Snow Canyon Overlook Trail

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Snow Canyon Overlook Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail itself is fairly droll with not much to look at. There's a lot of close trees, shrubs, and bushes close to the path, which is lower than most of the landscape for much of the trek. So there's not much of a view until the very end where the trail dumps out out at the northern most end of Snow Canyon State Park. That turnaround point offers arguably the best view of the park you could possibly ask for. For all you photographers out there, the trail is easily marked and followed, so if you're willing to hike in the dark then the shots you'll get at sunrise will be a just reward.

hiking
25 days ago

Excellent view at the end.

1 month ago

Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both!

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hikes in southern Utah and a great alternative if you want to skip the crowds at zion! BEAUTIFUL and a fairly easy hike that makes it enjoyable and not too hard!

hiking
2 months ago

I’ve done this hike several times in the past year, and I absolutely love it. I always bring my dog with me and he seems to love it more than I do. The trail is rocky, but not too steep. The top is absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is not that exciting but the ending view is breathtaking. Perfect trail to bring dogs and older children. Last year, we took our 5 and 8 year old boys. The well worn trail ends at the cliff but you can walk along the cliff to get different vantage points. It’s one of those unreal vistas that feel like you are standing in a painting. One of my favorites in Southern Utah for sure.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike, view is well worth it! Just make sure to wear some good shoes or hiking boots, the trail consists of some real rocky terrain

hiking
3 months ago

What a view! Very pretty hike. It is calm and peaceful hiking out to the point. There are small to medium sized rocks the 1st mile and a half. And it is pretty sandy right near the end to the point. Love the view. Would do it again and would love to trial run. Would be super hot in the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail to take your dogs, but make sure they are on a leash when on top of the Overlook.

4 months ago

Our group loved this hike! We did think it should be rated moderate though, because the large rocks in the first mile were difficult for a couple older people in our group. The incline is easy, but the actual pathway is often moderate. The view at the top is incredible!

5 months ago

Lots of sand. Beautiful view!

hiking
5 months ago

Did the hike in November on Thanksgiving weekend. The weather was perfect. Very few people. We were at the overlook area for about an hour and had it all to ourselves.
The boulders are ankle breakers. Kids did fine but my 74 year old mother needed quite a bit of help. Nonetheless it was totally worth it!
There is a fork in the trail that confused some in our group. Just stay left and you’ll be fine.

hiking
8 months ago

Snow Canyon is a stellar alternative to the crowds you'll find at Zion. Not quite the range that you'll find in the bigger Utah parks, but so very enjoyable nonetheless.

10 months ago

Great hike for families! We love Snow Canyon!

trail running
11 months ago

Holy cow. 108° with 10% humidity.
That made it pretty tough to run much. But, the trail is very technical. Almost all of it is either boulder strewn or soft sand. The footing really stands in contrast to everything around you. Ultimately, the view is worth every bit of effort. Shocking 360° view at the 'camp' in the loop at the end of the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

The only uphill on this "hike" is the first mile, which seems to be an old road filled with rocks. Then it's flat until the overlook. Great views.

11 months ago

it's an amazing hike and worth it when you get to the top. just watch out for the bees. There were about 4 sets of hives on the ground to watch out for.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great hike!

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

View is pretty awesome. The hike to the view is pretty boring though. Really easy hike because it is flat. Bring water!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Southern Utah hiking is second to none.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

loved it.. just what I need in a short hike with a amazing view!

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Beautiful hike with an ending that takes your breath away! Be prepared for snow and mud this time of year (February). My wife and I were taken back by the unspoiled nature, the wildlife, and the spectacular view at the end of this hike. We will absolutely come back and do this one again.

John
Springville, Utah

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

This is a great hike and the reward of the scenic view at the end is breath taking!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Boring hike on the way up, view at the end makes it worth it. If hiking in the winter be sure to bring a good jacket!

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

did this hike today for the first time. The hike up was meh, but the view at the end was spectacular!! Definitely would do it again,

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

nice

Monday, September 26, 2016

Pretty easy hike with spectacular views at the end

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wear good shoes on this one! Very rocky. Brought the dog, kids... they loved it!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great hike for younger children. Took my 12 year old daughter with me and she didn't stop once. The overlook is breathtaking at the end! We'd go again!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beautiful overlook. Rocky at first sandy at the end but worth it.

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