50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks (1st Edition) by Ron Adkison

By Ron Adkison

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Ron Adkison, writer of our well known, Utah's nationwide Parks, selects his favourite brief journeys in 5 significant parks: Arches, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion. no matter if you could have just a restricted period of time to discover those brilliant parks, the quick routes defined the following allow you to stretch your legs, odor the sage, and think the wind on your face. Maps and knowledge on park prone and interpretive actions are included.

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Rydbergii) Puccoon (Lithospermum incisum and L. multiflora) Pussytoes (Antennaria parvifolia, A. marginata, and A. rosea) Thistles (Cirsium arizonicum, C. pulchellum, C. undulatum, and C. wheeleri) Western and white prairie asters (Symphyotrichum ascendens [synonym, Aster ascendens] and S. falcatum variety commutatus [synonym, Aster commutatus]) Wild strawberry (Fragaria several species) The Botany of Diversity 33 Wormwood (including Artemisia bigelovii, A. campestris, A. ludoviciana, and A. tridentata) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Yellow hawkweed (Hieracium fendleri) Succulents are few on the Kaibab Plateau, but a watchful eye might find the small, fragile prickly-pear (Opuntia fragilis) hiding among the pine-needle litter.

Parryi, and A. schottii) Prickly-pears (Opuntia engelmannii variety engelmannii, O. macrorhiza, and O. santa-rita) Leaving the high Santa Catalina Mountains and heading north, AZT travelers pass through Madrean Evergreen Forest Woodland and Interior Chaparral, which is characterized by mild winters and wet summers. The vegetation here consists mainly of: Alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana) Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonicus) on north-facing slopes Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica) Oaks (Quercus arizonica, Q.

Appropriate for hikers, runners, and other trail users who are prepared for remote outings. EASY: Level terrain that presents few environmental challenges. Appropriate for most ability levels. S. border into the Huachuca Mountains, a formidable range that rises to a height of 9,466 feet. —49— Photo: Matthew J. 7 miles if you summit Miller Peak) DAY-TRIP OPTION See turnaround note in the trail description. gov/coro, 520-366-5515 RECOMMENDED MONTHS March–November GATEWAY COMMUNITY See Sierra Vista (page 303).

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