Utah’s National Parks

This book is a virtual anthology of the hiking trails in all five of Utah’s amazing national parks. Canyonlands is of course included in that. Most people going to the region visit more than one of these parks at a time, and this book is the easiest way to cover it all. This book has hikes of all lengths. If shorter dayhiking is your sole interest, get the book below. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks

This is the dayhike version of the book above, updated to a second edition by a new author. If your main concern is dayhiking, in any of Utah’s five national parks, this is the book to have. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

This is Falcon’s offering for hiking Canyonlands as well as nearby Arches. If your travels take you to the other Utah parks, and you want a single book, go with the one above. This Falcon Guide will offer a bit more information, since it is focused on these two parks. For the dayhike-only version, see below. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Canyonlands and Arches

This is the dayhike version of the guidebook above. It follows the familiar Falcon Guides format. While we favor the first two books listed, we also use this book personally and recommend it.

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Canyonlands: The Story Behind the Scenery

This is the Canyonlands National Park edition of the common “The Story Behind the Scenery” series. These books are usually found in the visitor centers and gift shops of the parks. They are short, but they provide good photos and general information on the park itself.

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