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 good for all skill levels. 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.

23 hours 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!

1 month ago

Lots of sand. Beautiful view!

hiking
1 month 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
4 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.

6 months ago

Great hike for families! We love Snow Canyon!

trail running
6 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
7 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.

7 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.

8 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Southern Utah hiking is second to none.

10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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!

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