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short and easy, but so much to see!

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

hiking
7 days ago

The road to the trailhead is unpaved but our Mazda3 made it just fine. Bring cash for the permit ($6 per person and per dog). The start of the hike is through an exposed flat area, and then opens up to some beautiful slot canyons. In the first slot canyon there is drop of about 8 feet where you have to make an interesting climb down some questionably wedged branches. If you’re short you may need some help on the climb up. We saw a 12ish year old boy at the end with his parents, so kids can make the climb with help! This hike is definitely worth the drive and we’ll definitely be returning.

loves this trail!!! it is so unique! and cool!!! short and easy.

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

A great alternative to Buckskin Gulch! Neat petroglyphs where Wire Pass intersects with Buckskin Gulch. I went last February and the weather was absolutely perfect during the day but very chilly when the sun set, dress in layers. There was one spot that was a little tricky getting up and down, where the tree, is but it is definitely doable. For $6, its definitely a must do.

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

Hiked this in December with 4 kids, aged 9-13. Great hike enjoyed by all. Had to climb doing a section using a makeshift ladder (trees) that was a bit challenging. A kind couple showed us how to get down and the it wasn’t a problem. Another young couple helped us get the kids out afterwards as it was a little high for the youngest ones to lift their legs up. Amazing views that just got more amazing as it merged with Buckskin Gulch.

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

walking
25 days ago

So beautiful. Go at sunset for amazing colors reflected on to the canyon walls. There are a TON of tourists but if you move out to either side you can have some time to yourself. A must see in page.

hiking
29 days ago

We did this trail in Dec after a recent rain, so there were muddy puddles in several places along Buckskin Gulch. We were only able to go about a mile into Buckskin before having to turn around due to the puddles (without warm waterproof shoes in December, getting your feet wet would not be fun!). Aside from this limiting factor, the hike was amazing! Easy hike, clearly marked, narrow slot canyon makes for great pictures. Look for hieroglyph carvings in the sandstone right before entering Buckskin! They are very clearly seen at eye level. Great hike for all ability levels. As always with any slot canyon, watch the weather and don't enter any slot with a chance of rain that day.

hiking
1 month ago

It's a sandy incline up to the top, but there is a convenient gazebo along the way, if needed. Be careful when you arrive as there are no barriers on the rim of the overlook. However the views of the winding Colorado River 1000 ft. below are breathtaking!

Too many tourist.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery! Very short walk small hill at the beginning. Took less than an hour to walk there take pictures and walk back.

on Horseshoe Bend Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very short hike in. Visited in the off season, and went for the sunset. It was still very busy, so get there well in advance. Take a blanket so you can sit along the edge and hang out.

hiking
1 month ago

Oct 6 2018- we started at about 650 am. Parking was fine. It was a short easy hike with lots of other people. Beautiful scenery and views of horseshoe bend. We were done in a little under an hour, with time for lots of pictures.

fun short Trail. Make sure to follow the trail and not just the creek bed or you'll get off track. love the heart in the Rock at the end.

Easy hike especially on a cool fall day. Toadstool hoodoos are an a amazing sight. You get very close to them and you feel like you are on another planet. saw a lot of families with young kids. Also saw several dogs on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

nice walk with very cool canyons, it was a windy day when we went there, so lots of sand dusting, other than that it's really a cool place to hike.

Was beautiful one hard spot to get down and climb back up.

on Hanging Garden Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short walk. The garden is pretty but we also walked up the viewpoint along this trail which gave really nice views of the lake. No toliets at trail head. Was less than 10 people doing walk but was mid-November

on Wire Pass Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing walk with an awesome slot canyon and definitely worth it for $6 especially considering the price of other canyons nearby that you must do a tour to see and cost around $50 per person. Easy walk and pretty much flat the whole way (all trails gradient is abit wrong on this walk). Big car park which did get pretty busy around lunch. Toliets at trailhead but none along the walk. The road to get to wire pass trailhead is a gravel track and very bumpy so bare that in mind as does take abit longer to get there. Also do not go down the track if it’s been raining.

on Horseshoe Bend Trail

1 month ago

Short sandy walk over to horseshoe bend. Was very busy but a beautiful thing to see. Walk over from car park is about 10 minutes. Lots of parking and toilets at the trailhead. If you want to miss the crowds definitely head-over at sunrise/early morning. Also beware rumour is they are going to start charging $25 per person to go see horeshoe bend so get there fast before that happens

It was a pleasant hike. Parking is limited but easy to spot the entrance right off of the road. The hanging gardens aren't worth a detour.

Beautiful and easy hike. Definitely wear closed toe shoes as there are a lot of rocks on the trail. If possible, try to do the hike on a weekday. The parking is very limited. I hiked this trail on a Wednesday in September. Tons of hikers even though it was a week day. I tried again on Thanksgiving and got stuck in traffic trying to get to the parking lot. I could see a nearly continous line of hikers from 0.25 miles away from the entrance.

on Wire Pass Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice. The drive and the hiking were facilitated by it being pretty dry and uncrowded. I did not clamber down the funky log contraption at the infamous drop and instead took the bypass that heads up over the rocks to the right immediately before you enter the slot canyon. Getting back down into, and out of, the slot at the other side is not exactly easy, but it was a safer bet than the risk of falling 8 feet.

I went down to the confluence and turned right, but quickly encountered pools of water that I could not navigate without getting my feet wet. So, being a wuss and all, I went back the other way towards the "less interesting" section, which was completely dry. After a while, you emerge from the slot canyon into a very nice landscape of colorful towers and cliffs. The fencing provides a hint that you are not supposed to wander around over in that direction. I walked a couple of miles along the wash, and then turned back.

A shout-out to everyone who uses this trail, and/or the people who maintain it. I walked over 8 miles in various directions and never saw a single piece of trash anywhere.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Short hike to amazing views, we spent a couple hours here enjoying the scenery. Horseshoe Bend is a must see, but pretty busy spot.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Busy but worth it! Stay hydrated ok

walking
2 months 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.

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