Best Easy Day Hikes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks  by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin

Best Easy Day Hikes: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Guide Book

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks  by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin
Now completely updated and revised, the new edition of Best Easy Day Hikes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for twenty-two easily manageable hikes.Eric Molvar and Tamara Martin describe the best routes for those who have limited time or abilities, without missing out on the area's scenic splendors. Look inside for: Half-hour strolls to full-day adventures Hikes for everyone, including families Hikes ranked from easiest to more challenging GPS coordinates for trailheads

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 23.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.

A short loop trail through wooded country atop the Markagunt Plateau. This trail forms a loop through the subalpine forest above the east rim of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater. It is a self-guiding nature walk, with pamphlets provided at either trailhead. We describe the trek as a 2.1-mile loop from the Chessmen Overlook, but hikers can also approach the loop from the Alpine Pond trailhead at its north end or choose between several shorter point-to-point hikes.
Cedar City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
An out-and-back day hike to the summit of Angels Landing. This trail offers a spectacular day trip to well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, so chances for solitude are slim. Beyond Scout Lookout, the trail becomes an uneven route across sheer cliffs, with chains bolted into the rock face to serve as handrails. This part of the route can be extremely slippery and dangerous when wet or icy and should be avoided unless dry conditions an be depended upon. It is not a good place to take young children in any weather.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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A short loop trail above the rim at Rainbow Point. This short loop stays entirely above the canyon rim as it traverses a subalpine fir forest.The trail is named for the bristle-cone pine, which is found more frequently along this trail than along other trails in Bryce Canyon National Park. From the trailhead the path winds southeast through dense stands of white fir, Douglas fir, and ponderosa pine. The path loops out to the cliffs and the canyon rim. Bristle-cone pines grow atop the open, windy cliffs along the rim. As the trail returns to Rainbow Point, it intersects the Under the Rim Trail.Trail signs along the route direct hikers back to the starting point.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
A short out-and-back day hike to an overlook of lower Zion Canyon.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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A day-hiking loop onto the ridges overlooking the dynamic Coral Pink Sand Dunes, returning through the dune fields themselves.
Kanab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
An out-and-back day hike along jeep trails
Mount Carmel, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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An out-and-back climb to the foot of Eagle Crags in the Vermilion Cliffs.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
A day hike offering access to Observation Point.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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A network of trails of varied lengths to the Lower, Middle, and/or Upper Emerald Pools.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
A trail along the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek, ending at Double Arch Alcove.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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A short hike at the northeastern end of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
A loop from Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon and back again.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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This is a short day hike to an overlook between the Northgate Peaks. The trek begins in the shadow of Pine Valley Peak, a lone pinnacle of bone-white Navajo sandstone. The path heads eastward across open sage meadows; soon a sprinkling of pines rises to either side. Upon approaching the compact mass of Pocket Mesa, the path veers southward and the pines coalesce into a gladed woodland. In the midst of the savannah, the trail reaches a junction with the Wildcat Canyon Connector Trail; turn left here. After an eastward jog of 0.1 mile, you’ll see a signpost marking the spot where the Northgate Peaks Trail breaks away to the south.Turn right and follow the path to the top of a rise, where a well-beaten spur splits to the left.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
This is a loop for hikers and horses through the pink limestone formations below the rim of Bryce Canyon. A short connector begins at Bryce Point and descends below the rim to connect with the Peekaboo Loop, a hiker and horse trail that winds around hoodoo formations below Inspiration and Bryce Points. Views along this trail include the popular Wall of Windows, The Three Wisemen, The Organ, and The Cathedral, as well as eastward views beyond the canyon toward the Aquarius Plateau, Canaan Mountain, and the Kaiparowits Plateau. The trail departs from the north corner of the Bryce Point parking lot. From the sidewalk follow the trail as it descends southeast along a slope below the parking lot.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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A short trail descending below the canyon rim.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
A day-hiking route through Red Canyon encompassing portions of the Cassidy, Rich, and Ledge Point Trails in Dixie National Forest.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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An out-and-back wilderness route up a short, picturesque canyon.
Mount Carmel, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This is a popular trail above Bryce Canyon that connects all the scenic overlooks from Fairyland Point to Bryce Point. This point-to-point hike requires a car at both ends of the trail, which can be hiked in either direction. This very popular path runs along the rim of Fairyland Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Many park visitors hike the Rim Trail since it is accessible from the park road at various lookout points and provides spectacular views of the spires and canyons below. Travelers can choose to hike the entire trail by starting from Fairyland Point or Bryce Point, or break the hike up into smaller segments. Most of the pathway between Sunrise and Inspiration Points is either paved or so well worn that portions are wheelchair accessible.
Bryce, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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A loop day hike through arid uplands in lower Zion Canyon.
Springdale, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
A short, out-and-back day hike along the rim of the Cedar Breaks.
Cedar City, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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