50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks by Greg Witt

By Greg Witt

Utah's 5 nationwide parks—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—hold essentially the most awe-inspiring geology in the world. every one park bargains viewers the dramatic surroundings that invitations exploration and discovery.
In 50 top brief Hikes in Utah's nationwide Parks, veteran climbing consultant Greg Witt stocks the simplest routes in every one park, hikes which are either “must see" and available. Park viewers who're brief on time will locate this ebook to be the appropriate touring better half, since it speedy is helping readers establish the hikes and points of interest that may make the simplest use in their time and supply greatest enjoyment.
Each hike within the e-book contains distances, highlights, zone maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead instructions to make hike choice speedy and effective. as soon as at the path, the unique maps, course description, and interpretive info insure that hikers get the main out in their trip.
Even avid hikers and skilled wilderness explorers will find...

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24 Grand View Point Trail An aptly named cliffside route overlooking the Canyonlands basin 38. Rim Overlook An easy walk from Sunset Point to Sunrise Point, two of Bryce’s most popular viewpoints 47. Observation Point A splendid hike to a spectacular viewpoint above Zion Canyon VERY BEST WILDLIFE VIEWING 43. Emerald Pools Trail Birds nest in the canyon’s deep recesses, while wild turkeys and deer are frequently seen in the open areas of Zion Canyon. 49. Taylor Creek Songbirds, deer, and small mammals enjoy this shaded and wooded canyon as much as you will.

Returning to the main trail, turn right and continue northeast toward Broken Arch. 5 mile. Despite its name, the arch isn’t really broken, but a deep cleft in the top of the arch makes it appear to be cut in two, or broken, at the top. But don’t worry; it has plenty of life left. While it’s easy to leave shy Sand Dune Arch without ever taking its picture, bold Broken Arch demands to be photographed. Don’t resist. In fact, using the arch as a frame, you’ll have views of the Uncompahgre Plateau and the La Sal Mountains to the southeast.

The top of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet above the base where you are standing, and the rock itself is about 55 feet above the pedestal on which it sits. The rock is roughly the size of three school buses. From the trail you’ll also see Elephant Butte to the southeast. Turret Arch and Double Arch, likely your next stop on your Arches visit, are visible to the right side of Elephant Butte, and the fanciful Parade of Elephants formation is south of Double Arch. If those views whet your appetite for some the park’s most wondrous arches, then return to the parking area to continue your adventure.

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