- Series: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (May 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897329562
- ISBN-13: 978-0897329569
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo, and the Uintas Paperback – May 1, 2008
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Most guide books give you just the facts--where and how far. "60 Hikes..." gives you much more: age-appropriateness, difficulty, wildlife, geology, and even history. It's clear that Witt not only knows what he's talking about, he loves it. This enthusiasm is contagious, making you want to jump out of your armchair and explore.
Although we might not make all 60 hikes, we know we'll love the ones we do.
I highly recommend it.
Finally! A hiking book that makes sense! All the hikes are within 6o minutes of Salt Lake City, and there's not a lame hike in the bunch. While we haven't done all the hikes (so many trails...so little time), just reading about them made our whole family excited to hit the road with book in hand.
This well-written guide is dripping with details and peppered generously with fantastic photos. Each hike has "key information at-a-glance" (which includes about 15 items that give you a feel for the hike) and a great section at the end of each chapter of "nearby activities".
If you know someone who is planning a trip to Salt Lake (or if they're lucky enough to live there) you've gotta get this book--it's the new "eleventh essential".
Table of Contents, which lists hikes by area (i.e. Salt Lake County)
Hikes of 1-3 miles
Hikes of 3-6 miles
Hikes of 6-9 miles
Hikes of more than 9 miles
Hikes near streams and rivers
Hikes with lakes
High-Altitude Hikes (more than 10,000 feet)
Hikes with scrambling or climbing
Best trails for mountain biking
Best trails for road biking
Hikes with waterfalls
Best winter hikes
Hikes with history
Best hikes for children
Best hikes for dogs
Hikes to high summits (more than 10,000 feet)
Hikes with sweeping views
Best hikes for solitude
Best hikes for wildlife
Best hikes for wildflowers
Best for regular workouts
Best trails for runners
Key weakness are the maps. There is very little detail and no elevation lines. I learned very little about the kind of terrain I was headed into.
Overall very worth purchasing. Just don't get discouraged by the first hike being 16 mi r/t. They aren't all like that :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of good hikes. Been on a few already. I definitely recommend it.Published 5 months ago by Wendell H.
Excellent book.. Very detailed descriptions of the hike. How to get to the starting point of the hike very detailed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my sister who loves to hike. She has used it and says she loves it.Published 6 months ago by orangesumr
Best hiking book I have ever used. Thank you Greg Witt for helping us select the right intensity (easy) hike and most of all clearly describing the location of the trailhead.Published 9 months ago by Ann Eisen
I bought this book a few months ago and have been on several hikes since then. The "Key At-A-Glance Information" is quite helpful. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Long-time Mom