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Beautiful hike. Steep at the beginning and the end but the midsection is mild. Views at the end were great. Trail is icy in spots so make sure you have proper footwear and/or poles. Trail was a little busier than I would have liked but worth it regardless. There is a $3 fee to access the canyon and dogs have to be leashed on even days.

this is the hike that gives you want zion is all about. canyons and water. next time I would not rent gear. but yes for the colder people. yes it's fun,scenic.

Lots of switchbacks, approx 30. But the view of the canyon at the end was worth it.

Love love loved this area!!!

hiking
5 hours ago

Easy trail to do with kids, just bring waterproof shoes with good traction.

hiking
7 hours ago

Rated appropriately for the level, took around 3.5 hours however we stopped to take a lot of photos and take in the view. Dead horse is still on the left of the trail near the wood post for the 046 trail. It did not smell and is half buried so you may miss it (my dog easily found it with his nose so watch out if you're with pups!). Trail was clear with the exception of an ice slick about 1/4 mi past the first meadow. I was able to easily navigate around this in the brush and avoid slipping. This trail shares the majority of the way to Horsetail Falls so check that out as a nice pit stop (also found on All Trails).

This is rated "HARD" but find it to be intermediate; it shares the same trail for the Dry Creek Trail which is rated Intermediate. Went Mid-November 2018 and it took about 2.5 hours with stops for pictures and taking in the views. Trail was a mix of compacted dirt and some loose rocks so wear shoes with ankle support. Trail was clear of snow and there was only one icy spot about 1/4 mile up past the trailcamp meadow. I was easily able to walk through the brush and avoid it. The dead horse is still on the left of the trail just past the post for the 046 trail (on the right). The horse did not smell and was half buried, however my pup's nose had no trouble finding it. Only docking because the signs for the falls didn't exist.

Nice easy hike with some great vistas and cool petroglyphs, though vandalized. Good with kids.

Did this trail in Feb 2016.
Heading back in Feb 2019. :)

walking
12 hours ago

MEH. Uneventful, compared to other water features. Muddy trail and a lot of traffic. The views are all looking UP.

Get there early to beat the crowds

Completed the loop by taking Wall Street, the slot canyon to the right of the fork. Missed seeing Thor's Hammer that way, but the slot canyon was so unique (and usually closed by this time of year). It was a bit crowded in the canyon, but crowds started to thin out as we made our way onto the Queen's Garden portion of the trail. Spectacular scenery! I can see why this is called a "must do" for Bryce Canyon.

Ditched the truck 1.2 miles down the access road (before the bathroom and parking lot) due to heavy snowfall. Ended up following the road up to the peak. It was a gentle, steady incline up. Not sure I would have called this 0.2 trail much of a hike without the added portion we did. Beautiful views of the area, particularly of the Brian Head ski resort.

Started this trail at 9am on a sunny November morning. Patches of ice and a snow field situated on the downward slopping section of the trail made for a nerve-wracking hike in some sections. Should have brought the yaktracks (and ended up going off trail for a portion due to the slippery paths). Views are absolutely spectacular, though. Enjoyed having the trail to ourselves (unlike in Bryce Canyon NP).

off road driving
17 hours ago

My family loved this way of getting to know Canyonlands NP. We did not have any trouble with our Subaru Outback. Really worth it, but I would be really hesitant to drive it if the weather is not forgiving

backpacking
17 hours ago

Some steep inclines on the final stretch but worth it. We did it with kids 3, 6 and 8, and they enjoyed the trail

hiking
21 hours ago

Great hike with amazing views! Went today and the trail was snow covered with patches of ice so cleats are recommended. We were fortunate to see a moose as well.. highly recommended hike!

last min hike to see the sunset. im glad i did it!

Absolutely must at the Zion's ! Incredible experience in the middle November..it gets really cold and dark, when the sun goes down. Beautiful and breathtaking view !

Wow! This is a fantastic short hike! We were running out of daylight and only had time to hike down to the bridge and back out of the canyon. The hike is interesting —ladders, steps and railings all help to manage the descent and the climb out. The bridge is huge and beautiful, especially in the evening light. I wouldn’t describe this as a hard hike, but it is not for inexperienced hikers who may not be skilled at finding trails. . It’s only 2 miles (with a little extra exploring) and the ascent is broken up by flat stretches.

hiking
1 day ago

We hiked a total of 9 miles round trip. House on Fire was beautiful. The hiking is easy, pretty much flat, however, the trail is occasionally hard to follow near the end. It truly feels like a sacred place (I’m not religious)
especially when you think of those who lived here and what their lives may have been.

Park was closed for winter by Nov so couldn't partake.

Didn't go the whole way but had beautiful views and a wide enough path for people to pass. Took my dog and everyone seemed very friendly and welcomed him with pets. Not all the snow melts so make sure you wear good hiking shoes with grip.

Easy, short, loop with plenty of brush and trees for the dogs to sniff. Very busy so the pups will have plenty of friends to play with. Dog waste stations throughout.

If your want a epic day hike in Zion, get all the incredible views and get away from the crowds, shuttle traffic and weekend warriors this is the best thing going! This point to point hike will take you from a east rim triailhead just inside the east entrance across top of the Mesa down into Zion canyon, it’s 11 miles and you meet up with trail coming down from oberservation point.. If you start this trail from inside canyon you have 2,700 ft of elevation change, shuttle crowds and waiting time. Starting from east entrance and you have only 1,200 ft of elevation gain and easy late day shuttle ride out. We hitch hiked back up to truck which is a 11 mile stretch. Would suggest using 2 vehicles to shuttle back at end of day. Quiet low traffic hike, lots of different terrain with all the gratifying views at its end. If your up for it once you hit the observation point trail, you can venture up instead of down for about 720 ft of elevation gain. Enjoy!

We did this hike from the end of the gravel road. We hiked approximately 1.5 miles in to the narrows and then returned. Absolutely fantastic rock formations. The kids loved it. Plenty of room for them to run and play. Only moderately trafficked.

We took our eight kids on this hike and had a great time. The kids loved playing hide and seek in the rock formations. Highly recommended.

hiking
1 day ago

I redone this hike again today. I love the views it gives and the many trail options. I've been to this hike 4 times maybe and each time have done another route. I even saw another route I will do the next time I go. Beautiful views of Lake Utah, The Valley and The Wasatch. Would be a great spot to watch the sunset too. There is one sheepish hill so wouldn't rank this easy but if your an avid hiker then it will be easy. Dogs can be off leash on part of the trail and have to be leashed on others. The trail also isnt a trail per say as it is a vehicle track.

on Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

trail running
1 day ago

A great running spot. Easy access, not too hard, reward with a good view in the end.

There is some trail erosion. Can be crowded over the weekend.

Our family loved this hike. We have 4 kids, from 12-3 and they all had a great time. It kind of has it all: slot canyons, places to explore, a tunnel, water to splash in and heiroglyphs...we even saw a large herd of Bighorn Sheep above us. All of this in just a mile or two. After parking at the two port-o-potties (.8 miles after second tunnel was perfectly accurate), we headed east and down the hill into the wash. We walked mostly east for probably 1/2 mile before it turned north, then it wound east again. Right after we started heading east again, we noticed a trail(ish) heading north and didn’t have to go far to see the tunnel that took us under the road. We could’ve kept going east though and I’m sure that would’ve been fun too. Turning north to go under the bridge took us past the heiroglyphs (along red cliff wall) and up (there’s a large curved, smooth rock you have to scale) to the pools. Such a fun, diverse and beautiful area to explore and we didn’t have to share it with anyone!

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