Best Easy Day Hikes the Four Corners offers day hikes and is encouraged for visitors, locals looking for fun challenges, and families wanting to hike together. Every hike includes prominent landmarks, GPS coordinates and waypoints, detailed hike descriptions and maps, and easy-to-find trailhead directions, along with excellent full-color photos portraying the amazing scenery that makes up the Four Corners. This guide includes everything from serene high plains desert hikes in New Mexico and Arizona to trails that take hikers back through time as they reach the ancient ruins in the Utah canyons.
Look inside to find:
• Mile-by-mile directional cues
• Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons
• Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds
JD Tanner and Emily Ressler are originally from the Midwest, but they have spent much of their “adulthood” traveling across the United States. Their educational backgrounds are in outdoor recreation and education and they have 20 years of combined outdoor education experience.
Before writing for FalconGuides, they spent three years promoting responsible outdoor recreation as part of the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program. This unique opportunity gave them the opportunity to visit 48 states and work with a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. Logging over 600 nights in a tent during that time, they visited almost 50 National Parks as they climbed, hiked, biked and paddled throughout the US.
Their shared interest in wild places and their commitment to environmental education has provided them with the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. When the two are not off teaching a course, you might find them searching for state highpoints, planning their next big adventure, hitting the trail for FalconGuides, or hanging out with their two favorite canines, Arnie and Aspen. They reside in Sparta, Illinois.