We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hiking guidebook suggestions?

Salem, Oregon
6 posts
Save Topic
Hiking guidebook suggestions?

We are planning to spend two weeks in late May/early June visiting 3 nights Zion, 2 nights North Rim Grand Canyon, 1 night Bryce, 2 nights Escalante, 4 nights Moab.

Our focus is hiking and great sights. There are many guidebooks, but does anyone have suggestions for a couple books that might steer us to the best hiking options? We are not going backpacking, but will hike anything from .5 hrs. to about 9 hours. Non technical hiking only.

Park City, Utah
Destination Expert
for Utah, Winter Sports
Level Contributor
18,924 posts
426 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Hiking guidebook suggestions?

Not a guidebook but climb-utah.com is a fantastic website outlining many hikes in Utah with great detail. Basic site is free with pay service for additional details. Worth checking out.

Have fun.

Atascadero...
Destination Expert
for Lake Powell
Level Contributor
1,529 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Hiking guidebook suggestions?

Here's a few good ones that cover some of the area you're going:

Falcon Guide- Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

Falcon Guide- Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

(both are clearly written with maps, and fairly user friendly)

Then there's all sorts of detailed guidebooks by Michael Kelsey:

Hiking and Exploring Utah's Henry Mountains and Robbers Roost

Hiking and Exploring the Paria River

Hiking and Exploring Utah's San Rafael Swell

Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau

(Kelsey writes in great detail, not all that well, but has great insight into where he's been. Maps are hand drawn, but good.)

This is much more than you need--but I'd consider getting the two Falcon Guides, and then look online for good hiking opps for Zion and the North Rim.

The Kelsey books are too much for what you need, but fascinating reading nonetheless...

Edited: 1:07 pm, March 11, 2013
Steamboat Springs...
Level Contributor
2,946 posts
31 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Hiking guidebook suggestions?

These guys have a great book plus their website has loads of info too.

http://www.zionnational-park.com/

New Orleans
Level Contributor
75 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Hiking guidebook suggestions?

From Here to Wow -Utah is a fantastic book as is Photographing the American Southwest.

I have over 10 hiking books dedicated to Southern Utah and these are my faves.

5. Re: Hiking guidebook suggestions?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:15 am, March 13, 2014