Hiking

Adventures

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is a diverse destination. Many short park trails and scenic drives make for great family fun, while some technical canyoneering adventures keep the more adventurous entertained.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Brimhall Arch - Waterpocket Fold Moderate Hike 4.5 miles / 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Capitol Gorge - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking 1-2+ hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Cassidy Arch - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 3-4 hours (3.5 miles round trip / 670' gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Chimney Rock Trail - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike (3.5 miles round trip / 810' of elevation gain) 3-4 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Cohab Canyon - Capitol Reef Easy/Moderate Hike 1-2 hours (1.75 miles / 320' of gain one way) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Cottonwood Tanks - The Post Easy Hiking 3 miles / 1-2 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Ferns Nipple - Capitol Reef Class 4 Hiking 4-5 hours (8 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Fish Creek Panel - Torrey Easy Hiking 1+ hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Fremont Gorge Viewpoint - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 2-3 hours (4.6 miles / 1000' of gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Fremont River - Capitol Reef Easy/Moderate Hike 1-2 hours (3 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Golden Throne - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 2-3 hours (4 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Grand Wash - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking (2.2 / 4.4 miles) 1-2 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Headquarters Canyon - Notom Road Easy Hiking 2-3 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Hickman Bridge - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking 1-2 hours (2 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower Muley Twist Canyon - Notom Road Strenuous Hike / Moderate Backpack 16-17 miles / 8-12 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower Spring Canyon - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 5-7 hours (10-11 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Meeks Mesa - Torrey Easy / Moderate Hiking 3-5 hours (4.5-5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
North Caineville Mesa - Caineville Moderate Hike 2+ miles / 2-3+ hours 4.0 - 4.0 (3 Ratings)
Old Wagon Loop Trail - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking 2-3 hours (3.75 miles) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Pleasant Creek - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking 1-2 hours (1.5 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Red Canyon - Notom Road Easy Hiking 3-4 hours (5.5 miles) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Rim Overlook and Navajo Domes - Capitol Reef Moderate/Strenuous Hike 4.5 or about 10 miles round trip (2-6 hours) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Sheets Gulch - Notom Road Moderate Hike 5-7 hours (10-12 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
South Cainville Mesa - Cainville Moderate Hike 5-7 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Stegosaur Hike - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 4-6 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Strike Valley Overlook - Burr Trail Easy Hiking 3-4 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Sulphur Creek - Captiol Reef Moderate Hike 3-5 hours (5 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Sunglow Trail - Bicknell Easy / Moderate Hike 5-6 miles (3-4 hours) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Sunset Point and Goosenecks Point - Capitol Reef Easy Hiking 1 hour 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Surprise Canyon - Notom Road Easy Hiking 1-2 hours (2.5 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
The Frying Pan - Capitol Reef Moderate Hike 3-4+ hours / about 5 miles depending on options 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Thousand Lake Mountain - North of Torrey Easy/Moderate Hike 3-4 hours (6 miles / 800' of gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Upper Muley Twist - Burr Trail Moderate Hike 4-6 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Upper Spring Canyon - Capitol Reef Strenuous Dayhile / Backpack 18 miles (10+ hours) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)

