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This was an amazing hike with a brilliant tour guide named Shane. So glad we did this adventure. The canyon was gorgeous and we had a small group.

This was a nice hike. Nothing really technical about it other than a few river crossings. The water was low for us and never got above our chins. The trail is hard to follow at times, but you can’t get lost. There is always a wall on either side. We actually found that if you start walking toward one wall or the other you may cross about 5 trails. At the turn around point we decided to climb one of the cliffs for a nice view. We also did some side trips up a couple of the washes that were really neat. Overall, we logged 7 miles. Easy hike even for a beginner, just be prepared to get your feet wet.

Really neat trail. The first half is very easy, but the last half to the river gets tough. The trail is not that bad if you can find the best rout, but that is not easy. On our way to the river, we ended up on the wrong side at one point and my brother performed “a committed fail” into the water 8’ below the wall we were on. I managed to get across by climbing the rock higher to get a foot hold. Be sure to wear good shoes and really look for the best routs; most of the time you are not in the bottom of the wash, but on the ledges.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a heavily advertised, short hike right off of Hwy 89, so you are going to have lots of company. It's a short hike to some interesting stuff. You can wander around quite a bit in various directions, which I am sure is an ecological disaster, but that ship has sailed, so to speak. The hoodoos at Wahweap are more interesting, but you have to walk 4.5 miles to get to those, so this is a lot more accessible.

hiking
6 days ago

Busy but worth it! Stay hydrated ok

walking
10 days ago

Nice to see! We made this a pit stop on our drive from Flagstaff to Zion. We had a 10:30 am antelope canyon tour so stopped by here before. It was cool to see but not the best lighting yet at 8:30 in the morning. It’s a quick pit stop. Spent about 35 min here. Came back after our tour finished at noon because we weren’t in a hurry to get to Zion. Lighting was much better. Would recommend to see if you’re in the area. Not something I would go out of my way for though.

Crowded but worth it.

Bring more water than you anticipate needing. This is a strenuous hike that has long portions of “stair-master” type climbs.. views are incredible once you reach the top!

I hiked here back in March and it's one of my favorite trails of the year. I recommend not going solo especially if you aren't experienced. There's a few drops, but it's very fun to navigate as you go along. The river at the end is the best reward.

Go for sunrise! View is amazing, tourists are not.

Fun stop at sunrise. Trail is sandy and descends to the viewpoint and is great to fly down. Canyon rim will be filled with photographers, but plenty of room to wander. Fairly flat areas to just run free and explore on the red rock await at the end of trail.

walking
19 days ago

Showed up for sunrise. No disappointment here. If in the area definitely worth the stop!

The views and surrounding areas of the toadstools was well worth the hike.

20 days ago

Great hike! Permits are no longer available, and it can only be done with a tour guide. That being said, the company that does the tour (Waterhole Canyon Experience) are very nice people and is a good price ($48 as of this writing).

It’s not well known (yet), so my tour group had only 3 people in it, making it very easy to enjoy and take photos. Most people are going to Antelope Canyon.

Loved this trail!

Although this area doesn’t have a specific feature like the ‘Wave’ it just may be an overall higher scenic destination. The Butte formations are extensive and the area to explore would take days to see it all, if that is even possible. The area had a lot of weather the week we went and the water features reflecting the spires were amazing. We met a guide who was in the area with another couple and he said he hadn’t seen that amount of water in the area for a number of years. The water did make the roads in challenging to maneuver around. The other great thing about this area is that the lottery is held each day after the ‘Wave’ lottery but has a minimal amount of folks staying for it which gives those who stay a much greater chance of picking up a permit. I highly recommend hiking this area.

hiking
22 days ago

There are very few times in my life that I have seen something that has given me goosebumps the first time I laid eyes on it ... Horseshoe Bend was one of them.

Maybe it was because of how dark it was (we arrived for sunrise) or because of the vastness of the canyon and how perfectly shaped the horseshoe was, but its pure and utter natural beauty almost brought tears to my eyes.

We got up around 5 am on 10/16 after camping about a mile or two down the road from the Wahweap Overlook. After packing up our tent and heading to the trailhead, we arrived at the parking lot around 5:45 am. This was just in time to snag a perfect spot on the rocks overlooking the bend, only having to share it with one other photographer. In total, we probably shared the view with 15 other people, but I'll take that every day over the swarm of tourists that congregated at the parking lot at noon the day prior.

The "hike" itself is just a short walk up and down a small hill. It was 100 percent worthwhile to get up early to catch the majesty of this scenic viewpoint at its most perfect hour. I don't doubt that sunset here is also impeccable, but I'd rather do without the crowds.

If you are in the area, you have to do this! But I wouldn't make a huge detour for it. It's mostly just a place to take a picture (which you've seen thousands of times) with many...many tourists

hiking
26 days ago

Had an amazing time exploring road was tough but we made it with 4X4.

great views, but extremely busy. We went early and were able to beat the crowds a bit. I'd recommend going at sunrise instead of sunset to avoid glares in photos.

This was a mostly level hike up a stream bed. There was only a small stream in October, but without waterproof hiking shoes, feet would still have been wet! Great, rewarding and relaxing hike; lots of slot canyons, two waterfalls, and wonderful fall foliage.

This my was dogs first hike! She loved it! She was climbing up the rocks and had the biggest smile on her face with her tongue out :) It was beautiful to watch the sunset. Super easy, but climbing the higher parts was fun!

The toadstool hoodoos are unreal. If you travel along highway 89 and pass by the place with an hour to spare, try to go to see this nature wonder. I went there in early PM in mid October. It was not hot, rather it was a bit cold.

hiking
1 month ago

Holy crap this hike was awesome! The lottery system keeps crowds down to 20 people per day, which you really appreciate when you arrive.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the river going up and an even better view when you can see to the other side once you reach the top. A bit like horseshoe bend but without the crouds. No shelter available along the route.

hiking
1 month ago

Such an awesome trail! Cairns are going to be your best friend on this trail, they mark when to switch sides and levels throughout the canyon. Definitely be ready to get a little muddy. Incredible sights around every corner. The best parts, in my opinion, are after the 30 ft drop. There are anchors if you want to repel down...but it is doable to get down without ropes.

Très impressionnant comme point de vue. Pas besoin de beaucoup de temps, se fait très bien.

Amazing quiet trail. We passed 2 other hikers on the entire hike - and he views at the top are spectacular in all directions. It’s an easy trail to follow, reasonably steep with plenty of uneven ground to cover.

Very touristy but if you’re okay with that then it’s breath taking... I understand why it’s filled with tourist because it’s easy to access off a main road, easy hike for the whole family, and beautiful views!

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