Hiking in Utah (UT) offers a diverse range of trails over a variety of terrains. From alpine mountain trails to desert canyon trails--Utah has it all.
Northern and Eastern Utah hiking highlights alpine trails through the high-elevation mountain ranges. Ashley National Forest showcases steep trails with strenuous climbs up the Uinta Mountains, including Kings Peak, which is the highest point in Utah. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest also provides alpine hiking through both the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains where hikers can enjoy scenic mountain top views or forest trails that meander through the wilderness.
Western Utah hiking is defined by trails that wander through the arid desert and offer wide open views. Hikers can also explore paths that lead through small mountain ranges and rugged terrain. Southern Utah features parks like Zion National Park, where hikers can find deep canyon trails that lead past rivers and stunning desert arches. Park City, near Salt Lake City, is a popular outdoor town in Utah, with plenty of hiking trails and campgrounds as well.
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