Monday, June 2, 2014

Great Destination Hikes

There is something about hiking to something truly extraordinary and beautiful. When you know the view will be worth the climb, it makes every adventure that much more exciting. Here are a few gems we love. 

Calf Creek, Escalante, Utah
-no elevation gain, pool at base of waterfall-

Anasazi Arch, Cox Canyon, Aztec, New Mexico
-short hike, some steep climbing-

Silver Lake, American Fork Canyon, Utah
- moderately strenuous hike, altitude gain 1429 ft -

Stewart Falls, Provo Canyon, Utah
- moderately easy, beware stinging nettle - 

Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah
- moderate hike, near a few drop offs -

Faux Falls, Moab, Utah
- easy hike, pool at base of waterfall for swimming -

Mill Creek Swimming Hole, Moab
-short and easy, hiking upstream to falls -

Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
-strenuous hike, gain 2720ft -

Fifth Water Hot Springs, Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah
- moderate hike, several pools for soaking, don't mind the smell -

Havasupai, South Grand Canyon, Arizona
(and surrounding falls) 
10 mile hike to falls, some steep terrain at trailhead, sandy trail

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preparation and surrounding falls

Wall Lake, near Kamas, Utah 
easy hike, great for cliff jumping, fishing, and backpacking

note: another route starts at parking lot at Crystal Lake

Hanging Lake, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado
- difficult hike, rocky and steep, 2.4 miles total -

Cascade Creek, Durango, Colorado
- moderately difficult, hiking downstream, deep water -

The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah
- moderately easy-

Brush Creek Caves, Vernal, Utah
-cold inside, ice structures, flashlights needed, some steep terrain-

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