Summer’s almost over but that doesn’t mean that our days full of fun activities are over. With the drop in temperature and the radiant changing Aspen leaves, we’re all set for a perfect weekend activity: hiking!
Utah is known to some of the most beautiful hikes in the world, not to mention that we’ve got a good set of hikes right here in the backyard of your Utah home.
Located near Sundance, Stewart Falls is one of the most popular Utah hikes that provides some beautiful photo-ops for you and your family. This hike is a total of about 4 miles long and is appropriate for most hikers of all skill levels.
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An easy 2 mile hike near Alta brings you to a beautiful and refreshing alpine lake that provides a gorgeous backdrop for family photos. Hikers have even noted that moose can be seen from the trailhead occasionally.
Barely a mile long paved hike in Midway will bring you to Cascade Springs, a pristine oasis in the dry hills. Take the family for a quick and easy nature getaway before the snow flies and enjoy the beauty all around you.
Known for being a great place to sit and watch the sunset, Salt Lake Overlook is a 4 mile dog-friendly hike that boasts some of the most beautiful views of the valley. This hike is noted as being moderate in difficulty so be sure you are prepared before beginning your adventure.
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands but want to enjoy a gorgeous overlook of the sun setting over Utah lake, the Y Mountain Trail is always a great option. Accessible year round and only about 2.5 miles out and back, the views are worth some of the steep switchbacks you’ll encounter along the way.
Located near Salt Lake City, this hike will take you some time (it’s 22 miles there and back) but the views and wildflowers are worth it. This hike will take you along smooth pathways with great views and friendly hikers.
The Red Pine Lake Trail is great for adventure lovers and is about 7 miles there and back. Rated as a hard hike, you’ll encounter waterfalls, wildflowers, rocks and perhaps even mountain goats as you travel along. Red Pine Lake, alone, is worth the hike as you’ll enjoy it’s pristine beauty and serene setting.
One of the most notable and popular hikes in Utah County, this 3.5 mile hike is located near Alpine and boasts stunning views and the infamous Timpanogos Cave. Be sure you check to ensure the caves will be open when you visit since it’s part of the National Park Service.