Arches National Park
Zion National Park
From Cedar City drive east on UT-14 for 19 miles, turn left on UT-148, and continue 4.2 miles passing the Visitor Center to the parking lot and trailhead. This trail is a two-mile double-loop trail through forest and meadows. The lower trail offers excellent views of the "breaks." The upper trail takes you past meadows of native wildflowers, through spruce-fir-aspen forest, and past ancient deposits of volcanic materials. Located half-way through the loop is the Alpine pond. This natural, spring-fed pond offers visitors a quiet location to enjoy and relax. A small strand of bristlecone pines can also be viewed from this trail. The Alpine Pond is easy to moderate in difficulty. There is a self-guided trail brochure available at the trailhead and Visitor Center for $1.00. For a shorter trail, take the cut-off at the pond to make the hike a one-mile loop trail.
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center. Connects the Visitor Center with a parking area on HWY 12 .8 mile away.
1 mile RT
From Moroni head west on 17200 North, and turn north on West Side Road. Drive 1.28 miles and turn left onto S Freedom Road for .5 mile and turn north. Follow this road for 2.26 miles to the canyon. This canyon follows an old riverbed with towering walls with caves embedded in them. There are several locations where you can climb boulders and walls. From the trailhead you will reach a cave off the trail about .3 mile up.
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center. The trail begins from site #23 in Red Canyon Campground and climbs uphill a mile for views of Red Canyon. The Campground is on the south side of HWY 12 between milepost 3 & 4.
Head north on Bluff Street in St. George to the intersection with SR 8. Turn west to Shivwits and south at the junction towards I-15 into the Beaver Dam Mountains. After awhile there will be a pull-off on the south side of the road. Take the dirt road for .8 mile and stay left at this turnoff. After about 1.8 miles will be the last place to park your vehicle. You can park at the top if you have an suv or truck that will make it. Hike up this road for a mile to reach the top. There really isnít a trail so just look for the highest peak to the southwest with a tower and start hiking.
The trail heads east from HWY 12 at Boulder to HWY 276. The trail is paved up to the monuments and will turn to dirt.
Drive 3 miles south from Blanding on US 191 to UT-95 and turn west. Continue another 10 miles to the turnoff on your right that leads to a parking area and the trailhead. Anasazi Indians built these structures, and lived here, around 1200 AD. You won't be able to walk amongst these ruins. They're located in the wall of a steep cliff, that drops down into Butler Wash.
From Cedar City head east on UT-14 for 29 miles to Duck Creek Campground. Turn right onto the road opposite the campground and drive 1.5 miles and turn left at the fork onto Forest Road 54. Drive another 1.5 miles to the end of the road and parking lot, and the trail on the right.
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center. This is a 17 mile one-way trail that winds through red rock formations and forest. The route starts and ends on HWY 12. You can ride 8 miles back to your car from the HWY. Start at Tom Best Road just east of red Canyon. Youíll climb up through the forest, turning onto Berry Spring Creek Road and then Cabin Hollow Road.
From Price drive south for 12 miles on UT 10 to the turnoff of Elmo, and follow the dinosaur signs to the quarry that heads east. Drive through the gate to the visitor center.
Rock Walk Nature Trail3 miles RT
The trail begins on the east side of the buildings, and will take you to Raptor Point offering views of the surrounding area. There is also a museum featuring a bunch of the dinosaurs that resided here.
2 miles RT
Drive downriver from Moab on UT 279, park at Gold Bar Loop. The trail follows an unused road along slickrock cliff. The route to Corona-Bowtie is toward the deep canyon to the east. Follow the cliff along the base to the left past the first 2 arches to another arch called Pinto arch.
Crater Lakes Loop Trail
6 Miles RT
From Loa take Hwy 24 west for 17 miles. Turn north on Hwy 25 for 15 miles to a parking area on the east side of the Hwy north of Fish Lake. After following the trail 200 yards east from the parking lot area you cross Lake Creek. After the steep climb you come upon a junction of trail 045 and 116. Turn south on trail 045. From here you sweep around the south end of North Crater Lake. From North Crater Lake a .5 mile trail leads to South Crater Lake.
3 miles RT
Turn south on SR 257 about 10 miles west of Delta off of US 6 and US 50 just before the town of Hinckley. Head to Black Rock which is about an hours drive, and turn west onto Black Rock Road. There are several places to pull-off and park along the northwest side of the peak.
