Covers the entire state of Utah in a scale equaling 1:250,000 or 1″=4 miles and contour intervals at 300 feet. Each page covers 37 miles x 55 miles and includes GPS grids and tick marks, index place names, and color-coded BLM, state lands, and other publicly-owned lands with locater map and shaded relief. Gazetteer categories include biking, BLM recreation sites, campgrounds, fishing, hiking, historic sites, museums, hunting, national lands, river trips, scenic drives, ski areas, state parks, unique natural features, and welcome centers. I wouldn’t recommend it for backpacking trips, but for most backcountry road trips, it’s excellent!
Encompassing some of the most beautiful canyon country in the Four Corners region, Ron Adkison writes of 123 different hikes in Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. There are hikes for every ability; walks along paved paths to demanding cross-country backpack treks. There are excellent detailed driving directions to get to the trailheads, and plenty of good practical advice on desert safety and survival. Included are 55 updated topographic maps depicting all the routes described in the book. To top it off, you’ll find information on the geology and natural and human history of each park.
There are quite a few day hikes to be found in Arches and Canyonlands. And just because they are short doesn’t mean they are lacking in spectacular beauty. Everywhere you turn in these two parks has eye-popping views! This is a great book if your time and/or energy is limited. With the hikes being easy and relatively short, it also comes in handy when hiking with the family. And being a Falcon Guide, you know it has all the useful information you need for getting in some fun, easier hikes.