Gifford Canyon Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#21 of 87 trails in

Gifford Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

either we r nuts or?? couldn't go under bridge down without real climbing gear. tried 2 ways upstream ran into too much water, gross water, and rocks and trees up another slot so I gave no idea where this goes and based on the other tracks, no one does. it starts right at the east end of tunnel by the bathroom. we only got 1/4 before problems. maybe it needs to be dry.

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5 months ago

Wow, what a great hike! We saw NO ONE the entire hike. Very difficult to find the trail head - had to ask the ranger manning the tunnel booth. Several fun obstacles along the way. If you want to avoid the crowds and hike up an off the path canyon with some beautiful scenery, this is a good one.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Great hike with the kids... Water had washed through the narrow canyon sometime within 24 hours of our arrival. There was still a lot of water and tons of quicksand. Kids loved it. Ran into a heard of horned sheep. Really fun hike.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Hidden jewel in Zion's. Great slot cannon among regular views.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Started this hike from the bottom of the canyon. Absolutely stunning. My favorite trail in my favorite park. You can make it as difficult or easy as you want. Definitely recommend for a stop.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Off the beaten path, Gifford Canyon offers a serene stroll through a diverse ecosystem of water, rock and hanging gardens. Gifford Canyon is also the access point for all of the mid and main canyon range peaks including Bridge Mountain.

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Hiked it again last week and it is still beautiful in the Winter as it is in the Spring. I can't wait to go again and look forward to next fall to take that opportunity to see the brilliant colors. Wonderful place to take kids exploring.

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