50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899972608
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Ron Adkison, author of our popular, Utah's National Parks, selects his favorite short trips in five major parks: Arches, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion. Even if you have only a limited amount of time to explore these incredible parks, the short routes described here let you stretch your legs, smell the sage, and feel the wind in your face. Maps and information on park services and interpretive activities are included.

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Greg Witt
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977249
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Travel

Utah’s five national parks—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—hold some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery. In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park, hikes that are both “must see” and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, quickly helping readers identify the hikes and sights, making the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment. Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip. Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt’s interesting and approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human history—prehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlaws—that adds to the color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.

50 Best Short Hikes in Utah s National Parks

Author: Greg Witt
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977256
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Travel

Utah's five national parks--Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion--hold some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery. In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park, hikes that are both "must see" and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, because it quickly helps readers identify the hikes and sights that will make the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment. Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip. Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt's interesting and approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human history--prehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlaws--that adds to the color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.

Hiking from Here to WOW Utah Canyon Country

Author: Kathy Copeland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899975224
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Travel

This full-color guide covers 90 trails in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country that epitomize the "wonder of wilderness." The authors hiked more than 1600 miles through Zion, Bryce, Escalante-Grand Staircase, Glen Canyon, Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa, Canyonlands, Moab, Arches, Capitol Reef, and the San Rafael Swell in order to compile their list of 90 WOW hikes. Coverage ranges from short dayhikes to multi-day backpacking adventures. The book describes precisely where to find the redrock cliffs, slick-rock domes, soaring arches, and ancient ruins that make southern Utah unique. And it does so in a refreshing style--honest, literate, entertaining, and inspiring.

Grand Canyon National Park

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 076275527X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Taking hikers to some of the most scenic sections of the fabulous Grand Canyon National Park, this book includes short descriptions and maps of seventeen easy day hikes in the park. Hikes in this book are fairly short, usually (but not always) without big hills, and are on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails.

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762774982
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. Includes fifteen hikes in the South Rim and thirteen hikes in the North Rim.

Grand Canyon Best Easy Day Hikes

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762736585
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fully updated and revised, this guide includes short descriptions and maps of seventeen easy day hikes in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Southern California

Author: Ron Adkison
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762711248
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Hiking Southern California details 60 hikes throughout Southern California, including the southern Los Padres National Forest, the Angeles and San Bernardino national forests, Cleveland National Forest, part of Anza-Borrego State Park, Mount San Jacinto Wilderness State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Death Valley National Park.

Best Tent Camping Utah

Author: Jeffrey Steadman
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9781634040730
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Travel

Camping Guide to Utah Highlights Best Spots to Sleep Under the Stars Snowcapped mountains, forested wilderness, red-rock canyons, and hidden backcountry—Utah offers some of the most diverse and breathtaking campground settings in the world. Best Tent Camping: Utah, by Jeffrey Steadman, provides a guide to the 50 best places in the state to pitch a tent and spend the night—without being bothered by the noise of loud portable stereos, large recreational vehicles, and crowds. Jeffrey zigzagged the state to create this in-depth look at Utah’s best tent camping locations, including alternatives to the busy campgrounds in Utah’s five national parks. In addition to providing campers with essential information about each campground (including season, rates, facilities, and how to reserve a site), the guide identifies the best sites at the best campgrounds, offers information on exciting day trips, suggests hikes and activities accessible from the campgrounds, and describes the flora and fauna that campers might encounter on a trip. Whether campers are seeking a quiet site beside a peaceful stream or a cliffside camp overlooking beautiful canyons, Best Tent Camping: Utah is an indispensable guide for the person who likes to sleep in a tent not far from the convenience of the car.