Cedar Mesa

World renowned for its Indian ruins and rock art, Cedar Mesa takes up the southeast corner of Utah and offers many adventures from family friendly road side attractions, up to multiday backpacking and canyoneering adventures well off the beaten path.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Bullet Canyon - Grand Gulch Long Dayhike / Easy Backpack 7-10 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Cold Springs Cave / Eagles Nest Ruins - Comb Ridge Easy hiking 1-2 hours 3.7 - 3.7 (3 Ratings)
Double Alcove Ruin - Comb Ridge Easy Hiking 1-2 hours 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Double Stack Ruin - Comb Ridge Easy Hike 1-2 hours (about a mile round trip) 4.0 - 4.0 (3 Ratings)
Fable Valley - Dark Canyon Moderate Day Hike, Pleasant Backpack 7-9+ hours (8-9+ miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Fish Mouth Cave Ruins - Comb Ridge Easy hiking 1-2 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (3 Ratings)
Hammond Canyon - Cedar Mesa Strenuous hike or pleasant 2 day backpack. 7-9 hours. About 9.5 miles with +/- 2000 ft. of elevation 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Hotel Rock - Cedar Mesa Moderate Hiking 3-6 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Lewis Lodge Indian Ruins - Cedar Mesa Class 4 hiking, VERY EXPOSED 4-6 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Lower Butler Wash - River Panel - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking 3-5 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower Fish Creek - Comb Wash Hiking 3-6 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower White Canyon - Cedar Mesa Moderate Hike 3-6 hours 3.8 - 3.8 (4 Ratings)
Monarch Cave Ruins - Comb Ridge Easy Hike 1-2 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Moonhouse Ruin (McCloyd Canyon) - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking. 2+ hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Natural Bridges National Monument - Cedar Mesa Easy to Moderate depending on route Varies 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Pine Spring Ruin - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking. 1-2 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Procession Panel - Comb Ridge Easy Hiking 2-4 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Road Canyon - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking 2-3 hours each section. 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Scar Tissue - Lower Dirty Devil Easy/Moderate Hike 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Sheiks Canyon - Grand Gulch Moderate Hike 4-6 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (3 Ratings)
South Fork of Mule Canyon - Cedar Mesa Moderate Hike 5-7 hours 3.5 - 3.5 (2 Ratings)
Split Level and Ridge Ruins - Comb Ridge Easy Hiking. 3-4 hours (about 5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Sundance Trail - Dark Canyon Easy / Moderate Backpack 2+ days (4 recommended) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
The Block - Cedar Mesa Easy hiking, moderate navigation 5-7 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Citadel - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking 2 hours 4.8 - 4.8 (5 Ratings)
Upper Butler Wash & Target Ruin - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking 1 hour for the tourist ruins, 2-4 for the other ruins 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Walnut Knob Panel - Cedar Mesa Short Hike < 1 hour 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Wolfman Panel - Cedar Mesa Easy Hiking 1 hour 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)

Escalante

Made a National Monument in 1996, the Escalante area is likely best known for its stunning backpacking opportunities. There are also plenty of hiking and canyoneering adventures. This makes a great spring and fall destination and would take a lifetime to fully explore.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Bryce Canyon - Bryce Easy to Moderate Hiking 1+ hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Buckskin Gulch - Paria Moderate Backpack 2 days (~ 20 miles), a short out and back day hike is possible. 3.3 - 3.3 (3 Ratings)
Bull Valley Gorge - Bryce Area 2B 2-4 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Creek Panel - Escalante Easy Hiking 1-2 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Davis Gulch - Hole In The Rock Road Moderate Hike 6-7 hours (2 or so if using the climbers exit) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Death Hollow (full) - Escalante Moderate Backpack 3-5 days 4.7 - 4.7 (3 Ratings)
Escalante Natural Bridge - Escalante Easy hiking. 2-3 hours (about 4 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Easy Hiking 1-2 hours for the hikes 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Islomania Dome - Escalante Easy Hiking 5-7 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Kodachrome Basin - Paria Easy Hiking A few hours to all day 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Little Death Hollow - Escalante 2A/B 8-12 hours (2 day backpack recommended) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower Calf Creek Falls - Escalante Easy trail walking 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Lower Death Hollow - Escalante Class 3 / 4- Scrambling 5-10 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Many Hands Panel - Escalante Easy Hiking 2-4 hours (4 miles) 3.5 - 3.5 (2 Ratings)
Peekaboo-Spooky-Brimstone - Escalante Hiking with a little scrambling 3-6 hours 3.8 - 3.8 (4 Ratings)
Phipps Wash - Escalante Moderate Hike 4-6 hours. 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Round Valley Draw - Paria Easy Hike 3-5 hours (3 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Sunrise/Sunset Arches - Escalante Easy hiking 2-3 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Gulch - Escalante Easy to Moderate depending on route A few hours / 3-4 days depending on route 4.0 - 4.0 (3 Ratings)
Upper Calf Creek Falls - Escalante Easy Hiking 1-3+ hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Upper Red Breaks - Escalante 3A 4-6 hours (6.5 miles) 4.7 - 4.7 (3 Ratings)
Willis Creek - Bryce Area 2A 1-3 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Zebra and Tunnel Slot - Escalante Easy Hiking 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (3 Ratings)

Grand Canyon

Stretching almost 280 miles in length, averaging a mile deep, and 10 miles wide, perhaps calling it the big ditch is a little understated. To truly experience the canyon, you need to descend one of its side canyons, or hike one of the many trails that descends below the rim.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Cathedral Wash - Marble Canyon 2A 1-2 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is unique in the world with miles and miles of exquisite boating. Beyond the boating, however, are some of the most stunning canyoneering and hiking adventures on the Colorado Plateau.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Horseshoe Bend - Glen Canyon Dam Easy hiking 1 hour 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Smith Fork Canyon - Bullfrog 2A 4-6 Hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
South Fork of Ticaboo - Bullfrog Hiking 4-7 hours depending on route chosen 3.5 - 3.5 (2 Ratings)
Stateline Canyon - Page Arizona Easy hiking 2-3 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (3 Ratings)

