Utah's Outdoor Lifestyle

For Utah's Top 20 Outdoor Weekend Adventures check out Wild Weekends in Utah.


Wild Weekends can be found at REI, Barnes and Noble or on-line at Amazon.com

Wild Weekends in Utah is an outdoor adventure guide that provides the reader with EVERYTHING they needs to know to tackle Utah’s top 20 outdoor, human-powered weekend adventures.This multi-sport guide takes your backpacking into the backcountry of the Uintahs as you climb Utah’s highest peak—King’s Peak. You’ll head through what many consider to be the longest slot canyon in the west—Buckskin Gulch. You’ll even float down the premier flat water stretch of the Green River—Stillwater Canyon. These are just three of the rousing adventures you’ll find within these pages. The only collection like it! 


Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah—from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and fields of wildflowers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from:

Deseret Peak – Highest peak in the Stansbury Range
Frary Peak – Highest peak on Antelope Island
Brighton Lakes Tour – World-class wildflower displays
Ferguson Canyon – The lesser known canyon
Mount Timpanogos – The beloved trail of the Wasatch
Diamond Fork Hot Springs – Natural hot springs
Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as best hikes for peak baggers, best view hikes, best easy access hikes, best hikes for dogs, best hikes for children, and best hikes for waterfalls); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.

Find the book on Amazon.com




If you're a snowshoer or are interested in checking out the winter trails on snowshoes, 
try the Wasatch Front's free, all-inclusive guidebook to the best snowshoe trails from Ogden to American Fork.


And, if you want to explore Utah's backcountry yurts, check out this free on-line guidebook as well: www.yurtsofutah.com







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