Hepworth and Roof Peaks Trail

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Hepworth and Roof Peaks Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, UT 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.

6.6 miles 2302 feet Loop

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A beautiful backcountry loop. This 6 mile class 3 scramble reaches the summit of two peaks in East Zion. Located behind the main Zion canyon skyline of The Watchman, G2 and Bridge Mountain; hidden behind the sandstone ridges of Gifford Canyon, is a no man's land of sandstone peaks.  Four beautiful peaks line up in a north to south direction.  Destination Peak, Gifford Peak, Hepworth Peak and Roof Peak. These, of course, are the unofficial names.  Like most peaks in Zion National Park, the peaks have a number or nickname that have filtered down from peak bagger reports over the years. A beautiful backcountry loop. This 6 mile class 3 scramble reaches the summit of both Hepworth and Roof peaks before dropping into Gifford Canyon. GPS track can be downloaded from Other Resources under "Trip Report".

4 years ago

At the end of the day, all I could think to say was "what a pleasure this backcountry route turned out to be".