Petroglyph Pools to Slot Canyon

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Petroglyph Pools to Slot Canyon is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

cave

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

scramble

historic site

no dogs

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

fun short hike. We scrambled down the rocks to the dry stream bed. path was a mix of sand, rock. after going under the bridge, we noticed the path up to our left and took it part of the way. the petroglyphs were on the left protected by the fence. We continued on looking for the keyhole to the slot but it was covered by rocks and broken trees. there was no water in the area on June 14.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

The “trail” was difficult to find. Once we did, the petroglyphs were awesome. After that, we went through a sticky mud lake up to our knees and still couldn’t find the trail to the slot canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Wish AllTrails would have mentioned that this trail is IN Zion National Park. Wasted time driving there to find that it was in the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommend. Lots of goats also if you climb high on the left on the way up rather than right - what the maps shows.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

somewhat hard to follow the trail but the views are beautiful and there's plenty of privacy.

Nice hike. Look for petroglyphs on left as you walk up the stream bed after emerging from the tunnel under the road. There’s a split rail fence protecting them. Keep hiking up the stream and take the high path on the right to find a keyhole entrance to the slot canyon. Beautiful icicles today (March 15). Ice on rocks underfoot, be careful.

hiking
muddy
scramble
4 months ago

This was an absolutely STUNNING trail. To start, the tunnel is beautiful and in the winter the sound of the cracking ice beneath your feet is a symphony. After passing through the tunnel follow the trail to the Petroglyphs and BEHOLD. The sheer age and beauty of the 7000 year old artwork really captures your mind and soul to existential peaks. Once you come back down to reality after a few deep breaths, get ready...Then scramble a tid-bit and hike up to the Slot Canyon and try to hold on to your spirit. It is very humbling how these rocks seem to coexist so peacefully, yet at the same time you can see the war they have been waging on each for billions of years grinding into each other with such slow and steady force and harmony. It really is a MUST!!! A TRUE HIDDEN GEM (Bring pasta salad to enjoy with someone and it makes it 100X better)

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
4 months ago

This trail is a bit of the beaten path. It begins in a small parking area off of the highway and curves under the tunnel. Quickly you will see some 7000 year old petroglyphs on the rock wall. In the winter you will see a frozen lake and waterfall. You can climb up and around the waterfall area on the right which will require a little bit of scrambling. It is well worth it though, if you continue you will see many pools of water that connect with a small stream (depending on the time of year). Follow the creek until you reach a hidden slot canyon and this is where the real fun begins. This is kind of a choose your own adventure at this point. Explore the slot canyon for as long as you feel comfortable and then turn back around. Truly spectacular in the winter with all the icicles, but be careful.

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