Best Hiking in Utah

This list represents the most popular hiking in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah hiking 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)

    16 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 Delicate Arch: Arches National Park

    9 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 ...

  • #6 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 ...

  • #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 Porcupine Rim

    10 Reviews

    Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area, UT

    Porcupine Rim is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area. It is 14.1 miles long and begins at 5,842 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  14.1 miles

    Porcupine Rim is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study ...

  • #10 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 ...

  • #11 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 ...
    •  13.1 miles

    Mount Timpanogos Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area and ...

  • #12 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 ...

  • #13 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 ...

  • #14 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 ...

  • #15 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 ...

  • #16 Clyde Lake Trail

    4 Reviews

    Kamas, UT

    There are literally thousands of mountain lakes in and around the High Uintas. On the 55-square-mile Mirror Lake Quadrangle map alone there are 72 named lakes and several hundred unnamed ones. ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    There are literally thousands of mountain lakes in and around the High Uintas. On the 55-square-mile Mirror Lake Quadrangle ...

  • #17 Waterfall Canyon

    7 Reviews

    Ogden, UT

    A beautiful hike, the Waterfall Canyon Trail follows a creek up a deep canyon to a breathtaking surprise. Area hikers love the steep, short trail, while trail runners and mountain bikers use ...
    •  1.5–2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful hike, the Waterfall Canyon Trail follows a creek up a deep canyon to a breathtaking surprise. Area hikers love ...

  • #18 Canyon Overlook (Zion National Park)

    5 Reviews

    Springdale, UT

    This short but scenic trail runs to a high overlook immediately above the Great Arch, commanding vistas of the lower reaches of Zion Canyon. Interpretive brochures found at the trailhead explain ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This short but scenic trail runs to a high overlook immediately above the Great Arch, commanding vistas of the lower reaches ...

  • #19 Dog Lake Trail

    3 Reviews

    Salt Lake City, UT

    The prettiest part of the Dog Lake loop is probably the first two miles of the hike, along Butler Fork. Butler Fork meanders northward through a narrow canyon filled with dense groves of quaking ...
    •  3.75 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The prettiest part of the Dog Lake loop is probably the first two miles of the hike, along Butler Fork. Butler Fork meanders ...

  • #20 Queens Garden Trail

    5 Reviews

    Tropic, UT

    Bryce Canyon National Park is one place where you can see a lot of fantastic scenery in a very short time. There are numerous trails below the rim, especially in the area between Sunrise Point ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Bryce Canyon National Park is one place where you can see a lot of fantastic scenery in a very short time. There are numerous ...