Get the guide to 50 of the best short hikes in Utah's five national parks.
Dramatic arches, natural bridges, soaring cliffs, balancing rocks, mysterious hoodoos, and slot canyons--Utah is famous for the unparalleled beauty of its five national parks. There's so much to take in, and you want to see the best of it all. Make the most of every minute with 50 hikes recommended by adventure guide Greg Witt.
Whether you have several days of exploring to do or just an afternoon, this guide has you covered. The hikes are divided by park: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Each entry includes a map and route description, as well as important details like distance, elevation range, facilities, and GPS coordinates. Plus, beautiful full-color photographs supplement the easy-to-read text.
Inside You'll Find
- 50 carefully selected hikes, from 1 to 8 miles
- Recommendations for top hikes by categories, such as best views and best for small children
- 50 detailed trail maps and 6 overview maps
- Fascinating insights on plants, animals, and geology
The best way to experience Utah's national parks is on foot, so get ready to be amazed Every hike is an adventure that's waiting for you to enjoy.
Greg Witt has lived the adventures he writes about and shares with audiences around the world. His journeys have taken him to every corner of the globe. He has guided mountaineering expeditions in the Alps and Andes and paddled wild rivers in the Americas. He has dropped teams of adventurers into golden slot canyons, trudged through deep jungles in Africa, Central America, and Asia, and guided archeological expeditions across the parched Arabian Peninsula. His passion for adventure has always focused on sharing his experience with others. Greg is the founder and Chief Adventure Officer of Alpenwild, the leading operator of hiking and trekking tours in the Swiss Alps. Some weeks, Greg hikes more miles than he drives, which means he wears out his boots faster than he wears out his tires. He has crossed the Grand Canyon on foot many times, climbed Colorado's three highest peaks in three days, and in a recent summer in the Alps he hiked over 700 miles and gained nearly 100,000 vertical feet of elevation--the equivalent of climbing Everest 9 times. Now he leads readers on the most breathtaking hikes and exciting outdoor adventures on the globe. He comes ready to discuss the geology, history, archaeology, weather patterns, culture, flora, and fauna of the exciting locales he loves. Other titles include 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City and Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel. He is the US Editor of Off the Tourist Trail: 1000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives and a contributing editor of Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: A Rough Guide to the World. He lives in Provo, Utah.