Get to a beautiful destination in an afternoon with these moderate hikes. These hikes are a little more strenuous, though still suitable for most healthy adults*.
At 11,943 feet above sea level, Bald Mountain is the highest Uinta peak on the west side of the Mirror Lake Highway. It also happens to be one of the easiest summits in the entire Uinta range.
From the rocky, granite shores of Lake Mary to lofty Lake Catherine, the Brighton Lakes trail offers hikers classic Wasatch scenery and the opportunity to shorten or lengthen the hike as desired.
Broken Bow Arch is a stunning natural arch located in a remote desert canyon near the end of the Escalante’s famous Hole-in-the-Rock Road.
Massive sandstone pillars, narrow crevices, and sweeping views across a unique desert grassland make Chesler Park one of the best hikes in Canyonlands.
Duck Lake offers hikers a moderate day hike or an easy overnight backpacking trip featuring a handful of mountain lakes and outstanding Uinta scenery.
The Escalante River offers outstanding scenery as it winds through a deep canyon gorge in the heart of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
With sparkling teal waters and towering cliffs, Ibantik Lake provides alpine scenery comparable to other harder-to-reach areas in the Uintas. Ibantik Lake makes for a good half-day hike or a quick overnight backpacking trip.
This moderately difficult hike passes by several beautiful lakes and offers more adventurous hikers the possibility to explore many lakes within a relatively short distance.
Jack’s Mountain is a scenic viewpoint located in the foothills above Salt Lake City that serves as a memorial for a young boy named Jack Edwards who died of Leukemia in 1995.
Kanarra Creek flows through a gorgeous canyon featuring majestic waterfalls and beautiful narrows with sculpted sandstone walls.
With seemingly endless narrows and easy access, Little Wild Horse Canyon is one of the best non-technical, family-friendly slot canyon hikes in the state of Utah.
Perched in a high valley between two 11,000-foot peaks, Lofty Lake is a great summertime hiking destination.
With a perennial stream, deep pools, and long stretches of beautifully sculpted narrows, Lower Maidenwater Canyon is a great hike for experienced desert hikers.
The iconic Navajo Loop Trail is a must-hike trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. The short, but somewhat strenuous route descends more than 550 feet into the depths of Bryce Canyon and it’s towering rock formations.
This classic Bryce Canyon trail offers the easiest access below the rim and into the soaring pink, orange, and white hoodoos that Bryce is famous for.
This hike follows the Desolation Trail to a rock outcropping along a ridge in Millcreek Canyon, offering hikers fantastic views of the Salt Lake Valley and beyond.
Unlike most Wasatch summits, Sunset Peak is a relatively easy day hike offering outstanding 360-degree views of the Wasatch Mountains and surrounding areas.
The Living Room is a classic Salt Lake City hike to a scenic viewpoint above the city, complete with stone chairs to relax and take in the view.
The Timpanogos Cave hike combines a scenic and strenuous mountainside trail with the unique experience of exploring a dark, subterranean world full of fascinating formations.
Little Death Hollow is a beautiful slot canyon in the remote Circle Cliffs area of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Waterfall Canyon is a popular family hike in the foothills above Ogden. The trail climbs up a steep canyon to the base of a beautiful 200-foot waterfall.
This classic Lake Powell hike passes through a stunning canyon with soaring sandstone walls, culminating in a beautiful narrow section full of pools and flowing water.
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