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Steep as hell but very rewarding. Lake Blanche is breathtaking and there are two more lakes with a gorgeous backdrop within a few hundred yards. About half the trail is shaded, the water level of the lake is super low in the fall so you can walk around the whole thing pretty quickly.

Loved this trail it was so beautiful ♥️♥️

One of my favorite hikes, it really is an incredible view!! Trail is not closed, just the alcove is closed off currently (Sept 2018)

hiking
13 hours ago

It’s alright, as someone mentioned before it only gets you closer to view the arch. I think there is a trail that comes to the arch from the other side because we saw people walking around under it but it’s impossible to access it from this trail.

hiking
13 hours ago

Such beautiful sand and rock walls

hiking
14 hours ago

Amazing arches, definitely a must-see

hiking
14 hours ago

Awesome for sunrise pics! It does get quite crowded with photographers so make sure you get there early to get a good spot viewing the arch and canyon below.

hey was a nice beautiful hike today. This is definitely a hard level hike. Don't let anybody fool you thinking this is an intermediate hike you need to be in good shape and be ready to rock. Definitely bring good shoes as there is a lot of rocks and this Trail has a steady incline and will test your Fitness level.

This trail has a lot of shade, and although it gains a lot of altitude, the switchbacks are long and fairly gentle. There are some parts where you have to scramble up rocks, and it is a narrow trail. We started at 10am on a Tuesday morning, and it wasn’t very crowded. It took us until 1:15pm to make it to the first view of the Valley. We stopped there because we were in a bit of a time crunch. We didn’t make it back down until 3pm! The person who mentioned making it up in 40 minutes deserves a slow clap. My middle two have autism and hike slowly and need lots of breaks. They loved the trail but did feel like it was quite long. In general kids aren’t super pumped about hiking to an overlook, but if you’re trying to decided between this hike and Rattlesnake Gulch up Millcreek Canyon, I’d say Rattlesnake is better—shorter and better view, though it does feel steeper. P.S. The leaves are changing like crazy, but it’s in a dry, crispy sort of way. Still pretty though.

The bristle cone pines are amazing!!! Beautiful trees contrast against a stark landscape creating a wonderful journey. An easy walk/hike of 4 miles with a modest 500 ft of elevation gain on the way back. Very few people on the trail most walked to the first overlook for a photo, some went s far as spectra point but few traveled the 2 miles to rampart overlook. 25 campsites at the monument and plenty to do in the area. A great rest day on our Utah journey

Would be a 5-star trail if it wasn’t so overcrowded. Once up top you have to wait 5-10 minutes just to catch a glimpse of the canyon because of all the glamour and selfie photography. Really is breathtaking though. The hike up is long and hard . Don’t underestimate the hike down as it’s steep and never seems to stop!

walking
15 hours ago

Pleasant easy stroll. Path is easy enough for strollers and wheelchairs. The boardwalk is fun. So are the Pokestops and gyms ;)

The views are worth it but the path near the top is a little tricky with all those boulders to cross. I really enjoyed Bloods Lake. I would go again just for that area alone however the dog poop bags were very unpleasant to have to pick up. So disgusting! Please pick up after your pets. Do NOT leave the bags on the side to pick up later because you may forget and it pollutes the area and makes it unpleasant for hikers walking by when they are trying to enjoy the scenery. Thanks!

Under re-stabilization effort currently

Did this hike after having done Timp and Pfiefferhorn - THIS ONE IS MUCH HARDER. The slog up to the top is long and steep. Be prepared to get lost in the boulder fields (we had GPS and a map) and to be frightened by the exposure at the end. The views are incredible and I’m glad to
check it off my bucket list but I’m not sure I’d do this one again.

backpacking
18 hours ago

This trail was awesome. I came from SC and had no problem completing it. There isn't that much of a climb but it is pretty long.

