Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide Guide Book

by Lynna & Leland Howard (Westcliffe Publishers)
Utahand39;s Wilderness Areas The Complete Guide  by Lynna & Leland Howard

304pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1565793889

Packed with useful facts and advice, Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide is the most comprehensive guidebook covering the state's wilderness lands, both designated and proposed. Utah's several million acres of wilderness encompass deep sandstone canyons, thousand-foot-tall cliffs, and high alpine terrain - and this book helps outdoor adventurers tour them safely, reliably, and intelligently. Within these pages are profiles of 109 designated and proposed Wilderness Areas, as well as national parks, monuments, and recreation areas. Brilliant color photography and handy maps illustrate the author's meticulously crafted text peppered with wry wit. The result is an eye-grabbing guide that is both functional and a pleasure to read.

© Lynna and Leland Howard/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide" Guide Book
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... Preview: Arches National Park is located 5 miles north of Moab. Of the five national parks in Utah, Arches is the one most dominated by domesticated “frontcountry.” Nevertheless, park administrators now estima ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Ashdown Gorge is a small but unique wilderness area next door to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Locals use the area during the hunting season, but otherwise it receives few visitors. You’re more like ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Cedar City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: Beaver Dam Wash is the lowest point in Utah, making it a good bet for early season hiking. Spring was in full force when we visited in April. Prickly pear cactus was in bloom, and even the Joshua tree ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Saint George, UT - Hiking
... Preview: Three BLM-administered study areas are practically in the town of Moab’s backyard. Behind the Rocks WSA is southwest of town, and as the name implies, it hides behind a band of rocky cliffs that paral ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and Westwater Canyon WSA are both on the Utah-Colorado border, next door to each other. All of the wilderness study areas in the Green River Complex are reasonably close ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Cisco, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Death Hollow is in the high country where the Escalante River has its headwaters. The Escalante and all its tributary streams feed the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. More than ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Boulder, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: When we hiked in Bryce Canyon, I frequently heard the distinctive rumble of a rock avalanche beginning and ducked under an overhang in time to escape a small shower of stones and dirt. Erosion! The ma ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Tropic, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: In this chapter we visit three wilderness study areas attached to the southern and eastern sides of Canyonlands National Park. Adjacent lands within the national park are also being considered for wil ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Moab, UT - Hiking
... Preview: Canaan Mountain and Parunuweap Canyon Wilderness Study Areas are extensions of the slickrock plateaus and deep canyons of their neighbor, Zion National Park. Canaan Mountain is south of Zion and Parun ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Mount Carmel Junction, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: From Interstate 70 in central Utah, take UT 24 south to Hanksville. Where UT 24 turns west, follow it to the Capitol Reef National Park entrance. The highway crosses the park and exits on the west nea ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Torrey, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Both the designated wilderness the adjacent instant study area (ISA) have the same name, Dark Canyon. The tributaries of Dark Canyon are Black Steer, Youngs, Lost, and Lean-To Canyons—all of which can ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Blanding, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 53.5
... Preview: Deep Creek Mountains and Fish Springs Wilderness Study Areas are about 90 miles from Nephi, on I-15, and about 50 miles from Wendover, on I-80. The Rockwell WSA is less isolated, only about 28 miles f ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Callao, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Most of the area west of Salt Lake City is blasted by summer heat, a blank canvas for winter winds, and largely waterless (except for the enormous, shallow saline pond of Great Salt Lake, three times ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Timpie, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: The wilderness study areas in this chapter are all located along or near the Green River, with the exception of Winter Ridge WSA. The Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation separates Winter Ridge WSA fro ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Woodside, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Hiking in the Dirty Devil River corridor gets a lot easier when the water level is low. The year we hiked the canyon, irrigation water was withdrawn from the river beginning April 1, so our early spri ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: “Burning,” “Carcass,” “Death”—the names alone alert visitors to the character of these wilderness study areas on the Kaiparowits Plateau. Water is scarce, and the vast landscape conceals dangers for b ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Escalante, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This chapter covers the instant study and wilderness study areas in the Grand Gulch–Cedar Mesa region. Although road corridors separate these areas, they have the feel of one large chunk of backcountr ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Blanding, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 46.7
... Preview: As you can see from the list of USGS topographical maps given in this chapter, there’s a lifetime of hiking in the Uinta Mountains. The Forest Service map High Uintas Wilderness is adequate unless you ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Kamas, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 30.5
... Preview: Horseshoe Canyons South and North are proposed wilderness areas that bracket the Horseshoe Canyon detached unit of Canyonlands National Park. The famous rock art panel “Great Gallery” is the centerpie ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Two peaks form the southeastern terminus of the Henry Mountains, Mount Holmes and Mount Ellsworth. Separated from the rest of the Henry Mountains by an intervening plateau and UT 276, these peaks cons ... From the guidebook "Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Hanksville, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.8

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