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Yant Flats to Candy Cliffs and Yellow Top

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Dixie National Forest

Yant Flats to Candy Cliffs and Yellow Top is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 800 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Off trail

No shade

Description
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This area is all about patterns and color. If you're afraid of heights this might be difficult because you are exploring cliffs and you have to climb and descend steep sections sometimes. It's not technical climbing though.

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Reviews (60)
Photos (164)
Recordings (49)
Completed (121)
Alicia Gregoire
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Hiking

Fun hike, mix of terrain. Love the colorful rocks at the end. Parts of the trail are all sand. Trail isn’t marked and we would have been lost without the app.

David Platt
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HikingBugsNo shade

How many times can your jaw drop on one hike?! This trail was phenomenal -- so many unique rock formations with swirls and bursts of color, plus plenty of rock scrambles to provide fun challenges but not too difficult to overexhaust you, plus an actually interesting wash and some boulder hopping. 2 suggestions if you're doing this hike: (1) skip the first loop on the Alltrails route. It's an extremely difficult to follow bushwhacking excursion with a mediocre view at the end compared to the rest of the trail. (2) replace that loop with the spur @ around 1.2 miles (you can see it in the Alltrails map and there are cairns). The spur offers more fun exploring a different set of unique formations, plus I found it more immersive since you couldn't see the highway/city Important to note trailhead access is along a dirt road. Most cars should be fine approaching from the East, but the approach from the West is rough and should only be attempted in a high-clearance 4WD (even then I still preferred the eastern approach)

Milo Feller
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HikingRocky

Amazeballs.

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Mark DeNitto
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Hiking

A little boring but the end is worth it!! Beautiful! The trail is pretty easy except for about a half mile or less of soft sand. The last part of the trail isn’t well marked, thank goodness for “Alltrails”. One of the best we’ve done.

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Heather Burton
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes! Not crowded at all and awesome views and fun optional scrambling at the end.

Allen Bass
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HikingRockyScramble

this was an unbelievably beautiful hike! the hike to Yant Flats is short and straightforward. After I got there I climbed down to the red peak. The colors were crazy! Then I just stayed on the ridge and hiked out to the little fingers poking out until I got to the Cand Cliffs. That place is GORGEOUS! I then just followed game trails until I found the Yant trail again. Super fun hike!!

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Benson Alder
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Hiking

Easy hike, candy cliffs are pretty amazing. Trail is not real easy to follow but life has been said previously all roads lead to the cliffs.

Jeremy Gorenstein
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Rocky

fun and easy hike though some interesting rock "waves". the trail is easy to loose but all roads lead to the Candy Land Cliffs. just check in on the GPS periodically.

Ashley Burton
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HikingMuddy

Very beautiful once you get there. Road had some very scary muddy spots on Dec 9th- be careful! Don’t take a sedan like I did. Not well marked, but google maps took us right to the trailhead. Follow the muddy/sandy path for 30-40 minutes and then when you get to rocks follow the cairns.

Nonyo Biznasz
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Hiking

Nov 30. Didn’t get to hike the trail (gave 5 stars anyways) because the road on the way up started to get snowy after a few miles and my non-4x4 van was sliding a bit even with winter non studded tires. Didn’t feel safe with the drop offs :( would have been fine in a subie or 4wd I think. At least it wasn’t full of potholes. Pretty smooth.

Mike Oriente
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Hiking

Easy, beautiful and interesting. A couple of senior groups and families on the flats.

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Carletta Carter
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes with an incredible view. You will most likely be enjoying the views by yourself. Quiet, peaceful, you can climb, eat lunch, explore EVERYWHERE. Dog and kid friendly. Great place for photography.

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Joan Fabiano
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Nine miles of a narrow twisting gravel road with blind spots, steep drop offs and spectacular views brings you to the trailhead The trail is nice, a little sandy in parts but it really gets spectacular once you arrive at the flats and start exploring the Candy Cliffs Bring a compass and know how to use it to help you find your way back as there are no trail signs and it would be easy to lose your way especially as you are distracted by the gorgeous scenery Follow our adventures on Facebook, Twitter and our new YouTube Channel at “Apackof2 for the Road (Rd)

Eric Rosenthal
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Hiking

Oh my gosh. Considering how uncrowded this was, I feel like it is some kind of hidden secret. If you follow the instructions here, you will walk through a forest, on a sometimes sandy trail, and then come to a point where you have access to a massive landscape of spectacular sandstone formations. You can scramble around to your heart's content. The only thing you have to worry about is making sure that you remember how to get back up to the trail where you came down, which you can do with the app, or just by remembering where you came down. There are cairns scattered around, but they are unnecessary and useless. This might not be a great hike when it is hot, though. Getting to the trailhead does involve 10 miles on a gravel road easily passable by a passenger car, but very narrow and/or steep in places, with lots of blind curves. You will need go slow. The scenery from the road is fantastic as well, especially coming down.

Mark Nebeker
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. There are sections that are very sandy, more so as you get closer to the candy cliffs. The overlook at the cliffs is great and you can explore them as much as you want.

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Chuck Norris
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble
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Marie Dietrich
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HikingNo shadeOff trail

You won’t see a trail once you reach the rock section but you’re free to roam. It’s just not too easy to navigate back. I went for sunrise and it was beautiful, I had the whole area to myself. Hike wasn’t difficult, you just need to be comfortable with descending on steep rocks.

Robin A
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

After hiking Zion, we would say that this was our favourite. Gravel roads once you leave the highway were rough on our rental sedan and there are no guard rails despite steep drop offs. Trail head is easy to recognize by two parking lots. Approximately 1.5km on sandy, easy walking trail to the large rock formations/ cliffs. We travelled in both directions from the top and did not venture far into the canyon. It would be a very steep climb back up. We were glad to start early in the day to avoid the heat. Saw a Great Basin Rattlesnake, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, lizards, jackrabbits and amazing desert plants.

Charles Warren III
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

Stopped at the huge Rock formation and did not see a need to continue further. Not for individuals afraid of hights. Note the official route is not the only path. I counted at least one other trail and we ended up making our own to the Rocky overlook.

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