When you’re settling on a place to live, you likely have a long list of must-haves. Luckily, there’s a lot you can change and customize about a home, especially with EDGEhomes. It’s the location that you need to be picky about.
Utah has become a booming destination for homeowners, as you get to choose from urban, suburban, or even rural settings, all with the mountains just a short drive away. With such easy access to some of the world’s picturesque scenes, you’ll be happy to spend your time in nature!
Here are just some of the best hikes in Utah.
The Donut Falls trail is nestled just outside Salt Lake City. It’s an easy hike at just a little over three miles out and back. The trail itself boasts some beautiful views, but at the end, you can find yourself under a waterfall that flows through a hole in the rock above, which is what gives this hike its unique name.
Gloria Falls is another Salt Lake Valley favorite located in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The waterfall runs year-round (even in winter!), and the hike is only 2 miles! The best part? It’s right off the trail to White Pine and Red Pine Lake if you want to keep hiking afterward!
At the end of this moderate hike, you’ll find a cascading, 200-foot waterfall before you! At only 3.6 miles out and back, with little elevation gain, this hike is known to be family-friendly by local hikers. Just watch out for slippery rocks!
Delicate Arch trail is iconic in Utah—it’s even on our license plates! For such a bucket-list hike, it’s less than 4 miles round trip and has little elevation gain, so it’s worth stopping by when you’re in Arches National Park!
Navajo Loop trail is a popular hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. It shows off some of the park’s best features, including a slot canyon, Thor’s Hammer, and the Temple of Osiris. It’s a relatively easy hike and only 1.5 miles all the way around.
There are lots of hiking options if you’re looking for slot canyons, but this is one of the most popular by far! On this easy 2-mile hike in Zion’s National Park, you’ll get to be up close and personal with some amazing rock formations, as long as you’re okay with wet feet!
Although it’s a longer (5 miles) and more moderate hike, kids can still easily hike this trail. Plus, it’s a great scenic route along the Colorado River Canyon. There’s not much shade, so plan on overcast days or when the weather is cooler, but be prepared for Instagram-worthy photos at the end!
With over 2,800 ft in elevation gain over the 7-mile hike, this trail isn’t for the faint of heart. However, if the steep incline doesn’t leave you breathless, the views at the end will for sure! Lake Blanche is one of three lakes in the area (Lake Florence and Lake Lillian can be linked for a longer hike) and is one of the more popular hikes in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Scaling Mt. Timpanogos may be a rite of passage for every Utahn. As one of the tallest peaks in the state, it’s hard not to feel awestruck in its shadow. It’s not Utah’s most difficult hike, but the mileage and elevation gain alone are enough to be quite challenging. If you take Timpooneke Trail, you’ll scale nearly 4,500 ft in elevation in just a little over 14 miles. But the view over Utah Valley at the top truly can’t be beaten.
There you have it—the best hikes in Utah! Even if you live life in the suburbs, building a home in Utah gives you the priceless chance to have some of the world’s best landscapes and hiking right in your backyard. EDGEhomes gives you award-winning designs in homes built to last through all of life’s memories.
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