Deer Creek Lake to Chrisís Lake Loop
5.5 miles RT
From the junction of UT-12 and UT-24 38 miles north of Escalante drive 26.5 miles south on UT-12. Turn north at the turnoff to Deer Creek lake, and drive .4 mile to the parking area.
The trailhead is at Elk Meadows Ski Resorts upper parking lot east of Beaver. Work your way around the west side of Mt Holly and into the saddle that seperates that mountain with Delano Peak to the north. Hike to that ridge and continue to the north. The lower peak is marked with a mailbox before reaching the higher peak. This hike is 7 miles RT and the peak stands at 12,169 feet.
Edge of the Cedars Indian Ruin Trail
.2 mile RT
From US 191 north of Blanding, turn west on 200 North, drive to 300 West, and turn right. Turn left at 400 North to the Edge of the Cedars parking area on the right.
Escalante River Trailhead
30 Miles RT
The trailhead is 15 miles east of the town of Escalante on the left side of the road just after the highway crosses the river. This trail stretches from the HWY 12 bridge to the town of Escalante, passing Anazi Ruins, pictographs, natural bridges, and arches. There are several stream crossings so wear appropriate shoes.
Exit 17 off I-70 in Clear Creek Canyon. Quiet Hours are 10pm-7am. The visitor center is open every day from 9am-5pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. The main park gives access to numerous trails including The Canyon Overlook Trail that climbs 500 feet above the visitors center offers fine views of the canyon and some more rock art. The Centennial Trail is 5.2 miles RT and starts east of the visitor center, and spurs off to various other trails.
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100 Hands Cave Trail.5 miles RT
Parade of Rock Art Trail
Before beginning this hike get the written guide from the visitors center that describes the numbered posts along the trail. There is a minimal fee of $3 to walk through the museum and enjoy a short video clip. The trail begins south of the Museum entrance near the flag pole. This hike is only a .4 mile loop that leads you past serveral petroglyphs on a paved path. The Court of Ceremonies trailhead begins at stop 9 on the path, and there is a written guide for this trail also that you can ask for in the visitors center.
Fremont River Walk
2 miles RT
From the Visitor Center at Capitol Reek National Park, drive .07 mile south, and turn right into the second entrance to the campground. Follow the signs to the amphitheatre parking area and trailhead.
Goblin Valley State Park
3 miles RT
From Green River, its 11 miles west on I-70 to exit 149 and 24 miles south on Hwy 24 to the Temple Mtn junction. From Hanksville, it's 20 miles to the junction of Hwy 24 & Temple Mtn road. From Hwy 24, it's 5 miles to the Temple Mtn. area where the road turns south for 7 miles leading into the park.
4.50 miles RT
From the Visitor Center at Capitol Reef National Park, drive 3.5 miles south to a dirt road and turn left. Drive 1.75 miles to the parking area and trailhead.
Hickman Bridge Trail
2 miles RT
From the Visitor Center at Capitol Reef National Park, drive 2 miles east on UT-24 to a parking area on the left side of the road.
Hook & Ladder/Cameo Cliffs
From Monticello, drive north on HWY-191 for 20 miles, and turn east at the sign labeled OHV Trailhead. Continue another mile down the road to park your trailer.
2.5 miles RT
35 miles south of Monticello on US 191, turn east on UT-262 and bear right for 10 miles to a left turn and 6 miles to the entrance of Square Tower Unit. There are a couple trails here called Tower Point Loop & Square Tower Loop.
11 miles RT
From Blanding travel south 4 miles on US 191, and turn right on UT-95 for 29 miles to UT-261. Turn left 4 miles to Kane Gulch Ranger Station and the trailhead on your left.
North/West of Zion Canyon lays the backcountry of the Kolob. 2 roads lead into the Kolob. The paved 5-mile Kolob Canyons Road is just off I-15 Exit 40, and ends at an overlook and picnic area. This canyon is open all year round. Kolob Terrace Road is paved from the town of Virgin, and is 15 miles west on HWY 9 from the south entrance.
La Sal Pass Trail/Mount Tukuhnikivatz
4.8 miles RT
From Moab drive south on HWY 191 for 23 miles to the La Sal Junction, and turn left onto HWY 46, 12.7 miles through La Sal to Canopy Gap Road. The road turns left here and goes 2 miles, and another left onto Road 123. Drive another 7.4 miles to the trailhead .3 mile pass Medicine Lake turnoff. The trail follows a jeep road .9 mile turning left into a trail, and heads north 1 mile before turning west to the summit.
