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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Corona Arch trail in Moab, Utah. Hike of the week: Corona Arch near Moab
    Directions • From Highway 191, take the Potash Road (Highway 279) and drive about 10 miles south to the trailhead turnoff. The trail is marked at the ...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rock formations appear as fins protruding from the ground near the trailhead of the Broken Arch Loop hike at Arches National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Broken Arch Loop — Arches National Park
    Broken Arch Loop is a fantastic family hike in Arches National Park. It’s easy and short with views of two arches, short and safe stretches of fun cai...
    Updated Apr 15 2016 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Corona Arch near Moab has become what is billed as the world’s largest rope swing after climbers figured out how to adapt climbing gear to set up a thrilling 250-foot pendulum ride under the arch. Concerned with liability issues, state officials recently shut down the arch, which is on state-owned land, for commercially guided swinging, pictured here on Nov. 4. Gallery: Utah hiking photos, as tweeted by the hikers
    Some Utahns and visitors spent the first week of April on the trail. Here’s a collection of the photos they tweeted. Follow @UtahHikes on Twitter for...
    Updated Apr 10 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Santa Clara River runs below a ridge along the Tempi’po’op Trail on March 24, 2016. Utah Hike of the Week: Tempi’po’op Trail in Santa Clara
    Directions • The hike starts at the Tukupetsi Trailhead. From the center of Santa Clara, take Santa Clara Drive west. (Maps or navigation devices may...
    Updated Apr 09 2016 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy image  A screen grab from santaclaratrails.com Send us the best Utah hiking websites
    There’s 262 trails in our Hike of the Week database. That’s great. The problem is: it’s getting harder for us to find trails we haven’t already told ...
    Updated Apr 04 2016 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The outline of Whale Rock swims onto the horizon at Canyonlands National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Whale Rock — Canyonlands National Park
    We’re kicking off our 2016 hiking season with marine fun in the desert: Whale Rock in Canyonlands National Park. The hike is short and fun. Small chil...
    Updated Mar 31 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Ellen Morris Bishop  Residents of Bluff propose developing an eight-mile non-motorized trail network along this scenic stretch of the San Juan River, connecting the town with the Sand Island recreation site a few miles downstream from the southeast Utah town. Hikers’ photos from their Easter-week trails
    Some Utahns and visitors spent Easter and the week leading to it on the trail. Here’s a collection of the photos they tweeted....

    Updated Mar 27 2016 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah slot canyon video lets you feel the claustrophobia
    A rough-and-ready video is stirring hikers’ memories of a favorite Utah slot canyon, with its raw capture of a hiker dodging and twisting through the ...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Danny Patten, left, and his son Spencer Patten, 5, take in the awe inspiring 360 degree view of Snow Canyon State Park after hiking to the top of a stair-like petrified sand dune mounain.  Al Hartmann/Salt Lake Tribune   3/19/08 New Year’s Day hikes planned at 6 Utah state parks
    State park staffs will help hikers ring in the new year and give guided lessons on ecology, geology and other park features. Hikes are planned for Ja...
    Updated Feb 17 2016 04:19 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. Gallery: Utah Hike of the Week photos from 2015
    Before snow started covering the trails, The Salt Lake Tribune had another good season of Hike of the Week. We trekked up to White Pine Lake near Log...
    Updated Dec 23 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Eagle Crags is a 6-mile trail, seen here on Sept. 26, 2015, near Rockville that enters into Canaan Mountain Wilderness. The wilderness area buttresses the southwest flank of Zion National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Eagle Crags Trail near Rockville
    Directions • From State Route 9 in Rockville, turn south onto Bridge Road. Follow it three-tenths of a mile out of town. Take a very slight right and...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Hike of the Week: Surprise Canyon — Capitol Reef National Park
    Directions • From State Road 24 in Capitol Reef National Park, take the Notom-Bullfrog Road south. The road is unpaved much of the way; check with pa...
    Updated Apr 05 2016 10:07 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Salt Lake Valley and downtown Salt Lake City can be viewed from the top of Mount Van Cott, as seen on Oct. 12, 2015 Utah Hike of the week: Mount Van Cott — the University of Utah
    Directions • The trailhead is next to the electrical substation in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive in Salt Lake C...
    Updated Oct 27 2015 11:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Nate Carlisle  |  Salt Lake Tribune  Big Elk Lake, as seen on July 13, 2015, sits at the end of a 1.75 mile trail in the Uinta Mountains. Utah Hike of the Week: Big Elk Lake in the Uinta Mountains
    Directions • Remember to purchase your $6 recreation pass at the Forest Service office in Kamas, 50 E. Center St., or at the self-pay stations along ...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Silver Lake boardwalk trail. Utah Hike of the Week: Silver Lake and Twin Lakes
    Directions • Drive to the east end of Big Cottonwood Canyon to find Brighton Ski Resort. Follow the one-way loop through the resort a short way, and p...
    Updated Sep 10 2015 10:17 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation  Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Idaho. In McCall, Idaho, a state park has hiking trails with a Pacific Northwestern feel
    McCall, Idaho • The Pacific Northwest is kind of mythical place to me. That’s because I haven’t spent much time there. So when my wife and I traveled...
    Updated Sep 08 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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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 Apr 04 2016 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  BLMUtah Twitter  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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    (| Tribune File Photo)    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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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers take in the views from the overlook on Limber Flag. 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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    Courtesy National Parks Service 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 Mar 12 2016 04:58 pm   |     |   Share