Woodland Hills Switchbacks

There is some heavy equipment and personal property at the beginning of the hike which need to be avoided but once you get past that, the hike is very enjoyable. With many switchbacks and valley views this one really is quite enjoyable. Distance (RT):  3.14 miles RT    Time:             ... Continue Reading →

Santaquin Bench Spur

The first mile of the hike is on dirt roads (this is a heavily used recreational area). The next mile is up into the canyon to a nice overlook of the valley. Overall a 3/5 star trail. Distance (RT):  4.0    Time:                    2 hoursStart:     ... Continue Reading →

Buffalo Peak Trail

Quick family friendly hike in Provo with a view of the entire  valley.  Fall colors were wonderful. Distance:             1.09 miles round trip Time:                     Less than 1 hr (~45 min) Start: Difficulty:            Easy Elevation Gain: 284 Fee: ... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Neck Spring

A unique hike, but it wasn't one of our favorites in the park. The most interesting part was seeing the remnants of some of the earlier settlers. They had to get creative when it came to keeping and transporting water. Distance:             5.81 miles RTTime:             ... Continue Reading →

Wall Lake Trail

Distance:              2 miles (full loop = 5.5 miles) round trip Time:                   1 hour (full loop = 2-3 hours) Start:                  From Mirror Lake Hwy, take turnoff to Trial & Washington Lake. Drive to end... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Upheaval Dome

One of the must do hikes in Canyonlands National Park is Upheaval Dome. One of my sons wants to be a geologist so this was an especially interesting hike for him. He and I hiked to both overlooks. The first overlook is only a 0.6 mile RT hike and takes you to a really decent... Continue Reading →

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