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Best trails in Mount Carmel Junction

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Looking for a great trail near Mount Carmel Junction, Utah? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Zion National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Spring Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area or White Cliffs. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Mount Carmel Junction ranging from 1.1 to 9.8 miles and from 4,376 to 6,817 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mount Carmel Junction
Top trails (10)
#1 - Observation Point via East Mesa Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
All wheel drive is highly recommended to make it to the trailhead. Alternatively, you can park on the road before the trail gets rocky and hike in to the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Hidden Canyon Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Hidden Canyon is a 2.4 mile out and back trail that bears right opposite the Weeping Rock Trail and ascends steep switchbacks and along a cliff face into the mouth of a narrow canyon crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne. The trail offers some awesome views and provides steel chains set in the rock to assist with traversing a dangerous cliff. This trail is not recommended for children. The trailhead is shared with the trail to Weeping Rock and East Rim Trail routes, at the top of the Big Bend. Take the right fork to climb 850 feet up steep switchbacks and across chain-assisted cliffs with some amazingly sheer and dangerous drop offs. The traditional trail ends at a slickrock surrounded set of pools and potholes that can become a raging waterfall during heavy rainstorms. This entrance to Hidden Canyon then leads to a free-standing arch and many boulders along the crevice between Cable Mountain (North and East face) and the Great White Throne (South and West Face). Much less crowded than the other trail routes along the Zion Scenic Road. The bouldering route just past the potholes continues another half-mile up the canyon before the route may get too technical for some visitors. The rest of the canyon requires technical climbing skills, though there are two arches before the canyon emerges atop the plateau.Show more
#3 - Hidden Canyon Short Hike
Zion National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 33 m
Note: The Hidden Canyon Trail is currently closed due to rockfall in the area. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hidden-canyon-trail-closed.htmShow more
#4 - Diana’s Throne Slot Canyon
Mount Carmel Junction, Utah
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Length: 2.3 mi
Important: this is not a hike, it is a canyoneering route. Gear and experience are required.Show more
#5 - Separation Canyon Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Moderate stroll through a wide slickrock wash. Includes a 4th class scramble to Separation Point if desired. Among the twisting turns, massive sandstone slabs and vegetative plateaus of East Zion reside some of the most enjoyable backcountry adventures found anywhere in the world. Large canyons of solid rock drain water north toward clear creek, and south toward Parunuweap. The east fork of the virgin river (Parunuweap Canyon) is off limits to camping, hiking, and any form of motorized vehicles below Labyrinth Falls. Separation Canyon is a short hike, logging in at 2.8 miles (roundtrip), and is one of the easiest approaches to a view point looking into the Parunuweap area of Zion National Park. A small rock outcropping rests near the saddle, and is known as Separation Peak. The summit is not intended for families or children so use caution if you decide to climb to the top. Show more
#6 - Orderville Canyon to Temple of Sinawava
Zion National Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
This is a permitted semi-technical hiking/canyoneering route through Orderville Canyon. Do not attempt this hike without a Zion wilderness permit.Show more
#7 - Hidden Arch Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
Hidden Arch is worthy of its name; there is probably nowhere that you can get a clear view through it, but this route takes you to the best possible viewing angle. Start at the Checkerboard Mesa parking lot. Look northwest (opposite Checkerboard) at the mesa that some call The Pipe Organ (it will be obvious why). Hidden Arch is on one of the "pipes" about 1/3 from the right and about 2/3 up from the bottom. It will not look like an arch from here, but often you can recognize it by the shadow it casts. Drop into Clear Creek (the wash that goes straight away from the road), and follow it up through a narrow section until you see a large slickrock drainage on the left. Follow this up as far as you can go. The higher you climb the ridge at the end, the better the view of the arch up to your right.Show more
#8 - Goat Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
#9 - The Sand Hills Trail
Mount Carmel Junction, Utah
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
#10 - Mineral Gulch Viewpoint
Zion National Park
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Length: 9.8 mi
This out & back OHV/Off Road trail leads to two stunning viewpoints. The road is 4x4 compatible (jeep size due to sharp turns) and contains deep sand in places. The final stretch crosses a road width saddle with canyon drop off on both sides. A looping circle at the final point allows for easy return with stunning views into Mineral Gulch.Show more