If you’re headed for the US state of Utah, and into hiking, then read on, fellow traveler. The Utah desert is admittedly hot but that will just add to your retelling of the adventurous vacation tale when you arrive home. Mind you, if you hike in the fall, it’s cooler and less crowded, and hotel rooms are cheaper. The choice is up to you. However, in order to help you with choosing which road to travel, so to speak, here are the 25 must-do hikes in Southern Utah.

The 25 Must-Do Hikes in Southern Utah

1. Hike to the Lower Calf Creek Falls


This hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls is an out-and-back hike of 5.74 miles with an elevation gain of 515 feet. Your trek begins at the popular Calf Creek Campground in Boulder. Outhouses and potable water are available here. The hike through the sandstone canyon and beyond includes Native American ruins, a beautiful waterfall, and a wonderful natural pool for swimming.  

Eat lunch at the waterfall. The trail’s open all year but it’s hot in summer and there’s sometimes snow in the winter. There is a fee for parking and an additional charge to camp there if you choose to do so. Dogs are permitted if they’re leashed.

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