East Rim Trail Southern Trailhead is a 20.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The East Rim Trail (just like the West Rim trail) has some of the most spectacular views that anyone could hope to see. There are beautiful canyons, mesas, trees and flowers. You will not want to spend a lot of time looking at your feet during this hike.
Didn't get to hike the entire trail, but several miles in and back was very secluded. Nice break from the crowds.
This is the fourth day of hiking and is by far the most difficult, It's a long hike from Camp 9 to the wilderness on the East Rim Trail.
Hiked only the portion of this trail to get up to the drop-in to Echo Canyon a technical slot canyon that requires a permit. Next time would like to see much more of the trail.