The Grand Canyons Region - One of the world's premiere hiking destinations.
Just look in any direction of the compass and you have numerous hiking trails to choose from. This is one of the world's most scenically diverse regions and hiking opportunities range from red rock trails, canyoneering in slot canyons, high mountain forests and more.
Bryce Canyon National Park Area: Here you have choices of hiking along the Paunsaugunt Plateau in the Dixie National Forest above the park, or walking down among the amphitheaters of rock (hoodoos). Bryce Canyon is 20 miles in length and trails descend into the park at nearly every bend in the road. Nearby Kodachrome Basin State Park is a hiking paradise and full of secret trails that weave among the formations of the park.
Grand Staircase Area: This is a vast area that offers a great diversity of trails to discover. Access to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument can be achieved from Kanab, from Glendale and Alton, or from the Bryce Canyon area. Slot Canyons, rim trails, sand dunes, and more await the avid hiker within the Grand Staircase.
Grand Canyon Area: With the Grand Canyon north rim you have a couple of good options. One is to venture into the Kaibab National Forest following forest hiking trails or others that follow the rim of the Grand Canyon. The second option is to drop-down off the north rim and follow trails down to the Colorado River below. In some cases you'll come across waterways that stair-step their way down to join the Colorado River.
Zion National Park Area: Hiking in Zion National Park can be very easy, moderate or very challenging. Take your pick. Short hikes take you to scenic overlooks, pools of water or along the Virgin River. Other hikes ascend the large formations within the park and take you to spectacular overlooks.
Kanab Area: In and around the Kanab, Utah area you'll find trails that venture along the bases of rock plateaus or sneak back into quiet side canyons. A visit to the BLM office will provide you with additional details about trails in this area.
Accommodations / Services: When you stay in the Grand Canyons region you are literally centrally located to go a different direction every day. Duck Creek Village, the communities in the east Zion area, and Kanab all offer lodging, dining, shopping and other services. Hike by day - dine, shop and relax by night.
Hiking in the Grand Canyons region (Utah's Kane County) can be enjoyed by all skill levels as there are so many areas to find great hikes. For details on how to experience these areas take a look at our Itineraries section in the drop-down menu.