Best Climbing in Utah

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

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#1. Left Fork (Zion National Park)


A day hike following a wilderness self-rappel route down the Left Fork canyon and ending at Left Fork trailhead. Following one of the most popular routes in Zion National Park, this hike penetrates th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks"
Virgin, UT - Climbing, Hiking - 8.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Rock Climbing Around Salt Lake City


There are an amazing number of rock climbing thrills to be had in the Salt Lake City area. Before tackling any of the rock climbs of this region you must be proficient or be accompanied by a very expe…
From the guidebook "Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide"
Salt Lake City, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Ice Climbing Around Salt Lake City


As soon as a winter chill is in the air and rivers and streams start to freeze, an unusual breed of person appears: ice climbers. They are quite fanatical about the sport and constantly on the lookout…
From the guidebook "Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide"
Salt Lake City, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Arches National Park


Arches National Park, a 73,234-acre wonderland of sandstone fins, towers, ribs, gargoyles, hoodoos, balanced rocks, and arches northwest of Moab, protects the largest collection of arches in the world…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
La Sal, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Sunshine Wall


Sunshine Wall is a southwest-facing Wingate sandstone cliff in the northern end of Salt Valley and a few miles north of Arches National Park. The long-cliff, easily accessed from US 191 and I-70, offe…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Moab, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Wall Street


Wall Street, the most popular climbing area near Moab, is a towering 500-foot-high cliff that looms above the Colorado River and UT 279. The highway, called the Potash Road, is sandwiched between the…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
La Sal, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Maverick Buttress


Maverick Buttress, an east-and south-facing Wingate sandstone cliff, perches near the head of 4-mile-long Long Canyon, a broad cliff-lined canyon that drops east from the Island in the Sky to the Colo…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
La Sal, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Ice Cream Parlor


The Ice Cream Parlor is a fine southwest-facing cliff that towers above the east side of the road just before the canyon opens into broad Kane Valley. All of the routes except Wolverine ascend a lower…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Moab, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Lighthouse Tower


Lighthouse Tower is a 315-foot-high tower perched on a ridge above River Road, northeast of Moab. The Lighthouse, one of the best tower climbs near Moab, is a bizarrely shaped, blocky tower topped by…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Mount Peale, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Castle Valley Towers


The Colorado River, entrenched in a deep sandstone canyon, and broad Castle Valley draining north from the La Sal Mountains, lie east of Moab. A ragged line of towering buttes and towers borders the e…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Salt Valley, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Fisher Towers


The Fisher Towers, one of the canyon country‚Äôs most bizarre landscapes, is a red maze of towering pinnacles, fins, minarets, gargoyles, and strangely shaped rock formations east of Moab. The soaring t…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Mount Peale, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Looking Glass Rock


Looking Glass Rock, an Entrada sandstone dome lying a couple miles west of US 191 south of Moab, offers a fun three-pitch route up an exposed fin to a domed summit. The highlight, however, is a specta…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
La Sal, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Canyonlands National Park


The Island in the Sky dominates the northern part of 337,570-acre Canyonlands National Park. The Island, a 6,000-foot-high mesa lined with Wingate sandstone cliffs, rises above the Colorado River on t…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Moab "
Soda Springs Basin, UT - Climbing
Published by Falcon Guides