Hike-Utah Cities & Towns

Utah is awesome.  And one of the best parts?  Epic trails in your backyard; everywhere in Utah.

Many trails are a stone’s throw away from Utah’s cities and towns.  Check out some of these trails if you’re looking for a quick hike after a long day.  Looking for a bit more adventure?  Take the time to bump down an unimproved road to discover some of Utah’s more remote trails.  Either way, it feels great to get out, stretch the legs, and help the stress melt away while listening to the sounds of nature.


Explore Hikes in Utah's Cities & Towns

Salt Lake City


Welcome to Utah’s capital!

Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake Valley is home to over 1.2 million people.  Also, home to the headquarters of the LDS Church, a hopping micro-brew scene, and a stone’s throw to world-class skiing, hiking, and biking; Salt Lake City boasts rich culture and incredible recreation opportunities.




Located on the Utah – Nevada border, Wendover is a small town offering access to casinos, gambling, shows and Utah’s salt flats.  It is also home to all Utah’s desert has to offer including ghost towns, land art, and amazing desert hikes.



Located in the geographical center of Utah, Fillmore is near some cool landscapes.  While here visit the lava tubes, hot springs, and national forest.



Nestled in the mountains at the mouth of East Canyon, Morgan is a great location to explore the Mormon trail and some facinating geological features, or swim and fish at East Canyon State Park.


Cedar City


Located just off the I-15, Cedar City is not to be missed.  Check out it’s rich cultural scene by visiting one of the art galleries or taking in Utah’s Shakespear Festival, take the kids to the Park Discovery, ski at Brian Head, or visit one of Utah’s National Parks or Monuments.



Springdale sits in the shadows of the towering cliffs of Zion National Park.  A small, lively town beautiful in its own right.  Take time to explore the art galleries, food scene, and hikes both in and around Zion while visiting here.



Cannonville is one of 3 gateway towns to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.  It also sits on the steps of Kodachrome Basin State Park known for it’s incredible kaleidoscope of colors.



One of three communities nestled in the shadow of Bryce Canyon National Park, Tropic is a central location and great basecamp for hikers to explore the Bryce Canyon valley.




Welcome to Utah’s outdoor recreation gateway!

Home to hiking, biking, camping, off roading, and the list goes on.  It’s the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and south eastern Utah.  Moab is a fun town complete with museums, shops, and great restaurants to explore after a great day spent outdoors.



Green River

Green River sits on the banks of the mighty Green River which runs 730 miles from the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming through Utah and Colorado until it meets the Colorado River in the Needles District of Canyonlands.  Green River is a great place for river rafting and the enjoying the solitude of the San Rafael Swell.



Located in the geographical center of Utah, Fillmore is near some cool landscapes.  While here visit the lava tubes, hot springs, and national forest.



Blanding sits in the heart of Utah’s southeastern backcountry.  It’s a great place to stay to visit Bear’s Ears, Hovenweep, and Natural  Bridges National Monuments.


Monument Valley


Located on the Utah-Arizona border in the Navajo Nation, Monument Valley is home to incredible history, culture, and natural beauty.  Take time to enjoy the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and check out the local arts, crafts, food and souvenirs this area has to offer.



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