Fun Hikes with Kids in Salt Lake City

slcSalt Lake City is a big city with the best, yes I said best, access to the Rocky Mountains of any of the major cities in the Western United States.  As such there are a lot of fun hikes with kids around Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake is surrounded by mountains – the Wasatch Front is to the east, the Oquirrhs to the west, and to the north and south are small ridges that come down from the main part of the Wasatch.  All of these mountains have trails that are fun to explore.  Some of them are along creeks and others head to a lake.

Here are some of my favorite hikes to go on with the kids Continue reading

Fun Hikes With Kids In Utah

Hiking with kids is a day playing in the Rocky Mountains with your family.

There is nothing I enjoy quite as much as spending a day with my family out for a walk in the mountains.  Exploring the mountains with your family is an adventure.  You never know what you are going to come across on the trail – maybe you will see a big mammal grazing in a meadow or come across some really strange looking bug.

These hikes are some of my favorites in Utah.  They are between 2 and 6 miles long, making them a bit hard for very small kids, but not too long for most five and six year olds.   Continue reading

Car Camping in Utah!

Utah contains a variety of environments unlike any other state – from the high mountains of the Uintas to the red rock deserts that cover the southern part of the state.  This means that camping here can include days sitting by a lake surrounded by snow capped peaks and also sitting in red sand surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs.  My owners have taken me on a lot of their trips to different parts of Utah and it is hard to list off all of the great places, but I will include some of my favorites here. Continue reading