The diversity of Utah's backcountry is legendary. Situated as it is in the heart of the American West, it combines the rugged splendor of the Rocky Mountains with the colorful sandstone canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the remote deserts of the Great Basin. Add to this the prehistory of the Anasazi and Fremont Indians that lived here a thousand years ago and the historic trails and homesteads of the early Mormon pioneers and you being to understand why the state is so special. Utah's most popular hiking trails are generally located in her five national parks, and they are discussed here in detail. But there are also many fantastic trails in the state's fifteen wilderness areas and other less protected places. Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails will take you there - up the highest peaks, through the redrock canyons, under the natural arches, and past the Anasazi cliff dwellings.
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