Best Birding in Utah

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

  • #1 Mount Timpanogos Trail

    12 Reviews

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

    Mount Timpanogos Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 13.1 miles long and begins ...
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    Mount Timpanogos Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area and ...

  • #2 Desolation Trail, Mill Creek Canyon

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    Mill Creek Canyon is one of several heavily vegetated and well-watered canyons descending from the Wasatch Mountains into Salt Lake City. A popular year-round destination for a variety of re ...
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    Mill Creek Canyon is one of several heavily vegetated and well-watered canyons descending from the Wasatch Mountains into ...

  • #3 Dead Horse Point State Park

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    Dead Horse Point State Park lies on a high plateau 2,000 feet above the Colorado River. Several walking trails wander through the 5,000-acre park, with little change in elevation, and make for ...
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    Dead Horse Point State Park lies on a high plateau 2,000 feet above the Colorado River. Several walking trails wander through ...

  • #4 Tanner's Flat Campground and Albion Basin, Little Cottonwood Canyon

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    Sandy City, UT

    Little Cottonwood Canyon can be quite interesting, but there are not many places to park and access the surrounding terrain. Tanner’s Flat Campground, about halfway up Little Cottonwood, offers ...
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    Little Cottonwood Canyon can be quite interesting, but there are not many places to park and access the surrounding terrain. ...

  • #5 Jordan River Parkway Access

    4 Reviews

    Salt Lake County, UT

    Jordan River Parkway Access is a hiking and biking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is 448 feet long and begins at 4,287 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total ...
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    Jordan River Parkway Access is a hiking and biking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is 448 feet long and begins at 4,287 ...

  • #6 Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area

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    Centerville, UT

    This management area is designed to provide quality birding whether you prefer to view from the car or a windswept dike. The only road into the refuge winds along the top of a dike, passing numerous ...
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    This management area is designed to provide quality birding whether you prefer to view from the car or a windswept dike. ...

  • #7 Pa'rus and Emerald Pools Trails, Zion National Park

    1 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    Pa’rus Trail is probably the single best all-round birding destination in the Virgin River Canyon. The trail is an easy walk and although it passes primarily through riparian vegetation, its ...
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    Pa’rus Trail is probably the single best all-round birding destination in the Virgin River Canyon. The trail is an easy walk ...

  • #8 City Creek Canyon

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    This is a pleasant hike through a narrow riparian corridor which meanders out of the north end of Salt Lake City. The primary trail is paved and wide enough to accommodate the mix of walkers, ...
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    This is a pleasant hike through a narrow riparian corridor which meanders out of the north end of Salt Lake City. The primary ...

  • #9 Silver Reef to Oak Grove Campground

    1 Reviews

    Hurricane, UT

    Leeds Creek is a rushing mountain stream that descends through a number of vegetation zones before flowing into nearby Quail Creek Reservoir. The perennial stream and its narrow riparian corridor ...
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    Leeds Creek is a rushing mountain stream that descends through a number of vegetation zones before flowing into nearby Quail ...

  • #10 Kolob Reservoir Road

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    La Verkin, UT

    The road to Kolob Reservoir passes through a sample of diverse habit types, essentially rising through several vegetation–life zones from the low desert to the conifer-aspen–dominated environment. ...
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    The road to Kolob Reservoir passes through a sample of diverse habit types, essentially rising through several vegetation–life ...

  • #11 Lytle Ranch Preserve (Beaver Dam Wash)

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    Ivins, UT

    Birding at the Lytle Ranch Preserve is legendary in Utah birding circles. The Lytle Ranch encompasses a section of Beaver Dam Wash, and the two names are used interchangeably to designate the ...
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    Birding at the Lytle Ranch Preserve is legendary in Utah birding circles. The Lytle Ranch encompasses a section of Beaver ...

  • #12 Antelope Island Causeway and State Park

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    Layton, UT

    The 7.2-mile-long causeway to Antelope Island provides one of the state’s more unique birding opportunities, including a view in cross section of life on the open lake and acres of waterfowl ...
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    The 7.2-mile-long causeway to Antelope Island provides one of the state’s more unique birding opportunities, including a ...

  • #13 Rockport State Park

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    Kamas, UT

    Bordering Rockport Reservoir on the Weber River, Rockport State Park encompasses a sliver of an extensive pinyon-juniper forest. A slender riparian corridor, primarily along the Weber River, ...
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    Bordering Rockport Reservoir on the Weber River, Rockport State Park encompasses a sliver of an extensive pinyon-juniper ...

  • #14 City Cemetery

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    Salt Lake City, UT

    The cemetery is an island of manicured greenspace isolated in a sea of stately old houses. The predominant tree in this landscape of exotic imports is the conifer, but a few deciduous species ...
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    The cemetery is an island of manicured greenspace isolated in a sea of stately old houses. The predominant tree in this landscape ...

  • #15 Gunlock Reservoir

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    Santa Clara, UT

    There are at least three distinct types of habitat at this site offering two types of birding experiences. First, the reservoir, while lacking any marshes or riparian habitat, does attract migrating ...
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    There are at least three distinct types of habitat at this site offering two types of birding experiences. First, the reservoir, ...

  • #16 South Willow Canyon

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    Grantsville, UT

    This route offers a cross section of habitats and bird communities, from desert shrubs to a high montane forest. Begin scanning the roadside after turning onto the South Willow Canyon access ...
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    This route offers a cross section of habitats and bird communities, from desert shrubs to a high montane forest. Begin scanning ...

  • #17 Bryce Canyon National Park

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    Tropic, UT

    Much of Bryce Canyon National Park is a conifer-dominated monoculture, and bird diversity is not one of its selling points. Nonetheless, an attentive birder can see some very interesting species, ...
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    Much of Bryce Canyon National Park is a conifer-dominated monoculture, and bird diversity is not one of its selling points. ...

  • #18 The Spruces Campground

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    Midvale, UT

    The Spruces Campground offers great birding in an easily accessed montane forest. After leaving UT 190 and passing the entrance station, you have a choice of two major loops in the campground. ...
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    The Spruces Campground offers great birding in an easily accessed montane forest. After leaving UT 190 and passing the entrance ...

  • #19 Layton Marsh Wetlands Preserve

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    Layton, UT

    Like many areas set aside to protect habitat on the Great Salt Lake, the focus of this preserve is wildlife rather than people. Unlike other nearby areas managed by the Division of Wildlife ...
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    Like many areas set aside to protect habitat on the Great Salt Lake, the focus of this preserve is wildlife rather than people. ...

  • #20 Square Tower Loop, Hovenweep National Monument

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    Montezuma Creek, UT

    This fascinating site combines some of the better birding in the area with some of the most fascinating archaeology in North America. The habitat is primarily pinyon-juniper, but the pueblo sites ...
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    This fascinating site combines some of the better birding in the area with some of the most fascinating archaeology in North ...