A sampling of National Recreation Trails in the news or recently designated. The NRT program showcases the diversity of trails across America, from our cities and suburbs to the deserts, waterways, and high mountains.
Every kind of trail activity is represented among the designated NRTs. Besides hiking and bicycling, the system includes water trails, motorized routes, snow tracks, greenways, and equestrian paths.
Search all of Utah's designated National Recreation Trails in the Online NRT Database
Great views from the Fisher Towers Trail
Fisher Towers Trail: Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, this 2.2-mile backcountry trail provides access to one of the most unique geological hikes in North America and allows Moab visitors to hike among the world-renowned towers of the Colorado Plateau (designated 2007).
Gooseberry Mesa Trail: This 13.5-mile backcountry loop trail was dedicated as the Bureau of Land Management's first official mountain bike trail in Washington County and is now known as one of the State's supreme riding opportunities, offering a 360-degree view of spectacular landmarks such as Zion National Park and Smithsonian Butte.
Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail: This 28-mile rail-trail and bikeway traverses areas rich in cultural history, such as the Wasatch Mountains near Park City and the wetland meadows in Silver Creek Canyon, providing not only recreational opportunities for local residents, but alternative transportation options as well.
Wetland Wonders Walk: Located in Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, this 0.5-mile accessible trail is a nature lover's paradise, hosting a wealth of wildlife including snowy egret, marsh wren, and long-tailed weasels (designated 2007).
Winter on the Historic Union Pacific