Archaeology Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Short, but steep. Starts across from the entrance to the visitor center parking lot. Climbs to the outlines of several prehistoric buildings. Trailside exhibits. The Archaeology Trail is a short trail that leads to exhibits of prehistoric buildings. There are some low angle views of surrounding mountains.

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5 days ago

Easy intro hike.. short hike but nice view at top. Did not see ruins at the top.

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice view for a short distance but didn't see or understand the ancient ruins that were apparently at the top. I wish there was more evidence or explanation as to what we were looking at.

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4 months ago

Very easy trail with a great view if you look down the canyon. I went at around sunset and the colors of the canyon were amazing.

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6 months ago

Short hike that goes past the parking area for the buses to the top of a small hill.

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7 months ago

Short trail with a nice view at the top. Just ended to fast. Only one on the trail. Love Zion

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7 months ago

We were the only ones, so that was a nice break from the other trails. This is very short and our 4&7 year old did well. Great picture opportunities.

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8 months ago

we didn’t see any dinosaurs

Short trail for a decent view.

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rocky
10 months ago

Very short hike, when you get to the top it has nice views.

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10 months ago

very short leisurely walk maybe if you are trying to kill some time or need a nice end to the day. wouldn't go out of my way to do this one. but it does give you a nice top view of the campgrounds and visitors center.

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Wed Jul 25 2018

Nice moderate mid level view. Nothing over the top stunning, except a few mule deer. Is a nice short hike to wind down a long day.

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Thu Jul 05 2018

Wouldn’t take the time to do. It was very hot. And the “ruins” at the top were a unkept information board and some black plastic tarp. The view at the top was the watchman campground and the visitor center parking lot.

Sun May 13 2018

Good little hike if you have small kids..

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Wed Aug 13 2014

If you're in the parking lot by the visitor's center it's worth taking the few minutes to climb this hill for the view. I wouldn't make a special trip though.

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Sun Apr 27 2014

Short but very steep up to some ruins. There are a few informational boards along the way. The top of this trail gives some amazing views of the park.

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