Best Trails near Orderville, Utah

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on Sugar Knoll with Red Cave...
16 days ago

hiking

Worse trail I have ever hiked. No trail markers. Trail starts on a road that crosses running creek with no where to park. Must have a 4x4 ti cross the creek and find a parking spot that will not block anyone. All Trail's designed trail is routed through a very narrow and deep ravine which is blocked by dead tress and live vegetation requiring scrambling off the marked route through steep sandy slopes and vegetation. I ended with many cuts on my legs!
I do NOT recommend this trail to anyone, especially not to beginner hikers.

on Red Hollow Trail
29 days ago

hiking

Nice short slot canyon for beginners. We took an all ages party of 20 and had a great time. We had a tough time with a spot at the beginning. Maybe it has become worse after a flash flood the other day.

Eventually we were able to get all but my mother with knee and hip issues up the problem spot and go the rest of the way to the rope climb section which we turned around at. Someone needs to come in with a big pry bar to knock the Boulder down that is causing the issue.

We went about 10 am and it was not hot till we got out of the canyon and had to make the hot half mile to our cars.

Very worth it. We were all alone on the trail and that made it really fun. If it was busy it might be a chore.

on Red Hollow Trail
29 days ago

hiking

Nice short slot canyon for beginners. We took an all ages party of 20 and had a great time. We had a tough time with a spot at the beginning. Maybe it has become worse after a flash flood the other day. Eventually we were able to get all but my mother with knee and hip issues up the problem spot and go the rest of the way to the rope climb section which we turned around at. Someone needs to come in with a big pry bar to knock the Boulder down that is causing the issue.

on Red Hollow Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great directions by Lynn except that you turn at the elementary school not the high school. Took a crew from 3 years to 70 through with no real problems. A few scrambling spots where a 20-foot length of rope helps but there are few straps hanging there as well.

on Red Hollow Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Walking in the dry river bed through soft sand was challanging especially with the summer heat and sun blazing on us and the wind blowing the sand into our eyes. We didn't quite make it to the end of the trail where the red hollows were. Looking at the pictures here I kinda wish we would have trucked a bit father.
Hint: stay on the river bed, don't take the trails that lead off to the right, you'll burn up your energy before you get to the good stuff

on East Mesa Trail
1 month ago

hiking

If you are willing to pay for the shuttle to take you to the East Mesa trailhead, I highly recommend this route to Observation Point over hiking up from the valley floor. The opportunity to see Ponderosa Pines, wildflowers, Echo and Mystery Canyon make this a very enjoyable and scenic route. Add that few people take this route make this an excellent choice.

on Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-Bo...
4 months ago

hiking

Canyon was very nice!
I wouldn't call this "trail" Easy thought. More like Moderate +
It's basically a deep sand road used by trucks and ATVs, although we saw none. Once down to the dry creek its much better, but hiking in sand to get there and back uphill is a bit tough.
I'll post maps cause there are several sand roads so a map should help

on Sugar Knoll with Red Cave...
8 months ago

hiking

Excellent, don't tell anyone. Other reviewers maps are good. May need water type shoes for a couple of puddles. Lots of fossils. It on private land. Practice mindfulness.

on East Rim Trail from Big Bend
10 months ago

hiking

Great hiking with no one around. Nice serenity

on East Rim Trail from Big Bend
10 months ago

Great hike and very hot. Nobody in the trail but us.

on Orderville Canyon
1 year ago

hiking

Great place to use your newly learned canyoneering skills. had most of the canyon to ourselves. the closer you get to the Narrows the more people. Had to do a little swimming. We also used the rope and harness three or four times. Amazing views!

on Red Hollow Trail
1 year ago

hiking

Orderville is not known for labeling its streets so here's a tip on finding the trail head. Coming north on hwy 89 you'll make a right on road 100E...which isn't marked but is the same road as the high school and cemetery. Follow to the T and make a left...the road will curve right. Follow just a few hundred feet and at the next curve is where you can park OR if you have a 4x4 (something that can handle some deep sand) then continue on the sandy, unpaved road toward the water tower and park there. Hike the trail down and turn left...continue straight up the big wash (to the left) toward the red cliffs. Trail will dead end at the slots.

It's actually a very short hike and easily managed by anyone in decent health (obviously slightly longer if you need to park on the road by the new houses). It was spring break when we hiked it so we came across a few groups with kids who managed to scramble up the 3-4 boulders in the slots without issue. Great photo ops and a nice warm-up hike. On a side note, there's a nice German Bakery less than a mile up the road that serves lunch and great pastries...always a great treat after hike.

on Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-Bo...
1 year ago

hiking

We weren't able to find this canyon the first time around, but it was still a fun 4 wheeler trip. We came back a few months later and were able to locate it and have a great hike with the kids. If you can get to this canyon, it's a definite favorite.

on Orderville Canyon
2 years ago

Excellent canyoneering trail for beginner climbers. It has great views through the slot canyon and some fun technical spots to use a rope and harness. Also a couple spots to jump into some deeper pools. Dumps into the end of the narrows so you still get to experience that trail without the hours of tripping over river rocks and much less people to deal with. I'd def do this trail again.

on East Rim Trail from Big B...
2 years ago

camping

I hated to see this hike end! I lit out from the East Entrance at 11:30 am and hiked the gradual climb up to Stave Spring in 3 hours. The trail is well maintained but soft sand made for slower traveling. The spring was dry but the rangers had warned me so I was carrying two days worth of water. From the spring I hiked the 4.5 miles out to Deer Trap Mt overlook. Spectacular views of Angels Landing. I returned to the junction of Cable Top Mt trail and pitched camp nearby. It was a clear cold night that provided for awesome star gazing. Cold enough to freeze my water overnight. I spent the better part of the night listening to coyotes. The next morning I broke camp and began the short (4.3 mile) but steep (2400 ft) decent to Weeping Rock. The scenery was killer. Didn't see a soul till I got down by Weeping Rock. I took the park bus back to the visitor center where I found out that I needed a reservation to get on a shuttle back to the East Entrance TH. I was told I would have to wait for the next morning. Hitch Hiking (not endorsing it) is legal in the park so I stuck out the thumb and had a ride in short order, it even came with a cold beer!! I truely hated to see this hike end it was so amazing.

on Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-Bo...
2 years ago

hiking

Loved this hike! There is a place where you have to climb some rocks to continue the path... we climbed them! It wasn't too hard (we were able to get a dog and up and down pretty easily) It is such a pretty, secluded place. We did about 2 miles worth of the hike, and hadn't even reached the end of it before turning back. It can easily turn into a full day hike! We took a lunch to eat after we got back which was a good idea. At the beginning of the path is a nice little spot to relax and eat (there is even a firepit) I am definitely going back!