8 Day Hikes In Utah That Are Perfect For The Whole Family
By Catherine Armstrong|Updated on March 12, 2022(Originally published March 07, 2022)
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
Living in the Beehive State means hiking for entertainment, right? It’s cheap (or free!), nearby, and fun for the whole family. Plus, you will find all types of scenic and easy hikes in Utah that hikers of all ages will love. So, pack a lunch, grab the kids, and head into the great outdoors to explore one of the best hikes in Utah.
Are there any easy hikes in Utah that we left off the list? What do you think are the best hikes in Utah? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! And, if you are interested in finding some more hiking trails in Utah, check out these 15 hikes that every Utahn should complete.
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What are some kid-friendly hikes around Utah?
When searching for the best kid-friendly hikes in Utah, you want to find trails that are short and easy. They should also have a worthwhile destination that will make your family members excited to continue hiking. One of our favorite easy hikes in Utah is the Grotto Falls Trail near Payson. This trail is less than one mile with very little elevation gain. You will come right to a small waterfall and pool that will impress any age. This hike is one that will leave you impressed.
Lower Emerald Pool Trail in Zion National park is another kid-friendly hike in Utah. This trail is 1.2-miles long, but it is quite easy and you’ll receive incredible views of the pools and various areas of Zion National Park. However, watch out for other hikers on this trail as it is quite popular.