The state of endless trails and numerous national parks, Utah is an adventurer’s playground all year — and that certainly includes the winter.
5 Incredible Winter Hikes in Utah
Walk in a winter wonderland in the Wasatch Range.
The trail initially follows the forest road past Silver Lake Flat before reaching the official trail and ascending into the alpine environment. You wind through the mixed forest before reaching a small dam below the lake. Once above the dam, you’ll have views of the Silver Lake ringed by high, snowy peaks.
See Arches covered in a dusting of snow — it’s one of the most picturesque sights in Utah.
With the distant snow-capped mountains silhouetting the stunning arch, this spot is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon or watch the sunset. There are a couple of narrow spots near the top of the trail, so watch your footing.
This St. George-area trail traverses onto slickrock sandstone formed from ancient dunes.
Snow Canyon State Park is just a bit north of St. George and is one the warmest parts of Utah. With fairly mild winters that get little snowfall, Snow Canyon is great for winter hiking in Utah.
Easy, family-friendly hike to a stunning spot with expansive views of Canyonlands National Park.
This easy hike is stunning at any time but is especially beautiful when snow coats the landscape. It’s a loop to a natural arch with expansive views of the canyon and rocky spires along the way to leave you awed and anxious for more.
A magical experience hiking among snow-covered, red-sandstone hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Queens Garden Navajo Loop
The loop drops down from the rim via a relatively moderate slope. However, with the snow, you’ll want traction devices to help keep your footing. The trail can get a bit narrow in places and the climb back out of the canyon can feel long, but the views along the loop are so stunning you probably won’t even notice.