National Park Etiquette

The National Parks Service was created 100 years ago to protect the United States’ weird, wild wonders. But preservation isn’t the park rangers’ job alone…

The Hiker’s Code

Brush up on trail etiquette in time for hiking season

Whether you’re planning to hike in Utah’s national parks or just trekking up a local trail, keep in mind that only you can prevent forest fires. And erosion. And human poop on the side of the trail. Conserving Utah’s exceptional wildness is up to us, so follow (and preach) these few tips to keep things pristine.

Here are five basic points of park etiquette you can adopt to keep Utah’s (or any) national parks pristine for another 100 (million) years.

Reprinted from Utah.com article published on April 12, 2018