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This was awesome! I started around 8:00am and only saw a few groups on the way back. I went probably about 2.5-2.75 miles into the canyon as I wasn't sure about where the end of the "trail" was. I checked my guide book eventually and realized I had already passed the "end" - considered where you see a another Creek intersect Willis Creek at about 2.2 miles. Such a cool slot canyon with varying wall heights. Wear hiking sandals. I just walked in the creek the whole way. Dogs would love it, too.

Nice, easy and very enjoyable hike!!

hiking
3 days ago

This should definitely be rated as difficult. I just tried it yesterday and much of the trail is washed out. It is very tricky to find the trail as it is not well marked and gets washed out in several places. Go slow and look up not down to make sure you stay following the trail rather than a runoff. Amazing geology and colors. No one on the trail at all when I took it. Definitely take the castle bridge loop to the east. Amazing views.

5 days ago

Easy for kids and beautiful. I didn’t love the dirt road to get there.

hiking
21 days ago

Fairly easy trail with good views of Zion National park and a small waterfall

First off, This hike should be listed as closed. The gate is locked and the road has been washed out between the gate and trailhead. There was a path around the gate off the main road so we had to find a way to get across the steep creek bed. We relied on other reviews and thought it sounded decent enough but it was very average at best (more like 2 1/2 stars). We are advanced hikers....It is' correctly classified as "hard" or difficult because of the trail conditions on last half of the hike. Most of the trail is not well maintained. It is very dangerous on parts. It is slippery with loose gravel and dirt where there is a drop off so if you start sliding, you could fall. We made it to the top. My GPS said it was 2 1/2 miles RT from the road. It took us around 2 1/2 hours because it was very slow going down. The view from the top is nice and it was hard to spot the "Ark.". We thought it looked more like a tug boat- It is a rock formation off to the east. Its also very hot so bring lots of water. Also I'd much recommend a walking stick(s) No cell service in the area so proceed at your own risk. I'd skip this hike and head to the fee based hike Kanaraville Falls in the area.

For the $8 entry fee into Kodachrome, this park might be one of the best value stops in the area! We started the long loop around noon on a very warm and sunny day; as we started out, my group had some regrets about not starting earlier because it is very exposed and very warm, but as indicated by the materials provided at the visitors' center...if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes! We experienced full sun, cloud cover, wind, rain, thunder/lightning during our 2.5 hour hike. Highly recommend sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water! The Cool Cave at the halfway point is a serene, crisp and cool reward for sweating out the first three miles. It's no Bryce Canyon, but this less-traveled trail would be great for all levels of physical fitness and families; plan on picking up a lot of red dust! Also, up the road there is an awesome and extremely well-tended laundromat and restrooms to clean up and regroup after your hike!

This is a must-see if you need a slot canyon fix or want to get off the beaten path! There is no cell service, so make sure you have driving directions, inform your people of your plans, and have checked the weather before you leave the highway. The road to the trail head is an adventure in and of itself; a couple creek crossings, some soft steep climbs, gravel/sand/mud the entire way. We started around 8 am, walked out 2.2 miles and then turned back, seeing only two other hiking parties during the 2 hours we spent on the trail. Incredible photo opportunities, beautiful icy cold water, and every slot is a little different than the one that came before. Easily done with families, I would recommend a water resistant shoe; some sucking mud and clay, and a couple of deeper spots to cross. Water was just a few inches in most places on the day of our visit.

Good hike, some steeper slopes but we did it with small children, holding hands at the steepest parts. Waterfall was not that impressive but the views from the mountainside were nice!

Difficult to navigate. Have to cross through private property and met a few dogs that weren’t happy to see me.

hiking
26 days ago

Easy trail suitable for families. Not as much shade as you might think, especially at midday. Wear your water shoes and enjoy!

Very fun hike my 8 yr old enjoyed every bit of it the drive is a 6 mile dirt road not a bad drive though fun slot canyon the slot canyon is relative short but fun ....

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. A nice short scenic hike.

Beautiful hike; very doable and fun - also with kids due to water element. Would wish it was clearer where the end of the trial is (maybe add some signage). Trip to parking lot with car was fine (first hill is steep and lots of ditches; but AWD did fine). Highly recommended as only a few come here and you are truly in the middle of beautiful nature. Be sure the wear shoes that can get wet and dirty (hiking shoes recommended).

hiking
1 month ago

Did this beautiful hike on a rainy day with our pup and ended up being the only ones! Gorgeous views and well worth it. The “falls” at the end was not much more than some running water that was waist level past a guardrail. Worth every minute of it!