Moab

Moab, the civilized desert. This is THE place to go for each access canyoneering, hiking, roadside attractions, and end the day with fine dining and a 4-star hotel.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Corona Arch - Moab Easy Hiking 1-3 Hours 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Covert and La Boca Arches - Lost Springs Easy Hiking 1-2 Hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Delicate Arch - Arches National Park Easy Hiking 1.5 - 3 hours (3 miles for the Arch Trail, 0.5 for viewpoint) 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Devils Garden And Landscape Arch - Arches Easy to Moderate depending on route 1-5 hours 3.5 - 3.5 (2 Ratings)
Fiery Furnace - Arches National Park Easy hiking / moderate route finding. A few hours to all day. 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Fisher Towers - Moab Easy hiking. About 5 miles roundtrip (2-3 hours) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Hidden Valley - Moab Easy Hiking 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Moab Dump Panels - Moab Easy Hiking 2-3 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Moki Mesa - Potash Road Easy Hiking 2-4 hours (3 miles round trip) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Peale - San Juan County Highpoint Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (5 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Waas - Grand County Highpoint Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (about 8 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Negro Bill Canyon - Moab Easy/Moderate Hike 2.5+ hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
North Fork of Mill Creek - Moab Easy Hiking 1+ Hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Onion Creek - Fisher Towers Easy Hiking 4-6 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Parriott Mesa - Castle Valley Exposed lower 5th class climbing. 4-6 Hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Professor Creek - Castle Valley 3B 6-8 Hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Tunnel and Forget-Me-Not Canyon Easy Hiking, Moderate Navigation 2-4 Hours 4.7 - 4.7 (3 Ratings)
Willow Springs - Moab Easy Hiking 2-3 Hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)

North Wash

  Canyoneering is king in North Wash, and likely the reason most visit. North Wash canyons tend to be short, narrow, and physical. This is the place to bring long sleeves and long pants. With easy access, next to the highway, this makes a good choice for groups.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Happy Canyon (via Poison Spring) - Dirty Devil 2A 5-7 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Hog Springs - North Wash Easy hiking 1-2 hours 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Lower Maidenwater - Trachyte 2B 4-6 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Lucky Charms - North Wash 3A (a little lower 5th class climbing) 1-2 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Messin Around Canyon - North Wash 3A 2-3 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (2 Ratings)
Mt Ellen - Garfield County Highpoint Easy/Moderate Hike 2-3 hours (about 7.5 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Robbers Roost Overlook - Angel Point Easy hiking. 1 hour (1.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Swett and Woodruff Canyons - Trachyte Class 4 8-12 hours or (better) 2+ day backpack 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Trachyte Canyon - Trachyte Day hike to Backpack Depends on Route 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)

Northern Utah

Northern Utah is the most populated area in Utah, though once you venture an hour or so away from the Wasatch Front, solitude can be found.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Amethyst Basin - Uinta Mountains Moderate Backpack 1-2 days (13 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Bald Mountain - Uinta Mountains Easy Hiking 2-3 hours (2.6 miles / 1200' of gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Bridger Peak - Rich County Highpoint Easy Hiking, Moderate Navigation 1-2 hours / 2.25 miles 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Dead Horse Lake - Uinta Mountains Moderate Backpack 2 Day Backpack (20-22 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
East Mountain - Emery County Highpoint Easy Hiking. 2 hours (4 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Eccentric BM County Highpoint - Uintas Easy Hiking. 7 miles / 4-6 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Fish Lake Hightop - Sevier County Highpoint Easy Hiking. 3-4 hours (7 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Gilbert Peak - Summit County Highpoint Strenuous Hike ~ 20-22 miles, often done as a backpack 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Hell Hole Lake - Western Uintas Moderate Hike 6-8 hours (better as a backpack) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Ibapah Peak - Juab County Highpoint Long Day Hike 9-12 hours (12+ miles / 5300'+ gain) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Kings Peak - Highest Point in Utah Strenuous Hike ~ 25-30 miles, 2+ day backpack 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Lofty Lake Loop - Western Uintas Easy/Moderate Hike 2-3 hours (4 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Long Lake - Western Uintas Easy / Moderate Hike 2 hours (4 miles) to Long Lake; 3-4 hours (6.6 miles) for the loop 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Mine Camp Peak - Millard County Highpoint Easy Hiking. 1 hour (1 mile) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Naomi Peak - Cache County Highpoint Moderate Hike (8 miles) 3-4 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Naturalist Basin - Western Uintas Moderate Hike / Easy Backpack 5-9 hours (10-15 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Ostler Lake and Peak - Uinta Mountains Moderate to the Lake, Strenuos to the peak 1-2 days (14 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Ruth Lake - Western Uintas Easy Hike 1 hour (1.6 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
South Tent Mountain - Sanpete County Highpoint Easy Hiking. 1-2 hours / 3.3 miles 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Wasatch County Highpoint - Uinta Mountains Easy Hiking. 1 hour (0.8 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)

