East Temple Saddle Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
The East Temple Saddle route is a backcountry extension turning the Canyon Overlook trail into a loop. One of the most popular hikes in Zion National Park is the Canyon Overlook Trail. This well designed and well protected trail allows even young children the chance to witness dizzying heights more common on the difficult trails in the park. From the Overlook, the East Temple sits to your right. It was named by John Wesley Powell and the summit resides 7110' above sea level. For those with a high degree of comfort on steep slickrock; the East Temple Saddle route is a backcountry extension turning the Canyon Overlook trail into a loop. Dropping down off the backside of the saddle, you wander along slickrock washes, skirting the headgate of Shelf Canyon before dropping into Upper Pine Creek. The route offers an adventure into the backcountry of Zion few will ever witness. P.S. Leave the children at home.