Deertrap Mountain Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Deertrap Mountain Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orderville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Deertrap Mountain is another fairly remote viewpoint that requires many miles of hiking, but its beauty is well worth the effort for a strong hiker. You can see everything from this mountain: the majestic White Cliffs surrounding the main canyon, Angels Landing and the Zion Lodge far below, and even Springdale in the distance to the south. Not too many people venture up here because it is just a little too strenuous for your average day hike, so it is a great spot for solitude.

hiking
2 months ago

Of the many trails that I have hiked in Zions east rim, this nu far is three most beautiful and majestic of them all. Except for the length perhaps this trail is technically easy with no climbing. That's not to say that the views to the north, to the south, and into Zion s Canyon are not breathtaking - they are! This may be my favorite hike ever. As stated in previous recordings the actual trail deviates from what is shown on the map but is easy to follow. I ran in to Senegal groups during the hike, but it was a mostly overcast day so the temperature was great for an August day. You won't want to miss this one.

5 months ago

6 months ago

So the actual trail does not reflect what shows up on GPS. So, don't trust your phone, apps, or GPS. Trust the trail and trail signs and you'll be fine. Great view at the end, but the hike itself is not the most scenic.