Northwest

With Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park both in the upper Northwest corner of Wyoming, the area has a lot going for it.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Periodic Spring - Afton Easy hiking, well suited to most. 1-2 hours / 1.5 miles round trip. 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)

Odds and Ends

Odds and ends... You know, things that don't fit anywhere else yet! Fun stuff, none-the-less.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Jump Creek - Boise Idaho Easy Hiking 1+ hours (0.5 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Lions Head - Cape Town South Africa Easy Hiking 2-3 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Middleberg Waterfall - Cederberg South Africa Easy Hiking 2-4 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Platteklip Gorge - Cape Town South Africa Moderate Hike 2-3 hours / 3.5 miles and about 850 meters / 2800 feet of elevation gain 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Wahclella Falls - Columbia River Gorge Oregon Easy Hiking 1-2 hours (2 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Wolfberg Cracks and Wolfberg Arch - Cederberg South Africa Moderate Hiking 5-7 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)

Robbers Roost

The Roost is a very remote area of south eastern Utah. Canyoneering adventures in Robbers Roost tend to be fairly dry, and have long exits. The area was used in the late 1800's and early 1900's by outlaws, hence the name.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Bowknot Bend Viewpoint - San Rafael Desert Moderate Hiking / Moderate Route Finding 4-6 hours (8 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch) - San Rafael Desert Easy Hiking / Moderate Route Finding 1-2 hours (2.5 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Moonshine Wash - San Rafael Desert Easy Hiking 2-5 Hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Great Gallery - Horseshoe Canyon Moderate Hike 3-5 hours (7 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)

San Rafael Swell

My favorite area in Utah, the San Rafael Swell offers excellent camping, hiking, canyoneering, and rock climbing. For solitude and amazing views, this is the place to go.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Arch Tower and Cave Canyon - Northern Reef Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (about 7.5 miles) 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Cane Wash - Northern Swell Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (10 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Cat and Dizzy Trail Canyons - Western Swell Moderate Hike 5-7 hours (10 miles) 2.5 - 2.5 (2 Ratings)
Chimney Canyon - Hidden Splendor Long Dayhike / Easy Backpack 8+ hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Chute Buttress - Southern Swell Class 4 hiking 3-5 hours 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Chute Canyon - Southern Swell Easy Hiking or Moderate for Full Loop 3-7 hours (up to about 11 miles for the full loop) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Cottonwood Wash - Northern Swell Easy to Moderate depending on route 1 hour+ (12 miles for the full loop) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Cottonwood Wash Ruins - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking 7 miles (3-5 hours) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Crack Canyon - San Rafael Swell Hiking (Class 4) 4-6 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (6 Ratings)
Ding and Dang Canyons - San Rafael Swell Hiking (Class 4) 4-6 hours 4.5 - 4.5 (4 Ratings)
Eagle/Forgotten Canyons - Western Swell 3A 5-7 hours (about 8.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Ernie Canyon - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking 1+ hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Farnsworth Canyon - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking / Canyoneering 2-6 hours. 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Ferron Box Panels - Western Swell Easy hiking. 1-4 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Goblin Valley - Southern Swell Easy hiking 1+ hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Great Gusto Canyon - Eastern Reef 4A 4-6 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Grotto Canyon - Northern Swell Hiking (Class 4-) 5-7 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Hurst Bridge - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking / Moderate Route Finding 3-5 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Iron Wash - Eastern Reef Easy to Strenuous Hike 3+ hours (6+ miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Little Grand Canyon - San Rafael Swell Backpacking, Horseback, or Float 1-2 days. 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Little Spotted Wolf Canyon - Southern Swell Easy hiking 2-3 hours 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Little Susan Mine - Hidden Splendor Easy Hiking 3-4+ hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Little Wild Horse Canyon / Bell Canyon - San Rafael Swell Hiking (Class 3) 5-7 hours 4.2 - 4.2 (6 Ratings)
Lower Black Box - San Rafael Swell 2C 7-9 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Lower Iron Wash and Ernie Canyon - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking 4-6 hours (10 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Lower Muddy Creek - Hidden Splendor Easy Hiking 4-6 hours (8-ish miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Petroglyph and Double Arch Canyons - Eastern Reef Easy Hiking 1-2 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Pinnacle #1 - San Rafael A little 4th class / easy 5th class climbing 3-5 hours 3.3 - 3.3 (3 Ratings)
Red Canyon (Chimney Valley) - Hanksville Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (8 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Rochester Art Panel - San Rafael Swell Easy Walking < 1 hour 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Salt Wash - Western Swell Easy dayhike. 5-7 hours (10 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
San Rafael Knob - Southern Swell Hiking with some scrambling (class 4) 5-7 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Sids Mountain - Western Swell Long Day Hike 8-10+ hours (12 or 15-16 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Smith Canyon - Horsethief Canyon - Northern Swell Moderate Hiking 5-8 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Blocks - San Rafael Swell Easy Hiking, Moderate Route Finding. 4-6 hours. 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Chute of Muddy Creek - Southern Swell River Hiking or Class II Float 6-10 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Three Fingers and Uneva Canyons - Eastern Reef Moderate Hiking 4-6 hours (8 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (3 Ratings)
Train Robbers Mesa - San Rafael A little 4th class scrambling 2-5 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Upper Eardley Canyon - Central Swell Long Dayhike / Moderate Backpack 8+ hours (shorter variations can be done) 3.5 - 3.5 (2 Ratings)
Upper Muddy Creek - San Rafael Swell Easy Hiking 4-7 Hours 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Wikiup - Central Swell Class 4 Hiking 1-2 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)

