Containing some of the most unusual and iconic rock formations in the world, Arches National Park is no stranger to outstanding hikes.
Bryce Canyon National Park is considered a smaller park compared to other national parks, but the hiking is equally beautiful and sublime as any trail you’ll find.
The Horseshoe Bend Trail is an easy 0.6 mile walk along a paved route that ends at a massively deep section of Glen Canyon where it makes a distinct U-shape.
The trail to Grosvenor Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah is a quick and easy 0.1 mile walk along a paved trail to the base of the massive 150 foot high double arch.
The full Devils Garden Trail is a strenuous 8.35 mile loop, and has the unique distinction of being Arches National Park’s longest and hardest maintained trail.
The Double O Arch Trail is a moderate 3.75 mile one way hike in the Devils Garden of Arches National Park, bringing hikers to a spectacular double-decker arch, with many more along the way.
The Landscape Arch hike is an easy 2 mile round trip hike that brings hikers to Arches National Park’s largest natural arch.
The Big Horn Overlook Trail is an easy 3.2 mile round trip hike beginning from the Visitor Center in Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah.
The Dead Horse Point Loop Trail is a moderate 8.25 mile trail that links together the East Rim and West Rim Trails, as well as all the overlooks included.
The East Rim Trail in Dead Horse State Park, Utah is an easy 1.8 mile one-way hike that features unparalleled views of the scenery unfolding east of the park.
The West Rim Trail in Dead Horse Point State Park is an easy 6.5 mile hike. This includes the Big Horn Overlook, the Rim Overlook, and the Meander Overlook
The Delicate Arch hike is easily the most popular hike in Arches National Park, bringing hikers to arguably the most recognizable natural arch over a 1.5 mile moderate hike.
The White Rim Overlook Trail is an easy 0.9 mile out and back hike in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, bringing hikers to panoramic views overlooking the deep chasms surrounding the point.
Whale Rock is a moderate 0.4 mile hike in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, bringing hikers to the top of a sandstone fin with 360 degree panoramic views.
The Murphy Trail is an 11 mile round trip lollipop loop hike that starts in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
The Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail is an easy 3 mile hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah that features a beautiful waterfall pouring over 126 feet into a blue-green pool below.
The Cottonwood Narrows hike is an easy 1.7 mile through a deep gorge along Cottonwood Creek in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
The Balanced Rock Trail is an easy 0.3 mile hike in Arches National Park that circumnavigates the prominent titular sandstone feature.
The Sand Dune Arch and Broken Arch hike is a 1.7 mile round trip, with the option to extend it into 2.9 miles to include Tapestry Arch and the full Broken Arch Loop.
Five of the best hiking trails that Capitol Reef National Park and its Waterpocket Fold has to offer, ranging from short and easy to long and strenuous.
Grand Wash is an easy 2.3 mile hike in Capitol Reef National Park that brings hikers through a deep canyon with imposing narrows roughly halfway through the hike.
The Double Arch Trail is a short and easy 0.3 mile hike to a gargantuan natural arch with two arches spanning above the end of the trail. Found the in the same parking area as The Windows Trail, it’s an easy addition while in the area.
The South Kaibab Trail is a 7.1 mile-long trail in Grand Canyon National Park, and is one of only three maintained trails within the park. The trail is infamous for its steep grade to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, offering both a quick route down to the Colorado River, and an exhausting but shorter alternative back up to the South Rim to its counterpart, the Bright Angel Trail.
Morning Glory Arch is a large natural arch in the back of a side canyon of Grandstaff Canyon in Moab, Utah. The 2.4 mile hike to the arch wanders along a perennial creek below gorgeous sandstone cliffs before entering the majestic side canyon that contains Morning Glory Arch.
The Park Avenue Trail in Arches National Park is a short and easy 1 mile hike that follows a wash through immense and massive sandstone cliffs.
Corona Arch is one of the more popular hikes outside of the national parks that surround Moab, Utah. At only 1.2 miles long, it makes for an easy escape to a massive arch in a beautiful sandstone landscape.
The Toadstools Trail is a quick and easy hike found along Highway 89 in the southern part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, situated between the towns of Page, AZ and Kanab, UT.
The Windows Trail of Arches National Park is one of the most popular areas the park, attracting many of the visitors to the area for its spectacular sandstone arches and formations. Found here are some of the most iconic formations inside of the park, including the North Window and Turret Arch.
The 14.5 mile North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is one of only three maintained trails in the park, and like the others, has no shortage of phenomenal natural beauty.
The Miller Peak Trail in the Huachuca Mountains climbs 3,000 feet over 5.5 miles to reach the highest peak in the range, giving hikers an unparalleled view of the surrounding deserts.
The 2.65 mile Joe’s Canyon Trail is a beautifully scenic Sonoran Desert grasslands trek up through a relatively lush and wild canyon, climbing out into the southern foothills of the Huachuca Mountains.
Highway 12 in southern Utah is a breathtaking journey past some of southern Utah’s most picturesque features, including Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, and Capitol Reef National Park.
The Arizona Trail thru-hike will test you in ways you never anticipated, so your physical condition should be the least of your worries.
Skyline Arch is an easy meander to the base of a gorgeous arch rising high above the ground. While visible from the road, it truly shines when viewed up close.
At the western end of the South Mountains is the San Juan Lookout. It can be accessed via the road system or a short 2 mile hike along the National Trail.
The Angel’s Palace Trail is a short and sweet 1.7 mile hike, showing off some outstanding views in Kodachrome Basin State Park.
The Aa Flow Trail (not a typo – pronounced: AH-ah) is a quick and easy 0.2 miles round trip hike in Sunset Crater National Monument.
The 6.6 mile Panorama Trail in Kodachrome Basin State Park starts off easily enough, winding through junipers and pinyon pine trees past large sandstone buttes.
The 3.1 mile hike to the Upper Escalante River Alcove in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a great alternative to the increasingly popular Hole-in-the-Rock Road.
Spooky Slot Canyon is a 1.25 mile hike (or more) into a narrow slot canyon found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
The Wire Pass Trail is a 1.9 mile hike that brings hikers to the north end of Buckskin Gulch in the Vermillion Cliffs.
The Kiwanis Trail to the Ranger Trail Loop is a moderate 4.6 mile hike in the heart of South Mountain Park south of Phoenix, Arizona.
The Mormon Trail to Geronimo Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile hike that connects the two trail via the National Trail in South Mountain Park.
The Lava Flow Trail is an easy 1.3 mile hike in Sunset Crater National Monument that can be accessed from two different locations.
The Two Bit Peak Trail, formerly known as Peak 2429, is a rugged and adventurous 1.5 mile scramble up to outstanding views of the northern Phoenix area.
The Lenox Crater Trail is a 1.5 mile loop hike in Sunset Crater National Monument, north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
The PIestawa Peak hike is a 1.2 mile hike up a prominent peak in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, bringing hikers to a commanding view above the Phoenix, Arizona area.
The Capitol Gorge and Tanks hike is an easy 1.1 mile hike in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah through a narrow canyon in the Waterpocket Fold.
The Fremont River Trail is a moderate 1 mile hike in Capitol Reef National Park that brings hikers up a sandstone ridge lining the Fremont River.
The Frying Pan Trail is a moderate 2.8 mile hike connecting Cohab Canyon to Grand Wash in the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.