Jackson SmithExplorer

Salt Lake City born and raised, frequenter of the Wasatch Mountains. backcountry skiing, trail running, mountain adventurer. Backcountry.com Gearhead. #ChaseYourGOAT

Mt Superior is one of the most beautiful summits in the Wasatch. Some easy scrambling and steep rocky trails, but an experienced hiker should be perfectly fine on this trail.

Gradually gets more beautiful the further up the trail you go. It's super hot during the summer so I recommend this trail during get Autumn months. Be careful of crooks breaking into your car, I had my car broken into here.

The beauty of anywhere in the Uintas is always a 5/5 stars, but the amount of people up Amethyst Basin was kind of a bummer for somewhere this far from civilization. Expect even more people if it's a holiday weekend like Labor Day. And there were a ton of barking dogs running around ruining the peace and quiet the whole time. But definitely an awesome experience if that kind of thing doesn't bother you.

I give the beauty of Red Pine a 10/10. The trail is pretty much super rocky and technical the whole time, but definitely worth it.

The trail from Mill Creek to Mt Aire is absolutely beautiful. Awesome hike to the peak, then even more fun run down to the bottom.

I ran this trail all the way out to Look Out Peak, which is the highest point you can get to on this trail, and back which made for an awesome 12 mile run. Great rolling trail.

Observation Point easily has the best view in the park, forget Angels Landing haha. Long hike, but totally worth the gorgeous views throughout the entire hike. You really experience everything Zion has to offer with this hike.

White Pine is one of the greatest gems of Wasatch weather it be in the summer or spring. I suggest exploring this area in all seasons.

Delicate Arch is Utahs most iconic location, because of this it is usually super crowded, but a must for anyone visiting the Moab area.



Beaver falls is one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on! Amazing cliff jumping along the way with beautiful clear water. Definitely my favorite part of Havasupai.

Me and my wife took our wedding photos here and they are to die for. Amazing place for photography.

If there is a meteor shower, this is the place to go to watch it.

Lake Blanche is one of the more crowded trails in BCC but the view at the top is breath taking. Perfect place to hang out and skip rocks.

The hike up is a beast for someone who isn't used to boot packing up the mountain, but it is well worth it and the main chute is an absolute blast to ski.

Easy hike up for an amazing view of the sunset and city lights at night. Look out for rattlesnakes!

Make a trip out of it and go camping and climbing in Joes. Boulders are in walking distance from camp sites.

Wall Street is a great place to go climbing with all levels of climbing. Super close to camp sites too.



I spent my entire childhood camping here with my family. Absolutely wonderful area teaming with wildlife. Look out for all the moose.

There is no place like Albion Basin when the flowers are in full blossom. It is teaming with life and perfect for photography or wildlife watching.



There's nothing quite like Mooney, just look away when the tourists moon everyone hahaha.



There is a secret cave underneath the falls, if you swim up to the wall in the center and reach your arm under and are lucky, you'll discover the secret cave. SUPER COOL!!!

There aren't many other places in the Wasatch with a better view.

There is nothing like skiing in LCC. The backcountry skiing options are endless for all levels of skiers.



Old Faithful is a must if you are going to Yellowstone NP. Perfect day trip for the family. Easy drive from West Yellowstone.