Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City
75 Hikes within Two Hours of the City
By Mike Matson
First Edition, June 2013
Price: $16.99 USD
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When it comes to easy access to the “Great Outdoors,” there are few major metropolitan areas in the United States that compare with Salt Lake City. In Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City, avid outdoorsman Mike Matson shows you the best hikes in and around the Great Salt Lake—all within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Matson has all the bases covered.
Let Matson show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the Wasatch Mountains to the Uintas, from Aspen Grove Trail to Frary Peak Trail, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City.
What’s inside Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City
Enjoy the very best of Salt Lake City Hiking with these itineraries:
- Best for Butt-Kickers
- Best for Dogs
- Best for Families
- Best for Historic Sites
- Best for Mountain Lakes
- Best Quick Escapes
- Best Vistas
- Best for Wildlife-Viewing
Discover the best hiking spots in:
- Salt Lake City and Central Wasatch
- Northern Wasatch
- Southern Wasatch
- Western Mountains
- Uinta Mountains
Adventure is the guiding force in the life of outdoors writer and photographer Mike Matson. Whether he’s sweating his way up a sandstone tower or skiing in the mountains, you can expect to find Mike in Utah’s outdoor playground year-round. Mike finds Utah’s natural diversity astounding—from the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City to the twisted, barren rock landscape of the Colorado Plateau, the state offers a lifetime of adventure. Mike’s favorite ways to enjoy Utah include camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, river running, canyoneering, skiing, and snowboarding.
Mike’s views and recommendations are formed from decades of experience working as a backcountry forest ranger, a whitewater river guide, and a professional writer/photographer. His writing and photography have been published in magazines, catalogs, calendars, and online. His work has appeared in Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, National Geographic, Northwest Travel, and Washington Trails magazines. To see more of Mike’s work, visit his blog at matsonadventuremedia.blogspot.com. Mike lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Sonja and son Harvey.