Utah quickly turned into one of our favorite states to hike in. There is some of the most unique hiking in the world here. There are too many options to choose from, with 5 national parks, 7 national monuments, 7 national forests and over 40 state parks, along with private and public lands. To get your planning started, here are our favorite 3 hikes in Utah.
Kanarra Creek Canyon Trail
Kanarra Creek Canyon is located just to the west of Zion National Park in southwest Utah. This hike is an absolute must on a warm day. Hiking through water between towering rock walls is an experience everyone should do. Climb a few ladders, find a couple wading pools and a few spots for resting for a snack.
Zebra Canyon is located in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in south central Utah. A National Monument that should be a national park instead. within its 1.87 million acres is Zebra Canyon. This slot canyon is one of the coolest canyon hikes there is. Can you see why it is called Zebra Canyon?
Buckskin Gulch via Wire Pass
Considered one of the most dangerous hikes in the United States, Buckskin Gulch is a fun trail with 200' walls. You just can't hike it when there is rain in the forecast or even a hint of it. Some people backpack through, others make it a day hike, but you can make it as long or as short as you like.
A few bonus hikes for you.
Capitol Reef National Park - Sulfur Creek Trail
Moab - Corona Arch Trail