9 Places for the Best Winter Hiking in the USA


When it comes to the best winter hiking, there are options all across the United States, from  snow-covered trails in the Northeast to finally bearable temperatures on trails in the desert.

Whether you’re looking for a winter challenge or to take on a popular trail without the crowds and heat, keep reading for the best winter hikes in the US.

Arches National Park, Utah

Home to over two thousand natural archways, otherworldy-looking rock formations, and enormous red rock mesas, a hike through Utah’s desert dreamland will make you feel as though you skyrocketed your way into Mars.

Telluride, Colorado

This picturesque mountain town in Colorado boasts jagged peaks, lush alpine valleys, and some of the best hiking trails in the world.

Rocky Mountain National Park

The layers of snow add an extra touch of beauty to its alpine goodness, and the colder temps mean the crowds are long gone.

Death Valley National Park, California

Hitting its trails means stumbling across eerie-looking trees, hills, and rocks splashed with colors, and enormous salt flats are as far as the eye can see.

Sequoia National Park, California

While visiting this gem of a park is astounding year-round, there’s something insanely beautiful about seeing the contrast of the snow against the bright red sequoia barks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida

While you can certainly spend some time relaxing on the beach, there are miles and miles of trails to explore too.

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