Southern Nevada

Nevada is a bit of a paradox. Home of the infamous Las Vegas, most of the states population resides in the Las Vegas or Reno areas. The rest of the state is very wild and rural. In fact, 67% of the land in the state is managed by the BLM.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Anniversary Narrows - Lake Mead Easy Hiking 1-3 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Arizona Hot Springs - Black Canyon Easy Hiking 3-5 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (4 Ratings)
Gold Strike Canyon - Black Canyon Hiking with some class 4 scrambling. 3-6 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)

Wasatch Front

The Wasatch Front offers excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and skiing all within a short drive of Utah's major population centers. There are many world peaks to hike, climbs to climb, and routes to ski.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Alexander Basin - Millcreek Canyon Moderate Hike 2-4 hours (3-4 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
American Fork Twin Peaks - Salt Lake County Highpoint Class 4 (Or class 3) 3-4 hours / 2.25 miles (or 5-6 hours / 7 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Battle Creek Falls - Orem Easy Hiking / 3C 1 hour (1.2 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Bells Canyon - Salt Lake City Moderate Hike 1+ hours (4+ miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Big Rock (Elephant Rock) - Bountiful Easy / Moderate Hike 3-4 hours (7 miles) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Burch Hollow - Millcreek Canyon Moderate Hike 4-5 hours (5 miles) 2.0 - 2.0 (1 Ratings)
Deseret Peak - Tooele County Highpoint Moderate Hike 3-5 hours (6.5 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs - Wasatch Front Easy Hiking 2-4+ Hours depending on how long you soak. 3.7 - 3.7 (3 Ratings)
Dog Lake - Big Cottonwood Canyon Moderate Hike 3-5 hours (5+ miles / 1300' ft gain depending on route) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Donut Falls - Big Cottonwood Canyon Easy Hike 1-2 hours (1.4 or 3.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Frary Peak - Antelope Island Moderate Hike About 7 miles / 3-4 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Gobblers Knob - Millcreek Canyon Moderate Hike 5-7 hours (7+ miles depending on route) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Lackawaxen Lake - Wasatch Front Easy Hiking. 2-3 hours (3 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Maybird Gulch - Little Cottonwood Canyon Moderate Hike 3-4 hours (7.5 miles round trip) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Mill Creek Ridge - Lambs Canyon Easy Hiking 2-3 hours (4.2 miles / 1500' of gain) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Aire - Millcreek Canyon Easy/Moderate Hike 2-4 hours (3.5 miles / 1900' of gain) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Nebo - Utah County Highpoint Moderate 5-7 hours (about 9 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Olympus - Salt Lake CIty Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (6.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Superior and Monte Cristo - Little Cottonwood Intermediate Hike 4-6 hours (5-6 miles / 2800' of gain ) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Mount Wire (Big Beacon) - Salt Lake City Moderate Hike 5 miles / 2-3 hours (2000' of elevation gain) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Mule Hollow - Big Cottonwood Canyon Moderate Hike 2-3 hours (2.2 miles round trip / 1200' of gain) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Pfeifferhorn Peak - Little Cottonwood Canyon Moderate/Challenging Hike 6-8 hours (9 miles / 3700' of elevation gain) 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)
Red Pine Lake - Little Cottonwood Canyon Moderate Hike 4-6 hours (7 miles / 2400' of gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Red Pine/Little Water Loop and Murdock Peak - Millcreek Canyon Easy/Moderate Hike 2.5-3.3 hours (5 miles), Little Water/Old Red Pine Loop, 4-5.5 hours (8.2 miles), Murdock Peak 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Living Room - Salt Lake Easy / Moderate Hike 2-3 hours 2.0 - 2.0 (2 Ratings)
Thurston Peak - County Highpoint Easy Hiking 3-5 hours (8.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Waterfall Canyon - Ogden Easy Hike 2-3 hours (2.5 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
White Pine Lake - Little Cottonwood Canyon Moderate Hike About 10 miles 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Willard Peak - Weber County Highpoint Easy Hiking 1-2 hours / 2.5 miles 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)

