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Orderville Canyon to Temple of Sinawava

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Zion National Park

Orderville Canyon to Temple of Sinawava is a 11.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Mount Carmel Junction, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from June until October.

Length 11.7 mi Elevation gain 1,673 ft Route type Point to Point

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Via ferrata

River

Muddy

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

Off trail

Fee

No dogs

Description
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This is a permitted semi-technical hiking/canyoneering route through Orderville Canyon. Do not attempt this hike without a Zion wilderness permit.

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Reviews (16)
Photos (853)
Recordings (13)
Completed (34)
Rick Cracraft
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Marie Macfarlane
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Hiking

Beautiful hike.

Seth O.
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Completed for my second time. I think we tracked about 13+ miles. Cold, cold, cold in the morning and for most of the hike during this time of year. Had gloves, neoprene socks, light wool socks, rain jacket with two layers, and some NRS splash pants. You don't hit water until about 6 miles in. Stayed nice, dry, and fairly warm even though I looked like a snowboarder. Used two trekking poles for the river rocks in the narrows. Navigating those river rocks is a challenge and sure to test your patience so get ready. I would recommend wearing polarized sunglasses not for the sun, but for seeing the boulders under water, making for easier navigating. Amazing and breathtaking hike!

Oliver Miller
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First few miles are super boring because it’s a dirt road through sage brush but once you pass the sign in sheet area it slowly gets better! About 6 miles in is when it gets amazing! From there it’s nothing but awesomeness all the way to the junction where it meets the narrows! The narrows are cool but there too busy and lots of ankle breaker rocks that make it a slow go! FYI the gps kept losing me so the mileage is off! We ended up probably 13ish miles by the time we got to the shuttle area

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Sarah Crawford
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Hiking

I’m 5’2” and at some points, the water was waist deep. Not a difficult hike in terms of obstacles or distance. It’s all flat or downhill and the water didn’t have strong currents till we reached the narrows. This is not a great hike for wearing sandals. Wear covered shoes!

Jason Money
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Hiking

The first section of the hike is a little mundane walking through a wash. Once you start getting to the water, the cascading waterfalls and obstacles are what makes this hike worth it. I did harness up our group at one of the falls, but if you have people that can hold their weight using a hand line, you could get away with that. You'll definitely notice when you are getting close to the narrows as the droves of people start heading up Orderville canyon. The walk out in the Narrows is always scenic, but be prepared to encounter the masses

David Dilworth
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Hiking

This is a good trail for an introduction to canyoneering. The hike in is not very interesting. None of the obstacles required technical skills. A short rope and hand over hand is all that is required. The canyon is spring fed and not very cold. Hiking out via the Narrows was exhausting after the long hike just to get there. The strong current, large rocks and multiple river crossings require lots of effort. Overall a good hike but not spectacular.

Thal Wright
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A few little rappels and some pools to paddle through. It's great until the confluence....then the mass crowds in the Narrows.

Tom Crowley
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Isaac Christensen
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Paul Duffy
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Jeff Tarrant
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Wes Tribble
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Tom Johnson
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Tom Johnson
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McKennah Cannon
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