50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks by Greg Witt

By Greg Witt

Utah's 5 nationwide parks—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—hold one of the most awe-inspiring geology on this planet. every one park deals viewers the dramatic surroundings that invitations exploration and discovery.
In 50 top brief Hikes in Utah's nationwide Parks, veteran mountaineering consultant Greg Witt stocks the simplest routes in every one park, hikes which are either “must see" and available. Park viewers who're brief on time will locate this publication to be the proper touring significant other, since it quick is helping readers determine the hikes and attractions that would make the easiest use in their time and supply greatest enjoyment.
Each hike within the booklet comprises distances, highlights, sector maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead instructions to make hike choice quickly and effective. as soon as at the path, the distinct maps, path description, and interpretive info insure that hikers get the main out in their trip.
Even avid hikers and skilled desolate tract explorers will find...

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Signs of heat exhaustion include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, pale appearance, stomach cramps, and cool clammy skin. If you or a member of your party experiences any of these signs, stop your hike immediately. Find a cool, shady area, and rest with your feet up. Drink fluids and eat something, while making a plan for returning to the trailhead or seeking assistance. While hypothermia is usually associated with colder climes, it’s a real risk here too, often due to the water in narrow canyons.

Park Avenue is a good introduction to desert hiking in general, where you’ll discover sandy washes, slickrock, and immense sandstone cliffs. You’ll encounter cacti and other desert plants and learn to recognize and avoid stepping on biological soil crusts. You’ll learn to navigate by watching for cairns (small rock piles). The hike also exposes you to full sunlight, so you’ll want to quickly establish the habit of packing water and staying hydrated. It’s best to learn the ropes of desert hiking on a short and easy stretch such as Park Avenue, so you’ll be prepared for bigger adventures deeper in the park.

Mormon tea, a mild stimulant and diuretic, was prized for its medicinal properties by both ancient inhabitants and early settlers. 0-mile out-and-back Elevation Range: 4,307' at the Delicate Arch parking area to 4,841’ at Delicate Arch Facilities: Pit toilets at trailhead; no water Highlights: The most iconic natural arch in the world DESCRIPTION If you have just one day in Arches National Park and time to hike just one trail, then a pilgrimage to Delicate Arch, the landmark symbol for Utah and the desert Southwest, is the must-do hike in the park.

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