Utah Hikes for Families
Utah is an adventure paradise, while there is plenty of snow activities going on in the winter. The spring and summer months are just as packed with hikes all over the state!
Here is a list of some great Utah hikes for families.
Northern Utah Hikes
Bridal Veil Falls–1.3 miles
We recently did this hike and loved the ease of the hike as well as the beauty all around. The trail is pretty heavily trafficked so it wasn’t difficult to follow up the mountain. At the top the falls are gorgeous and looking north from the falls you are able to enjoy some amazing scenery of Provo Canyon.
Donut Falls– 1 mile round trip
From the Donut Falls trail head this family hike is an easy .5 mile in and same going back. Bonus is you get to drive up the beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon to get there!
Hidden Falls — 3 miles
Also up Big Cottonwood Canyon this trail is an easy moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels.
Stewart Falls — 4.2 miles
Another Family hike that is a favorite in Utah is a back trail in Utah County near Pleasant Grove. There is also a beautiful waterfall and dogs are allowed on the trail!
Bell Canyon– 5.4 miles
This trail is only for very experienced adventurers. But the views are more than worth it!
image c/o Outdoors.com.
Southern Utah Hikes
Kanarra Creek– 3.5 miles
Travel through slot canyons as you head toward two waterfalls! The falls are easy to climb up and there is a swimming hole further down the trail! Perfect for family to enjoy!
Little Wild Horse Canyon — 8 miles
Family hike and dog friendly and south of Hanksville in Southern UT. Some amazing slot narrows!
Sand Dunes in Snow Canyon — 4.9 miles or until you get to the dunes!
This was one of my favorites when growing up. My family would hike around snow canyon and finish off the day playing in the sand dunes. It is a must for anyone looking for some great family memories!
Lower Calf Creek Falls– 5.9 miles
Calf Creek Falls is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the 126′ high falls. Hiking can be hard in the heat but there is plenty of shade at the end!
Corona Arch– 2.5 miles
This iconic symbol in Utah is a must for any family hiking in southern Utah. The path is highly trafficked and is easy for all levels of expertise. The trail is accessible year round.
We love our Thule Hiking Packs and can’t wait to try them out on a few longer treks. The packs are so lightweight. We loved the convenient pockets for camera/phone, and water bottles on the Stir Pack. They are also really well supported, there is a waist and chest strap that relieves the pressure from your back. And the packs come in great bright colors. Make sure as you hike this summer you hike with Thule!
Global Adventuress would like to thank Thule Packs for providing us with a variety of packs to use on our hikes and outdoor adventures. We will be featuring a range of these backpacks on social media over the next few months.