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Springtime Hikes

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Some hiking trails are at their best in springtime, around April-May. It’s a great time to catch the lower elevation hikes when they are green with wildflowers. There is usually still snow at the higher elevations. Depending on the weather each year, the ideal times can shift a month or so. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but here are some suggestions of hikes to try in the spring!

Spring in Southern Utah

In Southern Utah, almost all the trails are ideal this time of year, so this list will focus on Northern Utah. The exception are the limited-time waterfalls like Red Reef Trail and Gunlock Falls.

Limited Time Spring

I’ll start out with a list of hikes that are only in bloom or are available for a limited time in the spring.

Utah State Capitol Cherry Blossoms (bloom in April)
Fallen Officer Memorial Trail (only for about a week in mid-May)
Poppies in Alpine and Mantua (bloom around Memorial Day)

Spring Hikes in the Foothills

The foothills, or the hillsides that immediately surround the valley, are usually at their most beautiful in springtime and early summer. Later in the season the green grasses dry out and there are fewer wildflowers.

Spring in the Natural Areas in the Valleys


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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