West Desert

Utah's West Desert is a barren place, far more populated by wild horses and coyotes than people. Hiking and exploring the west desert is a solitary activity, but there is a stark beauty in the area, and many interesting things to see and do.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Craner Peak - West Desert Easy hiking. 2-3 hours (about 2 miles) 1.0 - 1.0 (1 Ratings)
Crystal Peak - Delta Roadside Attraction / Moderate Scramble 1-2 hours 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Delano Peak - County Highpoint Easy Hiking. 2-4 hours (3 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Notch Peak - Delta Easy/Moderate Hike 7 miles (3-5 hours) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)

Zion & Southwest

Quite possibly the canyoneering capital in the US, Zion offers  canyoneering, climbing, and hiking among towering sandstone walls. The park itself is a destination, but within a short distance of the park are many additional wonders to be visited.

Trip Rating Length Quality
Angels Landing - Zion Main Canyon Easy/Moderate 3-5 hours 4.3 - 4.3 (3 Ratings)
Cable Mountain - Zion East Side Moderate Hike 3-4 hours (7.5 miles round trip) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Canyon Overlook Trail - Zion Main Canyon Easy Hiking less than 1 hour 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Hidden Canyon - Zion Main Canyon Easy to Moderate Hiking 3-4 hours (2+ miles / 1200' feet of gain) 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Johnson Arch - Snow Canyon Easy hiking. 1-2 hours (1.8 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Kanarra Creek - Kanarraville Easy Hiking. 2-4 hours (3-4 miles) 4.5 - 4.5 (2 Ratings)
Kane County Highpoint - Navajo Lake Roadside Attraction and a short hike (4 miles) 2-3 hours (3.6 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
La Verkin Creek - Kolob Canyon Area Long Dayhike / Easy Backpack Generally 14+ miles 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Observation Point - Zion Main Canyon Strenous 4-6 hours (8 miles) 5.0 - 5.0 (1 Ratings)
Right Fork From the Bottom - Zion West Side Moderate Hike 6-8+ hours (10 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Signal Peak - Washington County Highpoint Moderate Hike 8.5 miles (5-7 hours) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
South Fork of Taylor Creek - Kolob Canyon Area Easy Hiking 2 hours (2-3 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
Taylor Creek - Kolob Canyon Area Easy Hiking 2-4 hours (5.5 miles) 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
The Subway (From the Bottom) - Zion West Side Moderate Hike 5-7 hours 4.0 - 4.0 (2 Ratings)
Timber Creek Overlook - Kolob Easy Hiking 1 hour (1.2 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (1 Ratings)
Weeping Rock - Zion Main Canyon Easy Hiking less than 1 hour 4.0 - 4.0 (1 Ratings)
West Rim Trail - Zion Strenuous Day Hike or Moderate Backpack 6 - 9 hours or 2 day backpack (12-14 miles) 3.0 - 3.0 (2 Ratings)
Zion Narrows From the Bottom - Zion Main Canyon Easy / Moderate Hiking 2+ miles (1+ hours) 5.0 - 5.0 (2 Ratings)