Best Running in Utah

Looking for the best running in Utah? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Utah. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Angels Landing, Zion NP

    Angels Landing has long been one of my favorite national parks hikes.  The hike is thrilling, extremely photogenic, and appeals to those who enjoy exchanging leg power for views. The hike to the top isn't long, 2.7 miles, but you'll definitely fee...

    5.4 miles 1488 ft gain

  • Hike Grandeur Peak

    This is the peak that can be seen from the valley located between Milcreek Canyon and Parleys Canyon. There are 2 trails that head up to this peak, but the one up Milcreek Canyon at the top of Church Fork is by far the more popular/enjoyable one (...

    6 miles

  • Hike to Zion's Kolob Arch

    In the lesser traveled area of Zion National Park sits Kolob Arch, a sandstone arch high up on a cliff tucked back in the canyon.To get to Kolob Arch take exit 40 on I-15 in Utah. You'll see a Zion National Park Visitor's Center. Here you can fill...

    14 miles

  • Hike the Living Room

    Because if its proximity to downtown Salt Lake, this is a great quick hike to do after work. Although it's short, it is fairly steep, climbing nearly 1000 feet in 1.25 miles. However, most people can do it without too much difficulty. This is a go...

    2.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Beach Camp On Lake Powell's Lone Rock Beach

    Just twelve miles north of Page, Arizona on Highway 89 across the Utah border, Lone Rock Beach is a great open beach where you can drive right up and make camp anywhere you like. There is a $10 fee to get on the beach and it can get a little busy ...

  • Hike to the Salt Lake Overlook

    This popular trail follows a portion of the Desolation Trail leaving from Mill Creek Canyon. The trail to the overlook is 3.5 miles round trip with a 1200 ft elevation gain. You begin at the Desolation Trailhead and then turn around once you have ...

    3.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Trail Run to Elephant Rock

    Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, family friendly single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North t...

    7 miles 1025 ft gain

  • Hike the Mineral Fork Trail

    The trailhead begins along Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, with a relatively small parking lot at the trailhead. Starting early in the day is advised, as on nice summer days it will fill up quickly. The trail has a steady ascent for the first 2 miles ...

    9.3 miles 3500 ft gain

  • Hike or Run Taylor Creek's Middle Fork in Kolob Canyon

    The Taylor Creek trailhead sits in the little-explored part of Zion National Park known as Kolob Canyon just south of Cedar City. The trail starts at around 6,000 feet and then drops a little lower in to the canyon and runs along Taylor Creek. Wit...

    5.4 miles

  • Hike Malans Peak

    You can reach this trail either via 27th Street or 29th Street in Ogden, Utah. Get on one of those roads and then head east until you reach the mountain. On 27th St. there is some parking on the road with a sign reminding people to keep their dogs...

    4.8 miles 2140 ft gain

  • Stroll through the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

    The wetlands of The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve are a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, making this...

    1 miles

  • Camp Goose Island Campground

    Many of the campground in Arches National Park are extremely hard to book and almost impossible to get walk-in spots during the peak season in this area. However, the Colorado River near Moab has an abundance of beautiful campsites along its shore...