Explore the most popular trail running trails near Dammeron Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail is a blast! Well marked, lots of elevation change and pretty views, as well as many opportunities for scrambling and going off the path. Not too long but connects to many other great trails. Look out for the overlook (just off this trail) - provides stunning views and a fun little climb.

Remember to bring lots of water - there's very little coverage and there are strenuous bits.

Excellent view at the end.

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! In my case, I planned on it but ran out of time and would have been dragging by the time I got back.

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!

First mile is solid. A lot of the Trail is on sand, fits the name. The pools had water so good finish to the trail prior to heading back.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

Great views from the top!

hiking
4 months ago

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

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!

This was stunning!!! Cold but worth the off season timing. The pools had water in them and the trail was all but vacant. Fantastic hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely stunning!

4 months ago

Great trail. Lots of rocks and sand. Great views and very little traffic

mountain biking
4 months ago

This was our second time returning to the trail. We like this simple wide trail for mountain biking with our little boys (4,6,& 8). It’s a small incline trail which makes for a fun return. Most beautiful surroundings!

Lots of sand. Beautiful view!

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.

Super fun trail. Mostly rock and cliff trail - we followed the arrow markers and use them to motivate and power up the hiking energy for the kiddos.

Some great scenery! The trail was not particularly difficult (was mostly flat) but the dimension that I didn't expect that made it a little more tricky was that the actual trail was literally sand. Good hiking boots are helpful, as those of our friends with just running/tennis shoes ended up with a lot of sand in their shoes. We went in November and the weather was perfect with a little briskness in the air.

hiking
6 months ago

Really fun to walk and scramble on the petrified dunes. The trail traverses the trails and is not always smooth (which makes it fun but can be tricky for those who may be a little unsteady on their feet). The trail is a little tricky to follow in some parts but watch for the upright/skinny signs and the half bowling balls with arrows. Really fun place for photos! The overlook is worth the short extra effort.

hiking
7 months ago

It was easy and fun. Mostly had the area to ourselves...very peaceful.

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.

Great hike/ walk for all ages.

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.

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.

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