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20 days ago

Also known as the "Cowboy Pools" because of the shape of the rock formation. The hike can me more challenging and exciting (and 15 minutes shorter) by climbing up the steep ree rock edge of the vortex rather than going around to the backside.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I have done this hike a number of times. This hike offers a variety of beautiful scenery. From Lava rock formations to sandstone erosion formations. The end of the hike is very rewarding with the view. The hike itself is not to difficult and is a great option for younger children.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. Though it's a bit of a trek through sand (not my fave) to get to the good stuff, it's totally worth it.

on Hellhole Trail

1 month ago

named properly, worst hike I've done. you soend the entire time trying not to break your ankle, hopping rock to rock. only pretty views are at turn around point. the paw prints can make you nervous about moutain lion activity. will never do this again.

Great hike/ walk for all ages.

Great hike for families! We love Snow Canyon!

trail running
1 month ago

Holy cow. 108° with 10% humidity.
That made it pretty tough to run much. But, the trail is very technical. Almost all of it is either boulder strewn or soft sand. The footing really stands in contrast to everything around you. Ultimately, the view is worth every bit of effort. Shocking 360° view at the 'camp' in the loop at the end of the trail.

The trailhead was along the side of a neighborhood road with minimal parking but with few hikers on the trail it was sufficient. Start this hike early to beat the heat. The shady morning was a little cool so plan accordingly. We didn't think this trail was hard at all. Maybe could be rated somewhere between easy to moderate. The hardest part of the hike was hiking in the sandy, gravelly riverbed. There were some areas of climbing over boulders in the riverbed and also near the tail end of the hike. The views of the massive vertical cliff faces were amazing. Reminded us of hiking the narrows in Zion without hiking through water. There wasn't any running water on the trail but rather a few collection basins of water in the riverbed that had some tadpoles in them. The water was clear and could possibly be filtered if your absolutely needed a refill. The wild flowers were pretty and the views of the cliff faces, rocky outcroppings, and the valley below were amazing especially when the sun started to light them up. Awesome hike nothing like the trail name, hellhole. Great place to get away from the crowds on the trail. Enjoy.

hiking
2 months ago

The only uphill on this "hike" is the first mile, which seems to be an old road filled with rocks. Then it's flat until the overlook. Great views.

it's an amazing hike and worth it when you get to the top. just watch out for the bees. There were about 4 sets of hives on the ground to watch out for.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This hike provides some amazing views from start to finish. With the Santa Clara Mountains in the distance, Red Mountain, and the walls of Kayenta Canyon surrounding you, photo ops abound. We started on the trail above the wash, which eventually dropped down into it. Temps were in the high 80's with no running water. There are some shaded areas as we continued up the wash, made up of dirt, sand, rocks, and boulders. Some scrambling over the larger boulders was required but, even so, I would rate this hike as moderate, not hard. The hike ends deep in the canyon with the beautiful red walls shooting straight up from the ground in front of you. There are huge boulders and large flat topped rocks filling the wash floor there which makes for a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery before heading back. Our total time was about 3 hours but we stopped for lots of photos. I highly recommend this fantastic hike with beautiful views! Not at all a Hellhole!

hiking
2 months ago