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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Days Fork trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Hike of the Week: Days Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon
    Directions • From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 9.8 miles east up the canyon. Turn right into the Spruces Campground, or, to avoid parking...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Lakeshore National Recreation Trail at Fish Lake, Utah. Hike of the Week: Lakeshore National Recreation Trail at Fish Lake
    Directions • The trailhead begins on the north side of Fish Lake Lodge at Fish Lake. This is technically the second segment of a much longer trail th...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Doctor Creek trail at Fish Lake is the hike of the week. Hike of the week: Doctor Creek Trail at Fish Lake
    Directions • The trailhead begins on the south side of State Road 25, near the Doctor Creek campground on the western end of Fish Lake. Follow the sig...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 07:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The White Pine Lake Trail near Tony Grove Lake in Logan, July 17. 2015. Hike of the week: White Pine Lake
    Directions • Follow U.S. 89 out of Logan. Go past Utah State University and into the canyon. From the ranger station at the mouth of the canyon, trave...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune File Photo)  

The view at sunrise from Mesa Arch, in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. 8 great hikes in Canyonlands National Park
    The Colorado River runs through it. So do Jeeps and mountain bikers. Canyonlands National Park is truly a playground, and a large one. At 527 square m...
    Updated Aug 12 2015 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Clark's Trail in Draper. Utah Hike of the Week: Clark’s Trail in Corner Canyon
    Directions • The trailhead is located southeast of the Mormon temple in Draper. Once you’re in the neighborhood, signs along the streets will point yo...
    Updated Aug 07 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
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When life gives you mud, you sit in it... right? #mypubliclandsroadtrip #BLMUtah #FunAllowed These interns took a Utah hiking trip and Twitter went, too
    A Bureau of Land Management internship doesn’t look like your average college internship, or at least it doesn’t for interns at the BLM offices in Uta...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Green Pine Loop Trail on Snowbasin Ski Resort in Weber County on July 12, 2015. Hike of the week: Snowbasin’s Green Pond Loop
    Directions • From Interstate 15, exit onto 12th Street in Ogden and follow the road east, up Ogden Canyon. Turn right on UT-167 South after passing P...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
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Hikers walk along the Peakaboo Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. One of The Windows can be see above. 5 great hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park
    No place on Earth looks like Bryce Canyon National Park. There’s no place with all those spires of red, pink and white rocks, called hoodoos. From th...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Maybird Lake, as seen here July 4, 2015, sits at the end of a 4.3-mile trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The elevation is 9.742 feet. Utah Hike of the Week: Maybird Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon
    Directions • From the intersection of Wasatch and Fort Union boulevards, continue south on Wasatch for 9.3 miles. The road will eventually become Lit...
    Updated Aug 07 2015 10:20 am   |     |   Share
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    (Danny Chan La  |  Tribune File Photo)  

Hickman Arch at Capitol Reef with snow cover. A new trail planned by an arm of the National Park Service would connect the park to a trail running west to Torrey. 7 best hikes in Capitol Reef National Park
    Not every national park is a hiker’s park. The trail system at Badlands National Park basically consists of one 5-mile path with a loop in the middle....
    Updated Aug 12 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    Steve Baker  |  Special to the Tribune

