In recent years, Moab has become quite well known for a number of sports, including four-wheeling, rafting, rock-climbing, mountain-biking and even more extreme sports like BASE jumping. However, there are many dozens of hiking experiences within a short drive. That proximity combined with beautiful spring and fall temperatures make this a popular location with tourists.
There are a ton of well-known, great day hikes inside of Zion National Park, but the hikes in Kolob Canyon are definitely worth considering as you plan your trip. Kolob Canyon is one of the more remote areas of Zion National Park, and while you won’t find Angels Landing or the Watchman Trail in this area of the park, you will find fewer crowds and a more peaceful adventure than in the more popular Zion Canyon area.
Trying to pick the best hikes in Canyonlands National Park can be challenging. This park, located near Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, has a lot of great hikes to choose from for hikers of all capabilities. The great thing is that even though there are so many trails, you really can’t go wrong with whichever hikes you pick to spend your time on.
Both the Needles District (to the south) and the Island in the Sky District (to the north) offer good hiking opportunities.
Picking the best hikes in Arches National Park isn’t easy. The park is full of amazing views and many of these views are accessible from the main park road, if not a short stroll from a pullout. However, to really see the park you have to get up close and personal, and getting out on the hiking trails is the best way of doing that.
There are a ton of great Capitol Reef National Park hikes that are worth trying out when visiting this remote location in Utah. While much of the park can be very challenging (and time consuming!) to get to, there are great rewards in both the Fruita District (which is where visitors tend to spend most of their time) and the other more remote parts of Capitol Reef National Park.
For those that do want to hike, it can be daunting trying to go through the dozens of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park and narrow it down to just one or two if you are limited on time. That’s why we wanted to put together this list of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park to help take the guesswork out of planning your upcoming trip.