Jake Ward

  • Hike to Wildhorse Window

    This quick 2-hour hike takes you across slickrock to a unique natural bridge where you can often find some solitude in the Swell. Be sure to include this on your way to Goblin Valley or while camping in the San Rafael area. The Wildhorse Window is...

    2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike to Serenity Falls Hut

    Serenity Falls Hut is an amazing option for a quick and easy overnight trip to the mountains.  The views from the Hut are remarkable and it's a cozy yet spacious hut that encourages chilling hard.  The hut is family friendly and easy to access on ...

    24 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike and Climb Through Ding and Dang Slot Canyons

    Ding and Dang canyons are located in the San Rafael Swell just a few minutes down the road from Goblin Valley State Park. The five-mile loop wanders through both Ding and Dang canyons offering challenges such as climbing over chockstones, wading t...

    5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike or Run the Matanuska Peak/Lazy Mountain loop

    Although this is quite a long loop it is well worth the views from the summits of both Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.  Start this hike at the end of Smith Rd at the Matanuska Peak Trailhead.  You can park your car for free here or lock your bik...

    12 miles 7200 ft gain