Lower Calf Creek Falls
5.5 Miles RT
The trail begins at Calf Creek Campground 16 miles east of Escalante on HWY 12, and heads up Calf Creek. Anazi Ruins and pictographs can be seen along this easy hike. There is a day use fee of $2.00.
Loyds Lake Trail
Just head west on 2nd South and you will see a sign for Loyds Lake.
3 mile Loop
From Moroni head west on 17200 North, and turn north on West Side Road. Drive 1.28 miles and turn left onto S Freedom Road for .5 mile and turn north. Follow this road for 2.88 miles and, turn right .5 mile to a gravel road, and take another right for another 3 miles to the trailhead. The trail takes you to an arch in just .7 mile
2 miles RT
From Main Street in Moab, turn west onto Kane Creek Blvd., and follow the road .75 mile to a fork, turn left for .5 mile to the parking area on the left. There is a lift here that will take you to the top. You can continue another .1 mile past the parking area to access Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve. This trail is only a total of 1 mile RT.
Monticello Access Trail
The trail begins to the west of Monticello along 2nd south. This graveled road gives you access to several other ATV trails.
Natural Bridges Loop
Drive east from the National Bridges Monument Visitor Center for 2.5 miles pass Sipapu Bridge Overlook for another .5 mile to the trailhead. The highlights of this hike are the bridges Sipapu, Kachina, and Owachomo. There are also some Indian ruins around to see.
Nebo Bench Trail-Mount Nebo
13.2 miles RT
From I-15 take exit 225 from Nephi and drive5 miles east on HWY 132. Turn left onto the Scenic Loop 3.3 miles, and turn left to Ponderosa Campground. Turn left here 1.3 miles to a parking lot on the left to the trailhead. The trail makes a series of switchbacks west for 2.1 miles before reaching the fork where you need to turn left, and climb 2.5 miles to the Nebo Basin Trail Junction and turn left again. Hike .3 mile east, and turn right 1.8 miles to the summit of Mount Nebo.
7.5 miles RT
From Delta drive southwest on US 6 and US 50 for 41 miles. Turn north for 3.4 miles to Miller Canyon Road and turn west for 5 miles, and south at the junction and head up Sawtooth Canyon. Stay right at the next junction and park after about 2.6 miles. The trail follows the 4WD road where you will turn left at a junction after about a mile.
Petrified Forest Nature Trail
1 mile Loop
The trail is located at Escalante Park .75 mile west of Escalante on UT-12. There is a Day-Use fee.
Pine Valley Mountains
17 mile Loop
From St. George head north on Bluff Street past Snow Canyon & Veyo to Central with a 4-way junction. Follow the sign left 1.5 miles to the Pine Valley fee station. Drive another 1.25 miles to a sign that reads Blue Springs & Whipple Trailhead. There is a parking area at the end of the road.
Pink Ledges Trail
.5 Mile Loop
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center.
Head west on Monticello Access Trail for 2 miles to the Pipeline Trail sign. The trail heads south on a dirt road.
10 miles RT
From I-15 take exit 16, and follow the frontage road north along the east side of the interstate. After a few miles you will turn left through a tunnel under I-15 to the parking lot at the trailhead in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. There is a day-use fee. The trail starts from the west side of the parking lot. After about a mile the canyon begins to narrow and you will reach some water filled potholes that are large enough to swim in. There is a rope here so you can reach the upper pool. There are several sections past this point where you will most likely have to wade through the stream where it can reach 4 feet in depth.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
1.4 miles RT
You can gain access to this trail by boat only from any of the 4 marinas at Lake Powell. The trail is located 50 miles above Glen Canyon Dam.
3 miles RT
Drive east from Cedar City on HWY 14 for 17.9 miles, and turn north onto HWY 148 for 3 miles to the Visitor Center. The trail begins near the west side of the parking lot. The trail climbs to the cliff tops above Jericho Canyon. After hiking for a mile there will be a spur trail leading to Spectra Point. Back on the main path the trail continues west to end at an overlook.
Red Canyon Loop
4 mile Loop
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center to the turnoff for Cassidy Trailhead on the north side of the road. This loop consists of Cassidy, Rich, and Ledge Point Trail. The trail begins at Cassidy trailhead near the northwest end of the parking lot. Continue north past the junction in .8 mile and turn left at the second junction .9 mile. Take a right at the next junction for a loop to a dead end and a right at the last 2 junctions back to the trailhead.
