Yellow Rock Valley Viewpoint Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paria, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

Was a nice hike up the canyon. My wife made it up slowly with 4stops. Nice views and yellow mountain was worth it. Carry lots of water. First week of June was 100degrees. Be careful on cottonwood road. Lots of blind curves and surprising amount of traffic.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great day/afternoon hike that offers an incredibly diverse view. We ended up doing this hike, per recommendation of a local, on our way out of page, AZ. Cottonwood canyon road is an easy dirt road that can take you close to the “head” of this trail. Note* there is know Trail sign that will let you know where to start. We parked at the junction of cotton wood canyon and the other dirt road/path that comes from the east. If you’ve driven up to hackleberry canyon trail, you can hike from there as well you just have to head south to get to the point where you hike up to yellow rock. If you can make your way to the base of the mountain (through river bed (maybe an inch of spotty water when we went in mid feb), you can kinda see a dirt-rock path that’s been carved out that heads straight up. It’s not scary (unless you’re afraid of heights) and this trail doesn’t have steep drop offs- id say its a fairly friendly trail. There is loose rock and dirt heading up/down from the creek bed so just be careful there, other than that it was easy and you really can’t miss yellow rock! It’s like exploring another planet. We did the trail in 2 hours, hiked up in less than 20/25 min and enjoyed our time on the rock. Saw some antelope and some mountain lion foot prints! Pretty cool!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Killer rise of about 500' over very rocky 45 degree incline to get up to the saddle. Beyond there, absolutely spectacular. We wandered around for hours. We parked at the junction of Cottonwood Road and Brigham Plains Road (430). We found two rock cairns just across Cottonwood Rd that indicated the start of the trail. Looking southwest, aim for an opening in the Cockscomb, and once you cross the river, the trail leads up this opening. Follow the cairns to the steep rocky rise. From the saddle, follow the occasionally cairned trail as best you can. Another 500' of elevation gain from the saddle to the top of the Yellow Rocks. 360 pano view.

hiking
6 months ago

10 months ago