Hike the Desert

The mountains are still melting out and the east is still muddy, but spring is prime time for desert hiking. Get out your sun hat, put on your gaiters, and hit the trail on one of these dryland hikes. But hurry: Spring, and those moderate temperatures, will be gone before you know it.

Joshua Tree National Park

From sculpted rock to hidden oases, see the best the park has to offer.

Death Valley National Park

Don't let the name fool you: There's a lot of life in this stretch of eastern California desert.

Canyonlands National Park

The deep gorges and soaring mesas of this Utah park are the perfect setting for your next big adventure.

More Great Desert Hikes

From Moab to Petrified Forest, these destinations have a lot of surprises in store for the adventurous hiker.

Desert Safety

Stay cool out there.

Desert Gear

Ditch the sunscreen with this smart apparel

From 2023