Utah's Favorite Hiking Trails

Utah's Favorite Hiking Trails

by David Day

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Discover a part of Utah that remains untouched and unspoiled by man and his inventions! Some of the scenic wonders are located in the state's twelve national parks and monuments and some are in designated wilderness areas, but many are in backcountry places that are still relatively unknown and unprotected. These natural treasures are very often situated far from any road, but if you have a good pair of boots, a backpack, and are willing walk a few miles they are yours to enjoy. This comprehensive guide presents, in words and photographs, the very best hiking opportunities Utah has to offer. Some of the trails wind through deep redrock canyons, while others climb lofty snow-covered peaks. Visit a 700-year-old Anasazi cliff dwelling on the Colorado Plateau or discover a pristine alpine lake in the Uinta Mountains. About half of the hikes can be completed in one day, but many take more time -- they range in length from 4.5 miles to 33.5 miles. Over 250 color and black & white photographs and 80 detailed trail maps are included to help you choose the adventure that is right for you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966085815
Publisher: Rincon Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 415
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Trailhead Locations8
Introduction (Geology, Ecology, History)10
Helpful Hints for Hikers17
Northern Utah Trails
Naomi Peak (Mount Naomi Wilderness Area)23
White Pine Lake, Bear River Range26
Wellsville Ridge (Wellsville Mountains Wilderness Area)28
Mount Ogden32
Deseret Peak (Deseret Peak Wilderness Area)35
Little Hole (Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area)38
Jones Hole (Dinosaur National Monument)41
Kings Peak (High Uintas Wilderness Area)45
Red Castle Lakes (High Uintas Wilderness Area)52
Amethyst Lake (High Uintas Wilderness Area)57
Ryder and Kermsuh Lakes (High Uintas Wilderness Area)61
Brown Duck Mountain Loop (High Uintas Wilderness Area)64
Grandaddy Basin (High Uintas Wilderness Area)72
Naturalist Basin (High Uintas Wilderness Area)77
Notch Mountain Trail83
Clyde Lake88
Lake Country91
Fish Lake Loop95
Nobletts Creek - Log Hollow99
Row Bench102
Grandeur Peak105
Mount Olympus (Mount Olympus Wilderness Area)108
Gobblers Knob - Alexander Basin (Mount Olympus Wilderness Area)111
Mount Raymond (Mount Olympus Wilderness Area)115
Dog Lake (Mount Olympus Wilderness Area)118
Desolation Lake121
Lake Blanche (Twin Peaks Wilderness Area)123
Red Pine Lake (Lone Peak Wilderness Area)126
White Pine Lake, Wasatch Range130
Lake Mary - Grizzly Gulch132
Mount Timpanogos (Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area)135
Santaquin Peak142
Mount Nebo (Mount Nebo Wilderness Area)145
Fish Creek149
Candland Mountain Loop152
San Rafael River Gorge155
Lower Black Box of the San Rafael201
Southern Utah Trails
Devils Garden (Arches National Park)207
Lower Courthouse Wash (Arches National Park)210
Negro Bill Canyon213
Fisher Towers216
Mount Tukuhnikivatz219
Little Wild Horse Canyon223
Horseshoe Canyon (Canyonlands National Park)226
Upheaval Dome (Canyonlands National Park)230
Murphy Trail (Canyonlands National Park)234
Confluence Overlook (Canyonlands National Park)238
Chesler Park (Canyonlands National Park)242
Lost Canyon (Canyonlands National Park)248
The Maze (Canyonlands National Park)251
The Chocolate Drops (Canyonlands National Park)257
Green & Colorado River Overlook (Canyonlands National Park)259
Dark Canyon262
Natural Bridges Loop (Natural Bridges National Monument)267
Grand Gulch - Bullet Canyon270
Grand Gulch - Collins Canyon275
Big Man Pictographs284
Slickhorn Canyon288
Owl and Fish Creek Canyons293
Mule Canyon298
Cohab Canyon - Cassidy Arch (Capitol Reef National Park)301
Chimney Rock Canyon (Capitol Reef National Park)304
Upper Muley Twist Canyon (Capitol Reef National Park)308
Lower Muley Twist Canyon (Capitol Reef National Park)312
The Pine Creek Box (Box - Death Hollow Wilderness Area)316
Calf Creek (Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument)319
Escalante River (Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument)322
Death Hollow (Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument)328
Coyote Gulch (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area)336
Willow Gulch (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area)341
Hackberry Canyon (Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument)346
Buckskin Gulch - Paria Canyon (Paria Canyon - Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area)353
Queens Garden - Peekaboo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)359
Fairyland Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)362
Riggs Spring Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)364
Rattlesnake Creek - Ashdown Gorge (Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area)367
Zion Narrows (Zion National Park)371
East Rim, Zion Canyon (Zion National Park)377
West Rim, Zion Canyon (Zion National Park)381
Hop Valley and Kolob Arch (Zion National Park)386
Middle Fork Taylor Creek (Zion National Park)390
Pine Valley Mountains (Pine Valley Mountains Wilderness Area)394
Public Lands Agencies399
Further Reading403

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