50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks


3rd Edition

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.

Additional information

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Greg Witt



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Illustration Notes

Color maps and photos throughout

Publication Date

December 21, 2021


Wilderness Press


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