BestHike.com has updated their site once again today, posting their #2 Best Hiking Region in the World as they continue their year end countdown. The South West United States claims this spot on the list with such iconic hiking areas as Bryce, Zion, The Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and many more falling into the area.
The four states that make up this region are Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. The region gains major points for it’s abundant canyons and gorges, although it’s also known for it’s arid desert areas and amazing rock formations as well. Best Hike notes that the best times to visit are from October through November, and then again March through May. The Summers can be quite hot, and deter a lot of hikers, but the cooler Fall and Spring weather can make the area a joy to hike in.
Best Hike’s favorite trek in the region is Paria Canyon which is well known for it’s slot canyons. There is no trail to speak of, as you simply walk through the canyon itself, which stretches 38 miles through parts of Arizona and Utah, providing several days of pure, unadulterated backpacking bliss.
Another great choice for the list, and North America has been well represented in the Top 5. Tomorrow we’ll find out the top region in the World. I’m not sure where it is, but I have my guesses. And if I’m right, it’s also in North America. But we’ll have to wait top unwrap that Christmas present on Christmas day.
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