Salt Lake City Day Trips

There is so much to do in terms of day trips around SLC in the winter, especially if you like winter sports. This post has two suggestions for summer day trips.


Zion National Park Hike: Angels Landing

Everywhere you look the park is "...dazzling with vermillion, orange, pink, and white—all scintillating in the burning sunlight with an intensity not comprehensible to those who have never had the good fortune to breathe this lambent air amidst the overwhelming profusion of color." – Frederick Dellenbaugh (one of the first American painters of Zion National Park)​.​​

Grand Canyon Hiking

The NORTH RIM of the Grand Canyon is the the real hidden gem, less than 10% of visitors who visit the Grand Canyon start hiking from the North Rim. This means secluded trails, less mule droppings, and a peaceful Grand Canyon hiking experience that would be tough to find on the South Rim.

Four Corners & Horseshoe Bend Hike

While the first part of it is uphill, Horseshoe Bend hike is a relatively easy loop. We saw hikers of all ages and physical fitness. If you travel in the summer do bring water and a head covering to protect against the sun. There was an extreme heat warning in place when we arrived with temps over 100.