National Parks

Not sure which hike is right for you? Here’s the quick and dirty on the trails I’ve hiked.

My ratings are based completely on my experiences and opinion. I try very hard to give the most accurate depiction of each trail, but your experience may be different from mine. I consider myself an intermediate-advanced hiker. For more information on each hike, see the blog posts! Happy Hiking! 

National Parks

Trail Name/ParkDifficultyViews Mileage Getting ThereSeason HikedEquipment
Angel's Landing, Zion 8105 MilesYou must take the bus to this location. This will go directly to the trailhead. SpringSturdy hiking boots and trekking poles are helpful. Also a lot of bravery.
Burro Wash Slot Canyon, Capitol Reef (not within park lines)456 MilesNotom Bullfrog Basin Road, Trailhead approximately 15 minutes off of RT 24SpringSturdy hiking boots, lots of water. Be prepared in the desert.
Delicate Arch; Arches4103 MilesDelicate Arch Road, Delicate Arch ParkingSpringSturdy hiking boots. The sandstone is a bit on the slidy side.
The Fairyland Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon8109 MilesFairyland Point, Route 63 SpringSturdy hiking boots, gaiters, and plenty of water for this long hike. FYI, the elevation fatigue is a thing.
Mesa Arch; Canyonlands190.3 MilesGrand View Point Road, Mesa Arch TrailheadSpringSneakers or hiking boots. In the early AM wear warm clothes.
The Narrows, Zion 610 (not sweeping views, just gorgeous Canyon!)Choose your own adventure! You can go as far as you want. Our full trip was approximately 8 miles. The Temple of Sinawava, the bus will take you there!SpringYou're hiking through the river. I would highly recommend renting dry pants, neoprene socks, and water boots in Springdale.
Rim Overlook; Capitol Reef685.2 MilesHickman Bridge Parking, Route 24 UtahSpringSturdy hiking boots.
The Watchman, Zion 584.6 MilesLocated conveniently near the Zion NP CampgroundsSpringSturdy hiking boots

Difficulty Rankings: 1=A toddler could solo hike this. 10=Write your will.

View Rankings: 1=Meh. 10=If you forget your camera turn around and go get it.

For more detailed information, please visit the blog post for each park by clicking the image below!

Capitol Reef
Bryce Canyon