Claret Cup Cactus on Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake. Gallery: Utah hiking photos from spring and summer
    Pioneer Day is almost here and — unofficially — Utah’s hiking season is half over. Or half remains, if that’s your preferred point of view. Either wa...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Hike of the Week: Limber Flag in Ashley National Forest
    Hike • Limber Flag is best done during a stay at the U.S. Forest Service’s lovely yurt of the same name. It is in a low-traffic part of the Ashley Nat...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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Delicate Arch near Moab, Utah. 5 best hikes in Arches National Park
    Many visitors to Arches National Park are what author and former Arches ranger Edward Abbey described as “motorized tourists.” They don’t go far from...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The North Fork of Deaf Smith Canyon offers plenty of shade, a creek and views of the Salt Lake Valley. Utah Hike of the Week: North Fork of Deaf Smith Canyon in Cottonwood Heights
    Directions • From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, take Wasatch Boulevard south for 1 1/2 miles. Then turn east onto King Hill Drive. Follow the dr...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Albion Meadow Basin, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hike of the Week: Albion Meadow Basin
    Directions • Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon until you reach Alta Ski Resort. Park by the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge, and you’ll find a wide dirt tr...
    Updated Jul 08 2015 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    (MIchael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hike of the Week: Lisa Falls
    Directions • You’ll find the trailhead 2.7 miles into Little Cottonwood Canyon, between mile markers 6 and 7, on the north side of the road. There is ...
    Updated Jul 09 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Two trail runners head down the main trail toward the trailhead. Utah Hike of the Week: Little Mountain
    Directions • The inexplicably-named “Little Mountain Summit” trailhead actually occupies a small saddle atop Emigration Canyon, overlooking Little Del...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   
Hikers carefully pick their way down the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park. It's one of the premier hikes in the park which takes the hiker up and a steep rock spine that climbs to a magnificent view of the Virgin River and Zion Canyon below.  The hikes is not for those with fear of heights.  An anchor chain is embedded in the rock in steep places along the trail that hikers can grab onto for safety. Once infamous, Angels Landing trail now a safety success story
    Zion National Park • Cheetah Platt works as an acrobat, but he’s hardly fearless. Before he decided to hike Angels Landing, he read materials online ...
    Updated Jun 14 2015 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    This screen capture shows the sites managed by the National Park Service that conducted searches and rescues in 2014. Data courtesy of the National Park Service. Graphic: Where national park visitors are being rescued
    The Southwest is the National Park Service’s search and rescue triangle. In 2014, staff at Grand Canyon National Park had to conduct 324 searches and...
    Updated Jun 14 2015 06:06 am   |     |   Share
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Lake Powell's Iceberg Canyon lived up to its name Saturday, June 6, 2015, when hail created a foot-thick layer of ice. Video: ‘Iceberg’ in Utah desert flash flood blocks hikers in canyon
    Of all the hazards that can worry Utah’s hikers, “marooned on an iceberg” is not usually high on the list. But that’s what happened (sort of) to a gro...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah campers take note: Glamping is awesome, and Canadian rap video proves it
    Are you a camper or a glamper? In a video released last week, Canadian comedy duo Jason Lucas and Matt Dennison address the great campground culture c...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A small waterfall sits in Sulphur Creek near the visitors center at Capitol Reef National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Sulphur Creek in Capitol Reef National Park
    Directions • Walk behind the park visitors center toward Sulphur Creek. A walk up Sulphur Creek is a chance to cool off and see a small waterfall...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

The river and small waterfall along the Beus Canyon Trail in Ogden. Hike of the Week: Beus Canyon
    Directions • From Interstate 15, take exit 341 towards 31st Street. Turn right on Washington Blvd., then left at 40th Street. Continue on 40th Street,...
    Updated Jun 03 2015 07:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Willow Heights Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hikers tweet soggy trail photos during May
    It rained. It rained. It rained. But people still hiked. They even looked like they had fun doing it. Here are some of the Utah hiking photos hikers...
    Updated May 31 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Willow Heights Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Hike of the Week: Willow Heights Trail
    Directions • The marked trailhead is about an eighth of a mile east of Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon, on the north side of the road. Hike...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Fremont River winds through the canyon floor in Capitol Reef National Park as seen on April 20, 2015. Utah Hike of the Week: Fremont River Trail in Capitol Reef National Park
    Directions • A kiosk marking the trailhead is in the parking lot for the amphitheater in campground loop C. You can also reach the trailhead from an...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Steve Baker  |  Special to the Tribune

Claret Cup Cactus on Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake. Utah Hike of the week: Stansbury Island Interactive Trail
    Directions • From Interstate 80, take Grantsville exit 84. At the stop sign, go left and cross two sets of train tracks. Follow the gravel causeway n...
    Updated May 14 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah Hike of the Week: Old Wagon Trail — Capitol Reef National Park
    Directions • From the Capitol Reef National Park visitors center, take the Scenic Drive south for 6.5 miles. The Old Wagon Trail is marked on the west...
    Updated May 27 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Parrish Canyon Trail in Centerville. Utah Hike of the Week: Parrish Canyon Trail in Davis County
    Directions • From the trailhead, walk toward the northern trail — but hang an immediate right at the large wooden sign for the trail that slopes east ...
    Updated Apr 30 2015 09:49 am   |     |   Share