Deep in Central Utah’s Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef is a classic National Park that slips under the radar. Download three select trips for serious adventure and classic canyon country scenery.
This 7.1-miler in redrock country showcases art you'll never see in a big-city gallery--some of the world's best-preserved pictographs and petroglyphs.
Go from lush mountains to high desert via a red rock canyon on this 16.3-mile, mostly off-trail trek into Grand Staircase-Escalante. Go in spring or fall; pack extra water.
Follow this newly revealed 1-mile prospectors' route to a bonanza of slickrock panoramas. Camp near the rim to catch sunset over Navajo Mountain.
Pioneer your own loop across virtually unknown, once-submerged benches on this 3-day, 17.3-mile cross-country trek following a remote route coveted by canyon junkies.
A lush 8.2-mile ramble past thousand-year-old Ancestral Pueblo ruins and find great camping underneath massive alcoves.
This 6.7-mile journey ventures deep into the ancestral home of Pueblo cliff dwellers where you'll camp in a living museum beneath long-lost, centuries-old ruins.
Find tranquility and seclusion on this 7.2-mile paddle-hike trip to a lonesome campsite.
This 13-miler starts with a paddle through a canal of sandstone then encounters multiple stellar slot canyons once used as Anasazi travel routes.
This short hike threads through a hoodoo-filled climbing mecca with outrageous scenery and countless sidetrip options.
Not for the weak-hearted, this 6.8-miler gains 4,200 feet up wooded hills, through a weathered canyon, and onto the flanks of Mt. Olympus where views are beyond spectacular.
Salt Lake City: Thayne Canyon
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