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!
|Trail Name/Park||Difficulty||Views||Mileage||Getting There||Season Hiked||Equipment|
|Angel's Landing, Zion||8||10||5 Miles||You must take the bus to this location. This will go directly to the trailhead.||Spring||Sturdy hiking boots and trekking poles are helpful. Also a lot of bravery.|
|Burro Wash Slot Canyon, Capitol Reef (not within park lines)||4||5||6 Miles||Notom Bullfrog Basin Road, Trailhead approximately 15 minutes off of RT 24||Spring||Sturdy hiking boots, lots of water. Be prepared in the desert.|
|Delicate Arch; Arches||4||10||3 Miles||Delicate Arch Road, Delicate Arch Parking||Spring||Sturdy hiking boots. The sandstone is a bit on the slidy side.|
|The Fairyland Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon||8||10||9 Miles||Fairyland Point, Route 63||Spring||Sturdy hiking boots, gaiters, and plenty of water for this long hike. FYI, the elevation fatigue is a thing.|
|Mesa Arch; Canyonlands||1||9||0.3 Miles||Grand View Point Road, Mesa Arch Trailhead||Spring||Sneakers or hiking boots. In the early AM wear warm clothes.|
|The Narrows, Zion||6||10 (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!||Spring||You're hiking through the river. I would highly recommend renting dry pants, neoprene socks, and water boots in Springdale.|
|Rim Overlook; Capitol Reef||6||8||5.2 Miles||Hickman Bridge Parking, Route 24 Utah||Spring||Sturdy hiking boots.|
|The Watchman, Zion||5||8||4.6 Miles||Located conveniently near the Zion NP Campgrounds||Spring||Sturdy 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.