Popular Hikes in Utah

Kings Peak pic
Kings Peak
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A successful leader with more than a decade of business experience, Isaiah Kingston serves as the chief financial officer for Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC. When he’s not busy overseeing strategic business plans and developing financial strategies for the Utah-based company, Isaiah Kingston enjoys hiking.

Utah offers thousands of hiking trails to individuals of varying skill levels. Below are just a few of the state’s most popular trails:

Kings Peak. The trek to Kings Peak, the highest point in the state, is an out-and-back hike that covers over 20 miles and has an elevation gain of 5,680 feet. It takes between two and four days to complete and features plenty of camping and fishing locations along the way.

Angels Landing. Another out-and-back hike, Angels Landing is ideal for hikers who are experienced and do not have a fear of heights. The trail stays heavily populated throughout the day, but it can be slippery and dangerous depending on the weather. Angels Landing is about 4.4 miles in length.

Buckskin Gulch. A 23-mile hike, Buckskin Gulch takes hikers through a long and deep canyon. This strenuous hike takes around three days to finish, and hikers must go out when dry weather is forecasted. Rain can quickly flood areas of the gulch and alter the canyon floor’s various obstacles.

Mount Timpanogos. At minimum, this 16-mile hike takes seven hours to complete, but it is filled with inspiring views of the surrounding Utah landscape. In addition to enjoying the trail’s many views, hikers frequently spot bighorn sheep along certain areas.