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Hiking Utah
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By Nate Carlisle, Jason Bergreen, Erin Alberty and Brett Prettyman
Updated on Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM

Directions • Remember to purchase your recreation pass at the Forest Service office in Kamas, 50 E. Center St., or at the self-pay stations along Highway 150. To reach...

Updated on Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM

Directions • From the Kolob Canyons entrance of Zion National Park, pay the fee at the gate and then drive 3.8 miles up Kolob Canyon Road. Stop at the Lee Pass trail h...

Updated on Jul 12, 2014 12:57PM

On Monday, four interns for the Bureau of Land Management began hiking the Hastings Cutoff, a Utah trail made infamous by the Donner Party.

Here ...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 08:39AM

Directions • From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 10.7 miles up the canyon. The trail head is on the north side of the road. It is a closed metal gate with a...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 07:44AM


Are you a summer intern? Are you fetching coffee? Answering phones? Hiking a trail that once helped kill 44 people?

Updated on Jul 7, 2014 07:09AM


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Updated on Jul 5, 2014 05:51PM

Getting there •From Salt Lake City, take Interstate 15 to the 344 exit at 12th Street. Turn right at the exit, continue on 12th Street heading east. The street will tur...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 09:14PM

Details • Emerald Pools is one of the most famous hikes in Zion National Park, and with good reason. It’s challenging without being exhausting, and contains some beaut...

Updated on Jun 19, 2014 09:17AM

Getting there • From Salt Lake City, head north on I-15 to the Woods Cross exit (2600 South) and go east for 0.9 miles. Continue on the road as it becomes Orchard Drive. ...

Updated on Jun 11, 2014 11:18PM

To get there • From Foothill Drive, head east on Wakara Way, heading toward the entrance to Red Butte Gardens. Take a right onto Colorow Drive, just before the garden e...

Updated on Jun 8, 2014 01:49PM

Directions • From Interstate 15 in St. George, exit onto St. George Boulevard and go west. Turn right and go north on Main Street. Brooks Nature Park is at 452 N. Main...

Updated on May 28, 2014 10:00PM

Directions • This is a family-friendly hike with little elevation gain that nevertheless ends in a terrific view. It’s located in the Kolob Terrace area, a generally l...

Updated on May 27, 2014 03:54PM

Did you ever pick a wildflower? Build a stick fort? Stray from the footpath while walking in the wilderness?

In an article at Slate, author Emma M...

Updated on May 28, 2014 04:16PM

Directions • This is a beautiful, not-too-challenging hike in the Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park. It’s a great way to start exploring this less-traveled (and...

Updated on May 19, 2014 09:59AM

There was great weather throughout Utah this week, and hikers took to the trails.

Here’s a collection of photos that hikers tweeted. Share your p...

Updated on May 21, 2014 10:12PM

Directions • Hidden Canyon is a great afternoon hike in Zion National Park, climbing up an east-northeast-facing wall that’s cooled by moist, hanging gardens before fi...

Updated on May 7, 2014 08:25PM

Getting there •From Salt Lake City, take Interstate 15 to the 344 exit at 12th Street. Turn right at the exit, continue on 12th Street heading east. The street will tur...

Updated on Apr 30, 2014 10:11PM

Dutch Hollow is a sage-covered bowl for hikers and mountain bikers. It’s part of Wasatch Mountain State Park, tucked just outside of Midway and Heber City.

Updated on Apr 30, 2014 04:59PM

Taylor Creek offers a leisurely hike over rolling hills through a lush, wooded section of the Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park, ending with a tremendous red roc...

Updated on Apr 23, 2014 09:22PM

Laramie, Wyo. • Just picture Laramie in March and April: Crusts of dirty frozen leftover snow, brown stubs of grass, and that relentless biting ice-cold wind blowing up your s...

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