One of the best ways to explore Utah’s amazing outdoors is on foot. Utah’s scenic parks are full of hiking trails that allow visitors to get up close and personal with the stunning landscape. Hike among the hoodoos in Bryce National Park or wander under a natural bridge in Arches.
Whether it’s snowy mountain trails or colorful desert routes, the right equipment is going to be critical. More likely than not, you will be hiking through the desert. Be sure to travel in solid hiking boots, apply sun protection, carry plenty of weather, and be alert for snakes and other venomous wildlife.
For popular trails like Zion’s Angel’s Landing or Arches Delicate Arch, time of day is an important consideration. Both trails are exposed and can be dangerous in extreme weather conditions. But regardless of weather, they are also incredibly popular. Arriving early won’t only allow hikers to catch a photo in the soft morning light but also means avoiding the crowds that build up later in the day.