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was easy and short. There's not a lot of difficulty in climbing, but it is on a cliffside so I would be careful bringing small children. There are a few benches on the way to sit and rest, take pictures, or have a snack.
At this time of the year, the actual waterfall was nice to look at, but pretty small- maybe because they are in a drought, even though it's been raining for 2 weeks. Some of the walkways on the cliffs were washed out, but we didn't have any problems getting over them.
Aside from this, the views on the way to the falls were spectacular. We had a pair of binoculars and enjoyed looking at objects nestled in the valley.
There are also restrooms at the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

amazing trail. we did it twice during our 4 days in Bryce. didn't see a single person on either hikes. some sections have loose rocks and soil so be careful. I ended up slipping and falling down the hill on the decent into the camp ground at the end of the hike so be careful. I liked it more than the fairytail loop. Somewhere in the middle you will see a rock balencing on a thin tendril of stone that seems to defy gravity. It amazed me more than anything I saw in Bryce canyon.

Clear weather on the way in...downpour on the way out. Parts were covered with rocks which made you be more cautious of your footing due to the downpour from the days before. A comfortable decline then a nice incline at the end. Not much of a “fall” to look at. Still a fun hike.

beautiful trail, lots of scrambling over rockfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow. This trail was amazing! We were the ONLY ones on the trail for our entire hike!! We hiked for two hours up the trail, then we hiked 2 hours back and took the river back. It was gorgeous. We stood under some waterfalls and it was refreshing on a hot day.

it was beautiful on the way in and flooding on the way out, but a little water couldn't dampen our day

We took the Rover and side by sides to the opening of the trail. Really pretty walk, mostly flat so any fitness level could enjoy it. Just take a look at the photos from this trail, such an incredible natural beauty.

on Cascade Falls

1 month ago

Nice easy well groomed trail. Fall was trickling because of seasonal low rainfall.
Stopped in to chat with the Visitor Center folks before heading out who gave me some great info on this and other trails. If you are squeamish about hiking on the edge you may not enjoy this so much.

3.2 mile well-signed dirt road takes you to the end parking lot. Restrooms available. Trail to the right is falls, there is also a trailhead for Virgin River Rim Trail popular with Mtn bikers. Falls trail has some shade but mostly exposed. Its a gradual down hill so remember you will be coming back up at return.

This summer there are still some beautiful flowers and a stand of Bristlecone Pines. Closer to the fall you might find some geodes.

nice short trail..

Easy, beautiful hike. My 4 yr and 7 yr old loved it. We all wore water shoes which was the perfect footwear for this hike in July. Passed several hikers in hiking boots and they were hot and envious of our cool wet feet. Take lots of water to drink. Saw a huge bear print in the mud just before the second slot canyon and a snake on the trail. The sandy hill climb at the beginning of road in was a piece of cake for our Jeep Wrangler. Hike is a must see.

My family really enjoyed this trail. Almost all roads in the Grand Staircase are dirt/sand. There is a hill you must drive up on the way in that is bit tricky. I recommend a 4x4 vehicle if possible. Once you get to the trail, it is very easy and beautiful. We went on a Monday and had the canyon to ourselves most of the time. We only passed a handful of hikers during our hike. We love the Narrows in Zion too, but Willis Creek was a lovely way to experience the beauty of a Slot canyon without all the crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful “easy” way to experience slot canyons. The water was about 4 inches deep when we went today. Perfectly fine for the hike. The less sure footed of the group appreciates walking sticks as the creek is muddy and you can’t see what you are stepping on.

Two tips:
- On the outbound trip, when you see the creek plunge down a hole, look right for a path that will take you down to that lower level. There’s also a path on the left — passable but a little trickier on the ledges.
- If you go beyond the end of the trail described here (keep going down past the confluence), there are amazing sheer high walls about 3 miles in.

Great views at TH. Arrive early, lot gets full.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike

Visited this location on June 28. The staff at the ranger station cautioned us about the road conditions. There’s one hill that’s a challenge. It’s very sandy and if you stop on this hill, all bets are off. However if you hit it with a little speed and keep your momentum, you’ll be fine. The hike into the canyon was easy and there was some breezes at times that really made for a pleasant trek. Not many people there so it was peaceful and quiet. You do have to cross or walk through the creek several times. It’s not an issue and most people can do it without getting their feet wet. Carry water with you. It’s not strenuous but it can get hot and you’ll get thirsty. I recommend the hike.

Loved it. The 6 mile dirt road wasn't as bad as mentioned. 2wd should do it. The sandy part is going uphill within the first mile or two so no chance of getting stuck. Just back it up and out and go explore Kodachrome.

Two small waterfalls. The first at the trailhead! Almost went to the "T" but was told there wasn't much to see after the 2nd deep slot canyon. Think that was about 1.6 miles in.

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