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.