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This is not a review but a question for those who had the opportunity to experience what looks like an incredible place! -
I am planning a trip through Utah's NPs May 17-26. Would love to hike out to the hot springs and camp there to have a really early morning soak. Is this something that can be done at Fifth Water Hot Springs? If so, are there plenty of spaces to camp assuming many others may have the same idea as well?
Thank you in advanced!

hiking
muddy
in 4 days

Nice short hike with awesome views right at the entrance to the park. Somewhat muddy at the top due to snow melt, but nothing to complain about.

hiking
22 hours ago

Did a night hike and was definitely blown away by the view of the city, the best view in my opinion. It’s a hard hike constant uphill hike but well worth it.

hiking
22 hours ago

The trail was very therapeutic is the best way to describe it. Easy trail and very beautiful scenery along the way. It was was interesting how the scenery went from normal to a forest. The donut falls area was very nice, we sat for snacks and enjoyed the view when we reached the top.

hiking
22 hours ago

The arches was one of the best hiking trips I’ve been to. The trail is relatively easy although there’s a decent incline when ascending towards the dunes. Along the way there are some breath taking views that you can’t help and take some pictures. When we reaching the arches it definitely felt satisfying and the scenery was amazing.

It was crazy congested on a Monday in late March so I can't imagine during the full on season. Weather was perfect though, and a lot of folks turned back before the climbing portion.

I'm no lover of sheer drop offs and had to get talked into this trail, but the 360 view from the top is worth every step. Most say it is harder going back down from the top to the trail, since you aren't staring at just the rock 2 feet in front of you. For what it's worth I liked climbing down more since I actually knew what to expect, despite looking hundreds of feet down the whole time.

Again, beautiful 360 view at the top, and a great sense of accomplishment for going the whole way. Definitely recommend.

no shade
1 day ago

Make sure you circle the entire loop at the top, there are great views from all angles. It can be a bit slippery because of all the volcanic gravel, but it shouldn't be too difficult if you're of average ability. How often do you get to hike a volcanic cinder cone? Do it!

Went on a father daughter trip and ran into some really slippery slick rock because it started pouring down rain randomly. Outside of that, it was beautiful!

Went at sunset and it was beautiful!

breathtaking views!

beautiful trail!

great hike, used microspikes for the last half. waterfall was flowing nicely

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Amazing hike! Snow was very packed down and icy or slushy depending on sun exposure - microspikes and poles recommended, snowshoes not necessary.

Super easy trail that will probably take 15 min. Kids would love the slot canyon.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

Nice flat, peaceful trail. We did this after Cohab Canyon, Hickman Bridge, and Cassidy Arch (all of which we loved), so we were a little tired, and we were comparing this one to the other hikes. It wasn’t as great in our opinion. Would be a great hike to take kids on though!

hiking
1 day ago

We started early and had this whole hike to ourselves. It was fun to explore the canyon, and Hickman’s Bridge is stunning!

hiking
1 day ago

Fun hike and really unique arch. Loved walking out on it! We sat and had a snack by the arch and had it to ourselves for awhile!

hiking
1 day ago

Easy, fun hike with great views!

Pretty waterfall, but very crowded. Refreshing to walk behind and feel the cool mist from the falls.

hiking
1 day ago

Love the challenge this hike presents from the elevation gain to the terrifying drop offs on the chain part. I’d say the scariest part was looking up at it once you get to Scout’s Landing. If you take your time and wear good shoes, you’ll be fine! I wore gloves and it helped with the rock climbing/holding the chain. We took the first shuttle into the park - highly recommend doing this, as you’ll have less people to navigate around on the chains. It’s scary, but amazing! You will definitely feel accomplished after this one!!

hiking
2 days ago

The “trail head” on this map doesn’t look right but either way, you need permits to go and they give you a map of the trailheads so you should be good with that!
We drove to the cottonwood cove trailhead and it was incredible. The drive is about the same distance and same deep sand as getting to white pocket but there is much more to explore here! The colors and formations of the rocks are out of this world! I could have spent a week here. Definitely will be back!

hiking
2 days ago

I love this place!
We bring the kids and dog and make a weekend out of it. Lots to explore!
In my opinion, better in the off-season (summer and winter) - it gets crowded in the spring and fall. The tour groups can be obnoxious so try to camp away from them if you can! Otherwise, it’s absolutely beautiful and worth the work to get back there!

hiking
muddy
snow
2 days ago

Love this trail in the summer and the winter. A bit icy this last time but that is to be expected. Quiet and calm hike. Snow does sink in some areas but not bad if you stick close to the trail. Beautiful!

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

The trek from black gulch parking to yellow knolls parking was amazing! Great views, sandy trail, lots of signs. Then my dog and I crossed the street to Winchester which takes you to black gulch. I should have walked up the road to our car instead! If it was just me it still would have been hard but doable. But I would suggest not going with a dog. We have had a lot of rain this year and the trail was completely washed out. There were cairns for about a mile or so off and on then they were gone. We hiked up the wash the best we could but the boulders were huge and it was a warm day so my pup was over it. I ended up climbing up the 500 plus feet up the mountain to the top (which I don’t suggest) with my dog in my arms. I laugh about it now but it was sketchy!!! We’ve gone on a lot of hikes together and he loves climbing rocks but this was way too much. Do yourself a favor and just hike from one parking lot to the other. Skip the gulch unless you are prepared for huge boulders and LOTS of climbing, scrambling and getting lost!

hiking
2 days ago

Horse Riders: Do not follow directions posted here. Contact park service for info for unloading directions or you’ll end up in a pickle with your rig.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Needed some poles

great place to take a walmart or a run not very busy

Last day of winter, weather was about 50 degrees, a little windy. Open flat grassy area at first and then you wrap around the cliff and it starts switchbacking down the canyon at about three miles. Amazing views of Lathrop Canyon, the La Sals, and the Colorado River. I stopped at the switchbacks due to lack of time.

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