Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks  by Bill Schneider

Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Guide Book

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks  by Bill Schneider
Lace up your boots and sample more than sixty of the finest hiking trails in southeastern Utah, where the breathtaking canyons, multicolored sandstone arches, and magnificent spires of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks provide the setting for countless outdoor adventures. Let veteran hiker Bill Schneider lead you past eight sandstone arches on the Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park; take you over slickrock to the Harvest Scene panel in the remote Maze District; and show you the sweeping view of White Rim Country through awesome Mesa Arch in the Island in the Sky District. With Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in hand, you'll discover the most spectacular trails and amazing scenery Utah's red rock country has to offer.

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Trails from the "Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 64.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 64.

A multiday backpacking trip, the longest in Island in the Sky. Regrettably, the Island in the Sky District doesn’t have many long backpacking loops. Instead, most of the long hikes here are out and ba ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.4
A long day hike or overnighter with spectacular scenery. The Alcove Spring Trail starts dropping immediately, but not as steeply as the “big drops” of Wilhite, Murphy, and Gooseberry. The first mile ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
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A short but not easy climb to a scenic viewpoint of the Island in the Sky area. This hike can be deceptively difficult. The first two-thirds of the trail is well defined and on packed sand, but near t ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
A very easy walk to the base of a fragile, picturesque rock formation. This is a short hike, perfect for travelers who would like to stretch their legs without working up a big sweat. You can see Bala ...
Moab, UT - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 0.3
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A long day hike and a good choice for an overnighter. If you aren’t in good physical condition, this hike might be too much for a day hike, but you have the option of making it an overnighter by stayi ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
A short loop trail through a big arch. The trail goes through sand dunes and slickrock on its way to Broken Arch. In places the trail isn’t well defined, but well-placed cairns make it easy to follow ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A short, uphill walk to a big arch accessed by a four-wheel-drive road. Just before the end of Horse Canyon Road is the trailhead sign for Castle Arch Trail and a spot to pull off the main road. From ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
An opportunity to learn about the cultural history and desert plant life on a short hike. If you’re in the Needles area and have an extra hour, the Cave Spring hike is a pleasant way to spend it. T ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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A long day hike or backpacking trip with lots of options for camping and side trips. This route is a good example of how you can craft a great loop hike out of the Needles Trails complex. The trip ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.9
A popular, extra-scenic loop hike. If you like to save the best until last, take this trail clockwise. This involves walking on a road for the first mile, but it’s easy going, and you’re unlikely to s ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Perhaps the most spectacular hike in the Doll House area of the Maze. This is the longest and perhaps most spectacular of the three designated hikes in the Doll House area. It traverses all types of t ...
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
A long, strenuous day hike to a famous landmark, the confluence of the mighty Green and Colorado Rivers. This is a serious hike, but the destination—a sweeping vista of the joining of two great rivers ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
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An extension of the Syncline Loop or the Upheaval Canyon Trail that takes hikers into the famous crater. This trail takes you into the heart of the famous crater. While the route is moderate, it get ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
A moderately difficult and very heavily used route to the world’s most famous arch. If you’ve ever seen a postcard or poster of Arches National Park, you’ve probably seen Delicate Arch. This amazing ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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The longest, most difficult hike in Arches National Park. If you take the Primitive Loop Trail and all short spur trails to nearby arches and other features, this becomes the longest maintained trail ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
This is a great day hike for hikers with a four-wheel-drive vehicle to reach the trailhead. If you’re camped at Devils Kitchen, this is an excellent choice for a day hike. The loop can be taken from e ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
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A short walk to and under a spectacular arch. The short, mostly flat hike to Double Arch goes through scattered junipers and oaks. In the spring you might see Utah’s state flower, the sego lily, a l ...
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
A day hike or overnighter through the Joint and on to a majestic arch. The first part of the route is a gradual uphill grade on a fairly rocky trail. Watch for cairns to stay on the correct route. A ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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A scenic route to a spectacular arch. Druid Arch is one of the most popular destinations in the Needles District. In addition to seeing a spectacular arch, hikers can experience much of the special en ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
A shuttle hike through some of the best scenery in the Needles District. If your party has two vehicles, or you’re staying at the Squaw Flat Campground and one member of your party volunteers to drop ...
Monticello, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
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