Synopses & Reviews
When it comes to easy access to the Great Outdoors,” there are few major metropolitan areas in the United States that compare with Salt Lake City. In Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City
, avid outdoorsman Mike Matson shows you the best hikes in and around the Great Salt Lakeall within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Matson has all the bases covered. Suggested lists of hikes include:
Best Hikes with Dogs
Best Hikes for Families
Best Cardiovascular Workouts
Best Hikes to Vistas
Best Hikes for Wildlife Viewing
Best Quick Escapes
Best Hikes to Historic Sites
Let Matson show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the Wasatch Mountains to the Uintas, from Aspen Grove Trail to Frary Peak Trail, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City.
About the Author
Adventure is the guiding force in the life of outdoors writer and photographer Mike Matson
. Whether hes sweating his way up a sandstone tower or skiing in the mountains, you can expect to find Mike in Utahs outdoor playground year-round. Mike finds Utahs natural diversity astoundingfrom the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City to the twisted, barren rock landscape of the Colorado Plateau, the state offers a lifetime of adventure. Mikes favorite ways to enjoy Utah include camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, river running, canyoneering, skiing, and snowboarding.
Mikes views and recommendations are formed from decades of experience working as a backcountry forest ranger, a whitewater river guide, and a professional writer/photographer. His writing and photography have been published in magazines, catalogs, calendars, and online. His work has appeared in Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, National Geographic, Northwest Travel, and Washington Trails magazines. To see more of Mikes work, visit his blog at matsonadventuremedia.blogspot.com. Mike lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Sonja and son Harvey.