Whether you are new to hiking or a pro, these trails are a must.
Most, if not all, of the 50 states have hidden gems to offer the outdoor enthusiast. The state of Utah has several spectacular features that bring in people from near and far.
Hiking is a great and easy way to explore what these areas have to offer. Here are five areas you should make it a point to hike while in Utah.
1. The San Rafael Swell
With 2,000 square miles of public land, there are hundreds of places to hike. This is a hidden gem located in the central part of the state.
While hiking, you can see views like the San Rafael Reef and Little Grand Canyon. You can also explore unique places like Goblin Valley and touch an actual dinosaur track.
2. Bryce Canyon National Park
With towering hoodoos, Bryce Canyon is an awesome place to take a hike. The area offers several day hiking trails as many of their trails are interconnected.
Popular hikes sometimes encompass a combination of two or more of the basic trails. The area offers hiking trails from easy to difficult with spectacular views.
4. Grand Staircase Escalante
Grand Staircase Escalante offers multiple places to hike including slot canyons like Spooky Gulch. This location offers moderate to challenging hikes plus incredible and unique photo opportunities.
5. Moab area trails
The Moab area contains a wide variety of terrain with a diverse selection of hikes, including pet-friendly hiking trails. You can hike beside a cool stream or by spectacular sandstone arches. The Moab area is truly a must for any hiker.
Hiking is one of the best and easiest ways to enjoy the outdoors. It can be as effortless or as intense as you make it. These five spots in Utah barely scratch the surface of the many places available to avid hikers, but are definitely a must.