I lost a blue Nalgene along the way. if someone finds it, DM on IG @ mroody12
Thanks!

hiking
19 hours ago

We started at the trail head up top by cell towers and hiked down to Mormon Flats. It was about 4 1/2 miles, nice gentle downhill hike. We left a car at the bottom. Beautiful hike with fall colors starting to come out. Fun that this was a Pony Express route, trail of the Donner Party, and the first Mormon Pioneers. It was a lovely hike!

hiking
19 hours ago

Fun hike but it sure does get more difficult at the end as you scramble up the rocks of the butte. But definitely worth the gorgeous view!

hiking
20 hours ago

Totally worth the extra leg work to get there. (Meaning permit and drive). Being a solo I lucked out and walked up to the Wilderness desk and got a permit for following day. I’ve got good luck!

The trail was what I’d consider moderate and only so bc of the trail navigation skills required. I found it to be beautiful and peaceful. It’s hard not to feel special connection with so few people out there.

The potholes were Fantastic! The morning was perfect weather and by noon when I finished- the sun hit the incline part of the trail. That’s was great motivation to finish that last mile quickly.

Great hike, moderate hike with spectacular views the entire way. Really beautiful view of the lake. Next time we will bring 2 cars and hike on Thru to Brighton.

hiking
21 hours ago

This is essentially a mountain bike trail. To hike it you make endless switchbacks continuously looking at the same scenery. Not much fun

backpacking
21 hours ago

Absolutely stunning world class Narrows. Definitely a long hike, and very hot! I did the hike in one day out and back solo, but I'd recommend making this a multi-day adventure so you can enjoy all the fun side canyons. Water sources are few and far between with the only two I found being at the Narrows (Usually always water), and the Water Tanks (which run dry sometimes). Also, cover up! The biting flies are HORRIBLE!!! The will fly fly up your pants if you give them a chance. I forgot to bring pants, so I was plagued by these monstrosities the whole time! I literally covered up my legs in ducttape to try and fend them off. Also bring heavy duty bug spray like ecalyptus oil, and 100% DEET because nothing short of those two combined will stay those monsters. Overall this hike was so worth it, but come prepared.

Also when it comes to driving bring a High Clearence 4X4 vehicle because the road to the trailhead is rocky!

hiking
21 hours ago

Not busy. Pretty rocky in spots. Stay to the right on the board walk to find trail head. Lots of shade. Enjoyable, relatively easy hike

Great trail for sunrise

Why are you not showing this as closed? The road past Natural Bridge is closed due to fire!

Lovely hike with the right amount of up, down and traversing the mountain. Also it is largely in the shade. The down is a bit steep in places so hiking sticks are nice if you have sensitive knees.

I took this hike in the middle July, which made the arrival to the falls well worth the hike. The trail is mostly sandy and rocky. The sand can get hot towards the middle of the day, but people hike in sandals and chacos nonetheless. Consider getting booties for your dog, and have something to carry their feces in (unfortunate but courteous), a mason jar typically works. There isn’t a substantial amount of elevation change either during the hike. Upon arriving to the falls, it is very much an oasis, with plenty shade from trees. The water is very cold, as it should be. It’s fun swimming as close to the falls as possible too. During the hike back, I encountered some light rain, so be rain ready too. Be sure to check out the upper calf creek trail if you can. As far as traffic goes, be sure to arrive as early as possible if you want to have good parking. During the time I went, the crowd was small enough for everyone to swim and play around. I’d estimate 50 or so other hikers at the falls. The weather at the time was about high 90s during the day, and lower 70s at night. Be sure to take lots of water too.

This hike is awesome but IMO it’s not moderate it’s actually about 4.2 miles one way and your almost doing 3,000 feet of elevation gain. It’s strange this is rated moderate when angles landing is rated hard. The only thing I can think of is that’s due to Angles Landing’s chain section that is not really for kids or people afraid of cliffs. Anyway the view up top is amazing and if your going for sunset watch the time so you don’t miss the last bus (10pm) and of course bring a headlight as I had to guide another group down as they had no light.

This is a rough hike, but absolutely worth it. Make sure you're there as early as possible, and bring lots of water. the switchbacks are harsh climbing, so trekking poles are a good idea. The views from the top are unbeatable, however. It will take you a good 5 hours or so, 6 if you take it slow and easy.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked in Sept. and the colors were dazzling. Trail to lower mine was easy. I took a small trail just off the “road” for the first .5 mile for some variety. I then added distance and difficulty by extending the trail to the saddle at the end of the canyon.

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