Best Hikes in the Parks

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Jun 15th, 2004, 03:50 AM
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Best Hikes in the Parks

I have only a limited time to visit Southern Utah and want to see as much as possible in a short time. I would like to get everyones opinion on the one best/prettiest hike in each of the parks, Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, and Arches. Also if we are to do a mule trip, which park is the best?
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Jun 15th, 2004, 04:03 AM
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I neglected to say that I am a bit afraid of heights so I would prefer something a bit more level.
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Jun 15th, 2004, 04:12 AM
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Hi. One of our favorite all time hikes is the Narrows in Zion. In Bryce, we liked the Navajo/Queens Garden loop hike. We didn't do a lot of hiking in Arches b/c it was really hot and by then my boys declared that hiking was "so boring". But my husband and I liked the hike to Landscape Arch there.

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Jun 15th, 2004, 06:09 AM
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In Zion my favorite hike is the easy 2 mile round trip, Riverside Walk which leads to the Narrows hike. The Narrows hike involves walking in the Virgin River and goes for 16 miles.

Capitol Reef my favorite hike is the Grand Wash. An easy hike and you can go as far as you want and then come back. The round trip is about 5 miles but on level ground thought the canyon. Also the Capitol Gorge is only a 2 mile round trip and also on level ground. Make sure you check out the petroglyphs just off the highway.

In Arches my favorite hike is Delicate Arch but this might not be a good hike for someone afraid of heights. At the end you have to hike along a narrow trail with a drop off. Landscape Arch is great too and no dropoffs. Park Avenue is a beautiful hike with just a few switch backs at the beginning.

Bryce the Navajo-Queen's Garden combination loop but again I don't know if your fear of heights will be a problem.

Never done a mule trip.

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