Category: Hiking

Thule Versant 70L backpacking pack review

Giving my best "blue steel" look with the Thule Versant 70L on my back while skinning up to the Geyser Pass Yurt. (Photo: Sean Zimmerman-Wall - UtahOutside.com)

Backpacking season is here in the desert, and the mountains will be without snow in a few short months. Time to shop for a new backpacking pack! I’ve been using an old pack since the early 2000’s and it has…

Backpacking to Cuberant Lake

Cabernet Lake in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Mount Marsell stands guard over the south end of the lake and provides a great alpine setting. (photo: Ryan Malavolta/Utahoutside.com)

Autumn is upon us, and backpacking trips to the Uinta Mountains may soon be in short supply. If you want to squeeze in a quick overnight trip, but don’t want to skimp on the scenery, Cuberant Lake may be just…

Gear you need in the Zion Narrows

Zion Gear

The Zion Narrows is unlike any hike in Utah or even the world. Unlike most hikes that are on a trail, in the Narrows you are wading almost entirely in a river. Add a deep canyon with little escape options,…

Backpacking Zion Narrows from the top down

Backpacking the Zion Narrows from the top down is the best way to experience one of the most beautiful hikes in Zion National Park. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Of all the canyons found in Zion National Park, the easiest and most popular has got to be the Zion Narrows. But that’s only because of the hordes of tourists that hike up the first five miles from the bottom…

Hiking the Miners Trail in Emigration Canyon

The Miners Trail as it heads northwest toward the ridge betwen Emigration and Red Butte Canyons. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

The Salt Lake City foothills have dozens of popular trails that people hike time after time. But there are still lesser-known trails out there that see very little traffic. The Miners Trail in Emigration Canyon is one such place. The…

Hiking Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City

View of Ensign Peak from Vista Mound, a short hike just above downtown Salt Lake City. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

There aren’t many cities in the U.S. where you can hike a mountain right in downtown, but Salt Lake has several trails that originate on the urban periphery. One of the most historic, notable, and perfect-for-a-short-getaway is Ensign Peak. At…

Run-A-Muk at Kimball Junction dog trail

Lucy is one happy dog when she gets to run around off-leash at the  Run-A-Muk dog park. (Photo: Callista Pearson, UtahOutside.com)

I’m always asked the question, “where can I hike with my dogs off leash?” Well, there’s a new hiking trail in Kimball Junction near Park City that’s just for dogs to run and wander free. The Run-A-Muk trail opened last…