Walked up City Creek Canyon lately? How about a mosey up Emigration Canyon or putting your boots onto a trail in Big or Little Cottonwood canyons?
If so, you're enjoying the trails in what the website for National Geographic says is one of the best U.S. cities for hiking.
National Geographic singled out href="http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/trips/best-trails/best-us-hiking-cities#/big-cottonwood-canyon_37648_600x450.jpg" target="_blank">Salt Lake City on its list, saying Utah's capitol "may very well be the easiest major American city to get out of, which is why it attracts a large population of outdoor-minded folk."
The list highlighted href="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/Outdoors/hikes.csp?hike=290" target="_blank">Brighton Lakes Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon as a premier hiking spot and href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/54018132-80/beer-gold-utah-brewers.html.csp" target="_blank">Squatters Pub in downtown Salt Lake City as good place to get a drink after the hike.
As for the rest of the list, Western U.S. cities dominated, as you might have guessed. The surprise is there were no Colorado, New Mexico or Idaho cities.
Did our neighbors get snubbed? What's the best hiking town you've visited?
— Nate Carlisle
Twitter: href="http://twitter.com/utahhikes" target="_blank">@UtahHikes
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