Explore The Backcountry: Utah’s Top 10 Backpacking Trips

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Leave the city behind for a couple days.

Utah is known for having incredible access to the outdoors. In most cities throughout the state, you can go from eating lunch downtown to setting up camp in the backcountry within an hour. Not bad, eh? A little further afield, Utah is also home to some incredible, incredibly remote areas that are well worth the effort. Scan the list below for something that fits your schedule and ambition and start making your weekend plans. Better to print out your maps than rely on your phone, though, because you can’t count on a signal.

1. Backpack Mount Timpanogos

Photo: Lindsay Daniels

Conquer one of the most iconic mountains in Utah and the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range. If you’re feeling brave and conditions are right, you can slide down the snow fields towards the top. Wheeee! Learn more.

2. Backpack to Red Pine Lake

Photo: Sam Watson

Access to the trailhead for Red Pine Lake is about 25 minutes from SLC (see what we mean?!) And you won’t sacrifice quality for proximity here — The gorgeous hike through thick aspens and pines is worth driving for hours. Learn more.backpacking,backpacking,backpacking

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