Hikes in Utah
The preserved natural wonders in Utah make the state a paradise for hikers. The arid landscape is marked by beautiful sandstone arches and dramatic canyons. There are five national parks in southern Utah, located along the Colorado Plateau. These are Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks. Additionally, a network of national monuments, recreation areas, forests, and other lands protect even more of the state’s rugged wilderness.
This collection of trails in Utah lists hikes from west to east and north to south. The table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these trails. An interactive map is also provided.
|200||Riverside Walk in Zion National Park|
This popular out and back hike bordering the Virgin River ends at the bottom of the "Narrows" north of Zion Canyon.
|210||Weeping Rock in Zion National Park|
This out and back hike visits an alcove in the sandstone wall of Zion Canyon where water seeps out of the rock, nourishing hanging gardens and plentiful vegetation.
|220||Hidden Canyon in Zion National Park|
This out and back hike crosses dramatic cliffs to reach a hanging canyon housing a small natural arch.
|230||Angels Landing in Zion National Park|
This out and back hike ascends a sandstone tower that juts into Zion Canyon. The amazing views and thousand foot drop-offs have made this trail world famous.
|240||Emerald Pools in Zion National Park|
This loop visits three tiers of enchanting pools by incorporating the Lower, Middle, and Upper Emerald Pools Trails.
|250||Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park|
This brief walk heads up a short rise in the center of Zion Canyon to offer a nice view of the surrounding sandstone peaks.
|260||Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park|
This short hike visits a scenic viewpoint looking west over Zion Canyon.
|270||Watchman Trail in Zion National Park|
This lollipop loop reaches a panoramic overlook on the side of Zion Canyon.
|400||Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands National Park|
This out and back hike visits two overlooks along the rim of a puzzling three-mile wide crater.
|0.6 - 1.7 miles|
|410||Whale Rock in Canyonlands National Park|
This out and back hike ascends a whale-shaped sandstone formation near Upheaval Dome.
|420||Aztec Butte in Canyonlands National Park|
This lollipop loop hike ascends a dome-shaped butte that boasts Puebloan granaries and a nice view of Taylor Canyon.
|1.3 - 1.8 miles|
|430||Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park|
This loop visits a picturesque arch spanning across the mesa’s edge.
|440||Murphy Point in Canyonlands National Park|
This out and back hike visits a west-facing point on the Island in the Sky overlooking canyons carved by the Green River.
|450||White Rim Overlook in Canyonlands National Park|
This out and back hike visits the end of a peninsula in the Island in the Sky with 300-degree views of the canyons below.
|460||Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park|
This out and back hike travels along the mesa’s edge from Grand View Overlook to the southernmost point on the Island in the Sky.
|600||Landscape Arch in Arches National Park|
This level out and back hike visits the longest natural arch in the world along with other enjoyable arches.
|610||Skyline Arch in Arches National Park|
This short out and back hike ends below a wide arch near the top of a sandstone fin.
|620||Delicate Arch in Arches National Park|
This out and back hike visits this most iconic arch in the world, a beautiful span that should not be missed.
|630||Balanced Rock in Arches National Park|
This short loop circles a perilous block of sandstone balancing near the center of Arches National Park.
|640||Double Arch in Arches National Park|
This out and back hike visits a pair of connected arches in the Windows region of Arches National Park.
|650||Window Arches in Arches National Park|
This loop presents three arches in close proximity, the North and South Windows and Turret Arch.
|760||Mill Creek in Moab|
This short hike visits a swimming hole that offers refreshing escape from Utah's summer scorchers.
|770||Grandstaff Trail to Morning Glory Bridge in Moab|
This hike travels through a scenic canyon to a 243-foot long natural bridge.