Hiking in Utah and its National Parks
Over the past couple of years we have written quite a few blogposts about our USA roadtrip and most of them were about hiking in Utah and the national parks. Since our posts about Utah are some of the most-read ones, I figured I’d gather them all on this page. Now you have a clear overview of all we have written and where to find the best tips and tricks for getting outdoors and hiking in Utah.
Sightseeing and hiking in Zion National Park
Zion is probably the best place to go hiking in Utah. Their trails are amazing and there is something for everyone, whether you are young and active or want to take it easy on the tracks. Our favorite hike here definitely was Angel’s Landing which should not be underestimated, it was well worth the effort though. We have written the following posts about Zion National Park:
– The best hikes in Zion National Park
– Hiking Angel’s Landing: should you do it?
Sightseeing and hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce is probably the national park that most surprised me. Why? Because of the raw landscape and the big contrast between all the trees (yes, trees!) and the hoodoos. One of the most popular blogposts of the past year was definitely ‘How to spend 24 hours in Bryce Canyon National Park‘ which includes a lot of hiking tips and more information about where to go and see sunrise!
Sightseeing and hiking in Arches National Park
Our first Utah national park to visit was Arches and it made a great impression on us. Although the park is relatively small you will still need all day to properly see it. Some of our favorite hikes were definitely the one to Devil’s Garden and of course the one to the famous Delicate Arch, which is best done in the evening. For further information visit our post about ‘How to spend a day in Arches National Park‘. Arches definitely makes up for some of the finest hiking in Utah and its national parks.
Sightseeing and hiking in Canyonlands National Park
The one place to see sunrise is Canyonlands National Park! If you Google it, the first pictures popping up were those of the Sunrise at Mesa Arch. I actually thought this would be something just for experienced photographers but I was incredibly happy to be able to make some good shots of the sunrise myself. Curious how we did that? Then visit our blog about How to capture the sunrise at Mesa Arch. As for hiking in Canyonlands, two more easy/moderate hikes we did here were the Upheaval Dome (so impressive!) and also the Grand View Point.
Other blogs about outdoor activities and hiking in Utah
Although these were the national parks we visited, you can find various other blogposts about other outdoor activities in Utah on our site. Here they are:
– Hiking the Negro Bill Canyon Trail, a must-do in Moab
– Mountainbiking on the Slick Rock Track
– Travel Tips for Captitol Reef National Park
I hope you found this page useful and you found what you were looking for. In case you want to know more or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or send us an email. We loved hiking in Utah and spending a couple of weeks there was well worth our time. I truly hope we can make it back there one day…
Other posts you may find interesting if you’re traveling in the USA:
– How to plan your stay in Yellowstone National Park
– How you can avoid the crowds at the Grand Canyon
– 5 Really cool and cold things to do in Alaska
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