Utah's five national parks--Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion--hold some of the most awe-inspiring
geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.
In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park,
hikes that are both "must see" and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal
traveling companion, quickly helping readers identify the hikes and sights, making the best use of their time and
provide maximum enjoyment.
Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike
selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure
that hikers get the most out of their trip.
Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt's interesting and
approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human
history--prehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlaws--that adds to the
color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.