Considered one of the most dangerous hikes in Norther America, Buckskin Gulch takes you 21-miles through a slot canyon with ankle-deep water and walls that shrink your path to an average of 6ft wide throughout. This is for the well-prepared hikers, so make sure your gear is in good shape, and check weather before starting as flash floods are lethal in this area.
Park City is known for its world-renowned ski resorts which remain beautiful in the summer months as well. Jenni’s trail is a great option to explore the scenery that Park City Mountain gives to thousands of skiers each year.
It’s definitely off the beaten path but these ancient petroglyphs which give a glimpse into the past. The trail is only about one-mile roundtrip so it’s a fun quick stop to get a photo and stretch your legs while on your way to other Utah destinations such as Park City.
You definitely won’t be alone on this visit, as this national monument packs over 70,000 visitors each year between the months of May – September (the only time it’s open). It’s worth the visit, however, as you’ll have the unique opportunity to walk through and explore the caves.
Head up to Sundance to enjoy amazing scenery and a breathtaking waterfall to boot! The thick forest will provide cool temperatures while you climb in altitude to an overlook that will give you the best views of not just the falls, but the surrounding mountains and landscape.
While in Park City you’ll feel inclined to hit the nearby trails and you can’t go wrong with heading up Mirror Lake Highway where Ruth Lake rests. It’s a short 2-mile hike, and rewards you with an beautiful view of an alpine lake which creates serenity.
We’d be remiss to ignore this iconic hike. Yes, it’s one of the most heavily visited trails in Utah, but that’s for good reason. This 5-mile roundtrip hike takes you up a number of switchbacks and alongside a plummeting cliff with only your sure-footedness and a periodic chain drilled into the trail to keep you from plummeting yourself. Start before sunrise for an unforgettable view without the crowds.
While it doesn’t receive the publicity of its neighbor Angel’s Landing, Observation Point reaches to heights far above other hikes in Zion allowing for incomparable views. It will take 3-4hrs so bring lots of water and be prepared to burn some calories. Because Zion is so popular, we recommend starting as early as possible.
Take lots of water and stamina for this 11-mile hike. It will take you through the beautiful landscape of the vast Canyonlands National Park. Your long hike culminates at the several slot canyons where you can squeeze in-between on the ground, finding your way through the labyrinth. Or climb to the top where you can jump over the crevasses like you’re Jackie Chan.
Bryce Canyon boasts a number of trails that will leave you breathless from the gorgeous scenery. You really can’t go wrong with any of the hikes there, but we recommend Fairyland Loop which gives you a broad perspective of the unique rock formations mixed with some greenery to balance out those photographs.