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Hiking Utah’s County High Points

By Alicia Baker

Why County High Points?

About The Book

One of the best things about having a goal to complete all Utah County High Points is that it took me to parts of Utah I never thought I’d explore. It got me to step out of my comfort zone, explore new mountain ranges and helped me learn to enjoy the “not so pretty parts” of Utah. Exploring all these summits generally gets you away from crowds, allows you to explore something completely new, you get a free full-body workout without having to go to a gym, you can choose to spend time alone or with friends, and the fresh air feeds the soul. Whether you want to see new trails or just improve your fitness, use this book as a tool for motivation. I’ve included a trails checklist, gear checklist, and detailed trail guides with a trail map for each hike. Lets start hiking!

What’s inside

Hiking Utah’s County High Points

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Trail Descriptions

Distance (in miles), Elevation gain, Time needed to complete, Dog & Kid-Friendly status, Fees/Permits needed, & Best Season to hike each peak

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Trail Maps

with Topo Maps

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Photos of each trail

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20 Bonus Peaks

Wasatch National Forest Favorites!

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Hiking Gear Checklist

For Humans & Dogs

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Leave No Trace Principles

& Mountain Safety Tips

About the author

Alicia Baker is the owner of Girl on a Hike, a blog that follows Alicia and her hiking companion, Charlie, a Golden Lab, on their outdoor adventures. She has lived in Utah since 2013 and loves exploring everything from the High Uintas to the San Rafael Swell and desert. Each year, she and Charlie hike and backpack an average of 700 miles. “Girl on a Hike” has been awarded as one of the Top 100 Outdoor & Hiking Blogs since 2016. She is also the author of “Salt Lake City’s Best 52 Hikes”.

Photo Credit: Halie West

Alicia Baker

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Salt Lake City’s Best 52 Hikes

The trails I gravitate to most are the ones right out the door – no more than an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City. These are the trails I do right before or after work, with friends, solo, or save the bigger hikes for the weekend. Whether you want to see new trails, improve your fitness, or lose weight, use this book as a tool for motivation. There are 52 trails in this book and 52 weeks a year. Check off one per week and you’ll get to experience some of the best SLC hikes in the area – all within a short drive. I’ve included a trails checklist, gear checklist, and detailed trail guides with a trail map for each hike. Print each checklist then let’s start hiking!