Shelf Canyon Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#53 of 82 trails in

Shelf Canyon Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until November.

0.7 miles
259 feet
Out & Back



off trail

no dogs

1 day ago

Awesome hike with virtually no other people. There is some rock scrambling, slick rock, and sandy portions, but you are greeted with a slot canyon at the end which is the best part of the hike. If you want a hike all to yourself in Zion, do this one!

3 months ago

Fun trip for the whole family. We have 5 kids ranging from 3 to 10 years of age and they have a wonderful time in this canyon. For sure as good as it gets for little kids! You have to scramble down to the bottom of the canyon from the road above. However once you've scrambled down it's a fun somewhat challenging hike for the kids with a few rock scrambles. At the very back the canyons is narrow with shelve like layers on the west wall.

6 months ago

This is an unmarked trail, but a great little hike that is off the beaten path of where everyone else is.

4 months ago