San Rafael River Gorge
16.6 miles One-Way
From Price drive south on HWY 10 for 11.4 miles, and left onto HWY 155 through Cleveland 1.5 miles to a T intersection. Turn east here and follow the signs to Buckhorn Wash and San Rafael Campground where the trailhead is located. The trail head west 4.7 miles to the first petroglyphs. After another 9 miles you'll reach Sorrel Mule Mine and some petroglyphs in another .6 mile north. From here it's only 2 miles to the end of the trail where you will have to turn around if you don't have a shuttle.
Sipapu Natural Bridge to Kachina Natural Bridge
5.6 mile Loop
From Blanding drive 4 miles south on US 191, and turn right onto UT-95. Drive 31 miles to UT-275, and turn right continuing another 4 miles to the Visitor Center. Drive .5 mile to Bridge View Drive, turn right for 1.75 miles to a parking area and Sipapu trailhead.
Sixteen House Ruin
2 miles RT
From Bluff drive north and turn right at the intersection onto UT-163. Continue 3.5 miles to a dirt road on the right just past mile marker 44. Follow this road for .5 mile down towards the river to the parking area and trailhead.
3 Miles RT
From Kanab the trailhead is at the north end of 100 East near the city park. Once at the summit youíll have views to the south of Kanab Canyon. North views of the White, Gray, and Pink Cliffs, and the Grand Staircase.
Sugar Knoll/Red Cave
5.4 miles RT
Drive south on HWY 89 from Orderville to mile marker 83. The dirt road is the beginning of the trail. After hiking .4 mile you will pass Gravel Pit. From here follow the jeep road north .8 mile to a junction. The right takes you 1.2 miles to Red Cave with a narrow canyon carved into red sandstone. The left takes you .7 mile to Sugar Knoll and Elkheart Cliffs.
16 miles RT
From Hanksville drive south on HWY 95 for 48.35 miles and turn onto Horse Tanks Road just after crossing the Colorado River. Just keep following this road and you will pass an airport on your left after 4.40 miles. You will reach Sundance Trailhead after another 6.43 miles. The trail begins across the dam below the cattle tank. After hiking for about an hour the trail will turn down some switchbacks to the bottom of Dark Canyon. Head upstream about 6 miles to Youngís Canyon where a waterfall is at the mouth, or you can hike downstream to Lake Powell. The only way you make it on foot is if the lake is low otherwise the canyon will be flooded and you will need a boat.
Tatow Knob Loop
14 miles RT
From Delta take US 6 west 10.22 miles past Hinckley, and turn west onto Antelope Spring Road (W 2500 S). Head west for 13.40 miles, and turn northwest. Follow this road for 10.63 miles and turn right for another 7 miles, and turn left 3 miles to a fork and turn south for 1.5 more mile to Robbers Roost Canyon. While hiking this trail keep an eye open for wild horses that roam the area. After hiking for a few miles the canyon begins to narrow and opens up again at a junction. Stay left and follow Robbers Roost Spring. There is an open cave to the south of the spring. Head north to Tatow Knob and northwest over to North Canyon Spring. Once at the bottom follow the trail to the mouth of the canyon, and turn south a couple miles back to the parking area.
4 miles RT
From St. George head north on SR 18 for 19 miles from the intersection of Bluffs and S. George Blvd. to the entrance of Snow Canyon State Park. Head down the canyon for 2.4 miles and to the large parking lot on the right side of the road. Do not take the turn-offs to the Hidden Pinyon Trail to reach Three Ponds. After about 1.25 miles cross the West Canyon Road. Follow the wash to the end of the trail at a large pool. There are 2 deep potholes above the large pool. Further up the canyon there is a 40 foot high waterfall.
From HWY 89 head east on HWY 12, 1 mile from the Red Canyon Visitor Center. The trail begins from a pullout on the south side of HWY 12 just west of a pair of tunnels, crosses the streambed, then climbs a ridge to a view from the top.
Upper Calf Creek Falls
2.4 miles RT
20 miles east of Escalante or 10 miles west of Boulder. The turnoff is onto a dirt road between milepost 81 & 82 on the west side of HWY-12. The road ends after .25 mile. This short hike takes you uphill to some waterfalls along the creek.