Spring is officially here, and if you’ve been cooped up all winter, there is no better time to start exploring Salt Lake City’s stellar backyard than right now. Here in Utah, we are incredibly lucky to live so close to such amazing and recreationally friendly mountains. Although known for the “greatest snow on earth”, the Wasatch is a year round playground.
• Hike with a buddy
• Always bring the ten essentials: Map, compass, sun protection, food, water, rain jacket, headlamp, first aid kit, fire starter and knife.
• Have fun!
If you’re new to the mountains and not quite sure where to start, I’ve got a list of hikes that are sure to get you into full-fledged hiking mode. From mountain lakes to lupine wildflowers and peak bagging in between, these hikes are some of the best in Utah. The best part is none of these hikes are further than an hour from downtown.