and pictographs, get information on early trailblazers, historic events, ghost towns, colorful characters, mining camps and more! Good backcountry campsites and hiking trailheads are included. GPS coordinates throughout. Contact information for the BLM and national forest areas are given. Many photographs, both current and historic.
This 2-color scenic driving guidebook is loaded with detailed information covering 57 trails in Southeast Utah. Trails are in the vicinity of Moab, Canyonlands, Mexican Hat, Bluff, Monticello, Green River and Blanding. Find ancient petroglyphs and pictographs, get information on historic events, ghost towns, land barons, mining camps and more! Good backcountry campsites and hiking trailheads are included. GPS coordinates throughout. Contact information for the BLM and national forest areas are given. Many photographs, both current and historic.
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.
Scenic Byway 12, Utah's first All- American Road, meanders 124 miles across a richly varied landscape and serves as the main route for this remote and rugged region of the Colorado Plateau. It passes through both Garfield and Wayne Counties in southern Utah, through red rock hoodoos, high plateaus, and tiny rural communities. This landscape is home to several ecosystems, from sagebrush flats to ponderosa pine forests and slick rock deserts to quaking aspen stands. Elevations range from 4,000 feet at the Escalante River to 11,000 feet at the top of Boulder Mountain. Along the way, there are two national parks, three state parks, a national recreation area, and a national monument. Views along this route are breathtaking. The experience of driving Scenic Byway 12 makes an impression to last a lifetime.Scenic Byway 12 was the last major highway built in the state of Utah, providing access to some of the most isolated communities in the West. It not only connects but also defines this region.For many, this byway supports their very livelihood, and for most, it is a way to and from home. To the traveler, Scenic Byway 12 is a specific destination, it is the journey.Take your time and enjoy the riches beyond your windshield by traveling with this tour guide while experiencing this remarkable corridor. Includes the Audio CD, "Local Music & Culture Along Scenic Byway 12"
“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” – CNN.com Lace up your boots and sample fifty-nine of the finest trails in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the stunning 1.2-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With thorough descriptions and detailed maps, this book leads you to both well-known and little-used trails, and it includes several backpack trips and a wide variety of day hikes. Whether traveling down remote desert roads or up serene canyons, you will be rewarded with vivid memories and a yearning to return. For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for novices and families, moderate day hikes, strenuous day hikes, and backpacking trips for all levels Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and canine compatibility for every featured hike Information on fees and permits, contacts, campgrounds, and more