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Top Chillin Spots in and near Utah

  • Moab, Utah

    Drive Fins & Things

    5.0
    9.4 mi / 900 ft gain
    Fins & Things is a 9.4 mile classic Moab ATV / 4WD trail rated 5 by the Red Rock Four-Wheelers. It is steep, has great traction, some fantastic slalom cutes and of course, glorious views of the Moab redrock scenery. The one-way trail is broken into three sections and begins at campsite E-6 in...
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  • Fruita Campground, Utah

    Explore the Orchards and Gifford House of Capitol Reef

    4.5
    Inside Capitol Reef National Park, you’ll find a wonderful treasure. There are acres of orchards inside the park, all of which you are welcome to roam around and explore, you’ll see old farms buildings from the Mormon settlers that came through that are still kept up! Not to mention they have hor...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Camp at Fire Lake

    The hike to Fire Lake starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead just off the Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta mountains. The main trailhead parking lot fills up quickly on weekends since it serves multiple trail options. If it’s full, no need to worry, there is an overflow lot down the road.  The trai...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Hike Lower Cathedral Valley Overlook

    2 mi / 150 ft gain
    Now most of the pictures you see from Capitol Reef are from cathedral valley. But not many take the time to get above the most photographed area of the park. Off of Hartnet Road, at mile 17.6 you will find a small dirt parking lot for the trailhead (were talking middle of nowhere, so no pit toile...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Mountain Bike Dog Lake, Millcreek Canyon

    4.4 mi / 1260 ft gain
    If it’s an even day and you’re in Salt Lake and you’re in possession of a mountain bike, put down your phone and spend the next 2 hours in pure bliss. Mountain bikers are only allowed to use the trails of upper Millcreek Canyon on even days, which makes for a busy route, but well worth it. This i...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Kens Lake Campground

    4.0
    Ken's Lake is an excellent location for peace and quiet. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and you can register on site or the reservation system at Recreation.gov. There are three group sites and 30 tent sites so relatively small. Faux Waterfall is within walking distance and a nic...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Hike to Cuberant Lake

    6 mi / 1066 ft gain
    The hike to Cuberant Lake is 3-miles with a couple of steeper sections, but for the most part, it is a flat hike. From the Pass Lake Trailhead, you will head west on the Lofty Lake Loop Trail. On this part of the trail, you pass through meadows with Bald and Reid Peaks in the background, which is...
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  • Lone Mesa Group Gampground Road, Utah

    Camp at Lone Mesa Campground

    Lone Mesa Campground off Utah Highway 313, 8 miles from Highway 191, and 20 miles from Moab serves as an excellent basecamp for accessing the fantastic Navajo Rocks mountain bike trail system, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park. In fact, the Big Mesa trail goes right through the...
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  • Hildale, Utah

    Water Canyon Arch (Eye of the Heavens)

    9.61 mi / 1936 ft gain
    …Who doesn’t enjoy a hike that gives you views as if you’re on top of the world! I know I do, and this hike to Water Canyon Arch (Eye of the Heavens Arch) will do just that!There’s two ways of getting to the arch, but the route I took was the squirrel creek trail, to the Canaan mountain trail. On...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Boat Through Forbidding Canyon

    Since Forbidding Canyon is at mile marker 50, it is about halfway between Wahweep and Bullfrog Marina, and is a good trip from either marina. It can get busy, so I recommend going early.  Navigate your way to mile marker 50, and then look for the canyon. If you are coming from Bullfrog, it will b...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Boat-In Camp at The Rincon in Lake Powell

    To get to The Rincon, you will first want to park your car and rent a boat (or bring your own power boat) at Bullfrog Marina. The marina does rentals for everything from houseboats to power boats to jet skis and kayaks/SUP boards. For this adventure, I recommend either a houseboat or a power boat...
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  • Moab, Utah

    View the Petroglyphs at Birthing Rock

    5.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    This roadside boulder is just a short ride down a dirt road from Moab.  From the McDonalds in Moab, head west down Kane Creek Drive.  You will pass a few BLM and private campgrounds as well as various trailheads.  The road will eventually become graded dirt.  Follow the road until you see an obvi...
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  • Fountain Green, Utah

    Climb at Maple Canyon

    Regardless on whether you're northbound / southbound, jump on I-15 and take exit 225 in Nephi. Head east. Continue on this road (100 N) for 14 miles. Then, turn right on 400 S and after a 1/2 mile turn left onto West Side Road. This road will take you along a bunch of farmlands. After about 6 mil...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Explore the Halfway Stage Station

    The Halfway Stage Station is a ruin site that is located off of Mill Canyon rd. This station served as the half way mark between Moab and Thompson which is where the train station was. It was 35 miles between Moab and Thomson so travelers would stop for lunch on there way to or from Thompson. The...
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  • Washington County, Utah

    Zion National Park Bus stop 8

    2.7
    According to the park, there is nothing at this spot, so not many people stop. If you do not like large crowds, this is the perfect place to stop. There is a small trail that leads to the river and a beautiful vista with the massive canyon walls on all sides. There are several areas in this part ...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Rock Climb in Rock Canyon

    4.5
    Rock Canyon, unsurprisingly, has a ton of great, local rock climbing routes for those in the Provo area.  The marked location is for the parking lot. Once you're parked, head into the canyon. You will start to see bolts and anchors—and, depending on when you go, climbers—a few minutes in. There a...
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