Explore the most popular National Parks in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Me and my wife was one of the first to arrive about 7am. By far the most strenuous hike we have ever done. 2 hours up and 2 hours down with 45 min of awe at the top. Stunning views at the top and all alone the climb and decent make this our #1 pick so far. Now for the Narrows and Angels Landing to finish off this amazingly beautiful park.

A great hike. We are in late 20s and were able to hike up in 2 hours despite taking a lot of photos and making go-pro videos. Coming down took 1.5 hours. It would be good to hike this early morning or late afternoon. We started a bit late in the morning and it was pretty hot. The views are absolutely mesmerising.

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6 hours ago

Yes the trail IS open! A very strenuous hike (for us 60-somethings) but oh-so-spectacular 360 views of the park from the Landing. Glad we fulfilled another bucket list hike in one our most breathtaking NP’s.

Gorgeous hike. The last 0.5 mile is hard to track, trail wise. Keep your eye out for cairns and you should find the way.

Not for those afraid of heights, but do it anyways! You’ll be so happy you did. This hike is not to be missed.

Remember to take your picture, and let other people have their turns :)

A favorite! The views don’t get any better and the kiva is great to see. Just don’t miss the fork in the trail to get up to it.

Down into the Canyon and then back up. Beautiful!

If you decide to continue on Primitive Loop the cairns can be hard to find so always be cognitive of the direction you’re headed in. You will have to create your own path in certain areas. Amazing hike though!

Everyone’s favorite for a reason. Delicate never disappoints! Such a beauty! Please take plenty of water.

Best area to go if you’re short on time! Can get really busy, so try to go earlier.

12 hours ago

We took the advice of others and did it counter-clockwise and started around 8am. I highly recommend this. Great hike to see multiple arches. There are some slick rocks that were tricky but not impossible.

We did this in place of Angel's Landing as that trail is currently closed. We are active fit-ish 30-somethings and it took us 1.5 hours to ascend and surprisingly, 1.5 hours to descend because of the volume of hikers coming up at around 11am. I'm not sure how this is labeled as a moderate trail as this was fairly difficult due to the constant incline. The trail is not technical and like others have said, leave early so you take advantage of the canyon's shadows on the way up.

hiking
1 day ago

Great views and a good hike, best to go early cause it gets hot later.

Outstanding hike. Best to do it counter clockwise.

A good early morning hike and one that you don’t need the shuttle. Full sun by midday. Great views at the top.

The water is not too cold in August, and make sure you have proper gears.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy scenic view

Beautiful and challenging hike, well worth at the end.

a must do and many great stops to view the various canyon types and vistas.

short and easy hike. mossy grotto nothing special. waterfall was special and if you continue around the bend the creek is fun to follow up into the canyon

a very nice walk along the edge the whole way with benches for rest and gaze.

spectacular hike. went counter clockwise. started with wall street hoodoos going down tight trails with many switch backs. then along the bottom thru woods-like setting. then up thru queen's garden slots and hoodoos. so many gorgeous vistas. go early to avoid crowds.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy out and back trail. But fully exposed so can be hot. Amazing views at the end and no crowds like other tour bus stops in Canyonlands. Incredibly quiet and peaceful spot. Highly recommend if you want a quiet, easy hike. We did many hikes in our recent trip to 7 Utah parks and this made the top 3 on everyone’s list.

hiking
2 days ago

One of our favorite hikes during our recent trip to 7 Utah parks. Started from Great Wash at highway 24 so it was a full morning up and back. If starting from parking lot at arch trailhead it might be a 2 hour trip out and back, max. The Cassidy Arch portion is not too difficult, only the first portion is mildly strenuous. Reminder is a winding trail with some slip rock scrambling. Some fantastic canyon views and the arch itself is amazing. Trail had only a few small groups on it at mid morning. Much of trail is full sun exposure. Great trail and suitable for families as well. Lots of space at arch so a great place to hang out and have lunch or a snack.

we thought this was the best of the shorter moderate trails. lots to see all the way. it's a popular home so go in early morning since many parts of the trail are too narrow for two way traffic. views along top third of the trail were spectacular!

short steep shaded walk along a paved trail to the viewing platform which is cut into the cliff where water rains down from above. special but not a must do.

relatively easy and fantastic vistas. vertical 1000 foot cliffs surround this paved trail which parallels the highly vegetated creek/ river. take a pair of water shoes and a walking stick to finish the last third which goes along and thru the narrows.

Did this 9/18. Took 3 of us 1:15 to get up and about an hour down. The switchbacks to start are a butt kicker, a nice break in the middle followed by another tough section finishing with a 3/4 mile or so rim trail with amazing views. We started at 7:30 and trail was not busy. Had a nice time at top for 45 minutes before heading down. There were A LOT of people heading up on our way down (as in several hundred). Trail is mostly smooth so the difficulty is purely the steepness of the trail. It is work with a lot of sun exposure on upper half. Great views on top and many good views along the way.

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