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Super Ultimate Hiking Utah Bucket List

I love making lists.  I make them all the time and for everything.  Goals for the day?  List.  Goals for the year?  List.  Things to look up online later?  List.  Books I want to read?  List.  Movies to watch?  List.  Things I might want to get next time I’m in town?  List.  Parks I’ve been to?  List.  Places I’ve slept?  List.  Transportation taken?  List.  I think you get it.  Now I’m here to share the super ultimate outdoor Utah bucket list with you.  Hold on tight and get yourself a pen and paper so you can start your own list, or add to the one you already have.

These will be divided into categories, like state parks, national parks/park sites, other hikes, that kind of thing.  Some parks will have a list of hikes or specific things in that park, others may not.

State Parks

Sand Hollow

East Canyon

Goblin Valley

Kodachrome Basin

Antelope Island

Snow Canyon

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Dead Horse Point

National Parks


  • Brave Angel’s Landing
  • Overlook Angel’s Landing from Observation Point
  • Face the crowds and explore The Narrows
  • Score a permit for The Subway
  • Get off the beaten path on the Wildcat Canyon trail
  • Explore Kolob Canyon away from the crowds
  • Drive Kolob Terrace Road
  • Admire the Emerald Pools
  • Hike to Timber Creek Overlook
  • Hike into Hidden Canyon
  • Look for bighorn sheep at Canyon Overlook

Bryce Canyon

Capitol Reef



  • Catch sunrise at Mesa Arch
  • Drive White Rim Road
  • Escape the crowds in The Needles District
  • See Horseshoe Canyon
  • Drive The Maze District and see the Dollhouse
  • Hike to Druid Arch

Glen Canyon

  • Climb to the cliff dwellings at the Defiance House Ruins
  • Get in Annie’s Crack (I have, but don’t have pictures or a post)
  • Hike the Smith Fork Slot Canyons
  • Boat to Cathedral in the Desert
  • Unleash your inner explorer and look for Dinosaur tracks (I’ve seen one at Rainbow bridge in the post below)
  • Search for petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks
  • Scramble up Hole-in-the-Rock
  • See Rainbow Bridge
  • Boat on Lake Powell

National Monuments

Grand Staircase Escalante

  • Coyote Gulch
  • Golden Cathedral
  • Hole-In-The-Rock
  • Zebra slot canyon
  • Peek-a-boo slot canyon
  • Spooky slot canyon
  • Devils Garden
  • Upper and lower calf creek falls
  • 100 Hands Pictograph

Rainbow Bridge

Natural Bridges

Bears Ears 


Flaming Gorge

Cedar Breaks

Timpanogos Cave

Greater Salt Lake Area (Northern Utah)

Bonneville Salt Flats

Great Salt Lake

Lake Blanche

White Pine Lake

Lofty Lake Loop

Brighton Lakes

Fantasy Canyon

Diamond Fork Hot Springs

Scenic Backways and Byways

Scenic byway 12

Highway 95

Burr Trail

I70 (Green River to Salina)

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

Other Hikes in Southern Utah

Buckskin Gulch

Kannaraville Falls

The Wave

White Pocket

Buckskin Hollow

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Ding and Dang

Corona Arch

Paria Canyon

Everything I have done, I’ve linked to a post about it.  I’ll update this as I go to new places and find new things to add to it.  Definitely let me know if you have any suggestions on what to add or if you have any questions about the things I’ve done!  You can comment below or send me an email at

Have you done any of these things?  Which ones?  What is your favorite hike in Utah?  Which park is your favorite?

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2 thoughts on “Super Ultimate Hiking Utah Bucket List

  1. I like lists too! Gosh, I would love to do at list a third of these things. I haven’t explored Utah as much as I want. This morning I saw a post about hiking at Antelope Island. What a gorgeous place!

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