Utah is a western US state with vast deserts, forests, lakes and mountain ranges. It offers almost 50 hiking trails for those who like to discover and wants to stay close to nature. Many backpackers from around the states and the world visit Utah and its hiking trails. It is located 13,000 feet above the sea level and offers a majestic journey into the wild rugged nature. You come across innumerable water steams during the hiking that you can take short swim breaks and refresh yourself.
Utah National Park is consists of five national parks and a large acres of forest. Millions of the acres belong to National Monuments & Recreation Areas and 42% of the land came under the supervision of Bureau of the Land Management. Such vastness of land offers enormous and majestic adventure expeditions for backpackers around the world.
There is a number of hiking trails which you can take for one day hike or for a few hours only. But before you pack your backpack, consult with the local guides and rangers about the hiking trails difficulties, terrain, predicted weather and never forget to carry lots of water.
Below are the most famous and hiked trails in Utah national park:
Devil’s Garden Trail (Arches National Park)
This is the most famous hiking trail in Utah. It is extremely hot in summers but if you will hike it in spring or winters, you would never forget the beautiful rock formations and curves you will see in the Arches National Park. Here is a look at the main trail.
Queen’s Garden Trail (Bryce National Park)
If you want to experience the multi-colored hoodoos and meandering rock ridges, then this is definitely a trail you should take. You will see numerous pine trees aligned on the ridges like spots. Sunrise point is one of the main attractions of this trial. If you want to take a short and easy hike, go to queen’s garden trail in bryce national park.
The Narrows (Zion National Park)
Besides being the most popular hiking trail, the narrows is also considered the most dangerous one also due to its flash floods. The trek is followed by Virgin River all the way along that you cannot prevent yourself from being getting wet. This wet path leads you to the huge canyon known as The Narrows. This area is too narrow that sunlight cannot penetrate, thus making it a wetland. Due to this fact, hike on this trail is restricted for few months only as the water level regulates for a safe hike.