The Best Hiking Trails in Utah

Utah has many exceptional trails for nature lovers to discover. With abundant national parks in the area and beautiful canyons to explore, you will never run out of amazing trails to hike. Find everything from beginner trails that are family-friendly, to advanced trails that are little more complex in this helpful list of the best hiking trails in the Beehive State.

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Corona Arch

The arch is a must-see attraction in the Moab area and can be found along one of the best trails in all of Utah. This family friendly hike is 3 miles long roundtrip, and provides you with plenty of opportunities to view the beautiful landscape, canyons and red rocks of the area.


Taylor Creek

Taylor Creek is a hiking trail located inside Zion National Park. You can stop by the old fashioned homestead along the way and view the fantastic wildlife in the area including a variety of amphibians. While this trail is considered to be family friendly, keep in mind that it is also 5 miles long.


Kanarra Creek Falls

If you love hiking trails that include waterfalls, this is the trail for you. You start off by entering into a narrow canyon tbhat leads to a breathtaking waterfall. It's possible to find a waterslide nearby where you can cool off before you head back. This trail is best for families with older children and is 3.7 miles round trip.


Observation Point

Once you reach to peak of the Observation Point Trail, you will have an exceptional view of the Zion Canyon and Angel's Landing located below. This is a hike that is a great challenge for experts and is 8 miles long round trip. It may provide you with a memorable view but this trail isn't recommended for beginners.


Chesler Park Joint Trail Loop

This 11-mile long trail throughout the caves and canyons of Canyonlands National Park has many places for you to explore and find something new. There are amazing views all throughout the hike so be sure to take plenty of pictures along the way.


Red Cliffs Recreation Area Nature Trail

This amazing nature trail fouund in the heart of the Red Cliffs Recreational Area features a peaceful swimming hole that is perfect for those hot summer hikes. Admire the beauty of Southern Utah's red rocks as you take this 1 mile hike that the entire family can enjoy.


Sulphur Creek

This hike throughout the red rock canyon offers plenty of sights to see whether you chose to take the 3 mile or longer 8 mile trail. There are three incredible waterfalls to see along the way which make great backdrops for photo ops. This trail is good for beginners if you choose the shorter route. The extended 8-mile hike may be best for those who are more advanced.


Coyote Gulch

This impressive 17 mile round trip hike takes you through the natural bridges and waters of Utah. Take the time to discover amazing Native American treasures as you travel along the red rock trail. This trip offers some of the best scenery in the state which is perfect for photo ops.