Best Trails of Utah

This list represents the most popular trails in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Angels Landing (Zion National Park)

    34 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    This trail provides a spectacular day trip for 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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail provides a spectacular day trip for well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, ...

  • #2 The Narrows of Zion Canyon (Zion National Park)

    15 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    Possibly the best-known hike in Zion National Park, this wading route follows the Virgin River through the spectacular Narrows of Zion Canyon. Here, fluted walls rise for a thousand feet, crowding ...
    •  8-10 hours
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Possibly the best-known hike in Zion National Park, this wading route follows the Virgin River through the spectacular Narrows ...

  • #3 Angels Landing

    15 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    The trail from here is not for the squeamish or faint of heart as it crosses the top of a thin sandstone fin with high exposure on both sides. Many are content with the view from Scout Lookout ...
    •  5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail from here is not for the squeamish or faint of heart as it crosses the top of a thin sandstone fin with high exposure ...

  • #4 Emerald Pools (Zion National Park)

    16 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    There are three Emerald Pools—Upper, Middle, and Lower—and visitors may choose from as many trails: a short, 1.2-mile round-trip loop to the Lower Pool; a 1.9-mile round-trip visit to the Middle ...
    •  0.5-1.25 hours
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    There are three Emerald Pools—Upper, Middle, and Lower—and visitors may choose from as many trails: a short, 1.2-mile round-trip ...

  • #5 Navajo Loop (Bryce Canyon National Park)

    11 Reviews

    Bryce, UT

    This popular trail makes a short 1- to 2-hour loop from the rim at Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon. The trail visits favorite hoodoo formations such as Wall Street, Twin Bridges, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular trail makes a short 1- to 2-hour loop from the rim at Sunset Point down to the floor of Bryce Canyon. The trail ...

  • #6 Delicate Arch: Arches National Park

    8 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    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 ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A moderately difficult and very heavily used route to the world’s most famous arch. If you’ve ever seen a postcard or poster ...

  • #7 Observation Point (Zion National Park)

    12 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    This popular trail offers a long and steep climb from the floor of Zion Canyon to the rimrock that soars high above it. There are excellent views all along the way, featuring the lower reaches ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular trail offers a long and steep climb from the floor of Zion Canyon to the rimrock that soars high above it. ...

  • #8 Peek-a-boo, Spooky, and Brimstone Gulches

    11 Reviews

    Escalante, UT

    Spooky Gulch narrows very quickly, alternating between tight narrows and short open sections of sandy washbed. Shortly after entering, the walls close in so tightly that you’ll need to remove ...
    •  5 to 8 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Spooky Gulch narrows very quickly, alternating between tight narrows and short open sections of sandy washbed. Shortly after ...

  • #9 Slickrock Bike Trail

    11 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    Mountain bikers the world over talk in sometimes reverent (but more often raving) tones about the Slickrock Bike Trail—whether it’s about their experience riding it or their hopes of one day ...
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain bikers the world over talk in sometimes reverent (but more often raving) tones about the Slickrock Bike Trail—whether ...

  • #10 Moab Slickrock Trail

    7 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    This trail is VERY difficult and dangerous. Do not ride alone, but do not bring along you family, your girlfriend, or anyone that you love who is not an advanced rider. Despite the fact that ...
    •  1.5-3 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is VERY difficult and dangerous. Do not ride alone, but do not bring along you family, your girlfriend, or anyone ...

  • #11 Gooseberry Mesa

    8 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    Biking off-road within Zion National Park is strictly forbidden, but that’s OK. Stroll through this divine gallery of rock towers, weeping alcoves, and sunshine-eluding canyons; then leave the ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Biking off-road within Zion National Park is strictly forbidden, but that’s OK. Stroll through this divine gallery of rock ...

  • #12 Zion Narrows Trail

    5 Reviews

    Cedar City, UT

    This is probably the best known hike in Utah. The watery North Fork Virgin River Canyon offers a welcome respite from Southern Utah’s hot summer weather, and the scenery within the canyon is ...
    •  12.5 hours
    •  17.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is probably the best known hike in Utah. The watery North Fork Virgin River Canyon offers a welcome respite from Southern ...

  • #13 Slickrock Bike Trail

    5 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    For most people, the Slickrock Bike Trail needs no introduction. It’s the ride that made Moab the self-proclaimed center of the mountain-bike universe and may very well be the world’s most popular ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    For most people, the Slickrock Bike Trail needs no introduction. It’s the ride that made Moab the self-proclaimed center ...

  • #14 Balanced Rock: Arches National Park

    3 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    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 ...
    •  0.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A very easy walk to the base of a fragile, picturesque rock formation. This is a short hike, perfect for travelers who ...

  • #15 Devils Garden Loop

    5 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    You’ll have a lot of company on this trail, especially in the spring and fall. In summer it’s unbearably hot—actually dangerous if you’re unprepared. Winter’s cold drives away most casual hikers, ...
    •  3 to 6 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll have a lot of company on this trail, especially in the spring and fall. In summer it’s unbearably hot—actually dangerous ...

  • #16 Uinta Mountains - North Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    Kamas, UT

    The Uinta Mountains - North area is, well, chock-full of mountains. Of course, if you spend time in the place, you’ll find that the region is more than just mountains. It’s an area of unique ...
    •  Guide

    The Uinta Mountains - North area is, well, chock-full of mountains. Of course, if you spend time in the place, you’ll find ...

  • #17 Arches National Park Trails

    2 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    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 ...
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Arches National Park is located 5 miles north of Moab. Of the five national parks in Utah, Arches is the one most dominated ...

  • #18 Skyline Drive I

    4 Reviews

    Farmington, UT

    You will constantly be distracted by awesome vistas from atop the Wasatch Range across the Great Salt Lake and into the Great Basin. This is a magnificent, convenient and thus popular drive close ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    You will constantly be distracted by awesome vistas from atop the Wasatch Range across the Great Salt Lake and into the Great ...

  • #19 Adams Canyon

    6 Reviews

    Kaysville, UT

    From the valley floor, Adams Canyon appears no different from any other ordinary canyon along the Wasatch Front. But once inside, you’ll find a deep canyon filled with white fir, a tumbling creek, ...
    •  2–3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    From the valley floor, Adams Canyon appears no different from any other ordinary canyon along the Wasatch Front. But once ...

  • #20 Mill Creek Pipeline Trail

    5 Reviews

    Salt Lake City, UT

    In the early 1990s, the neglected Mill Creek Pipeline Trail was resurrected with the help of the Salt Lake Ranger District, the Utah Mountain Bike Association, and many helping hands. But it ...
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    In the early 1990s, the neglected Mill Creek Pipeline Trail was resurrected with the help of the Salt Lake Ranger District, ...