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Great hike! There are several side canyons to hike as well. We saw Petroglyphs and a lot of wildlife! Thunderstorms hit in the middle of our hike, flooded all the slot canyons that had been dry only an hour before. Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
21 days ago

Parked at first pull off, traveling west to east. Walked the road portion of the trail, then ascended sandstone on west end of the trail. Once at the top, you have a very steep class 2 descent to the opening of the slot canyon. I brought 3 kids up (14, 11, 5), but wife and 5 yr old daughter turned back at summit, since class 2 scramble down would be too much. Saw some anchors for repealing down if trained/equipped. Boys and I started into the slot canyon, then faced a 8-10 foot long section full of gray water, 4.5-5 feet deep. After trying to attempt a crossing (removed my hiking boots, started to probe depth with poles), I decided it too dangerous for the boys and we turned back (to much displeasure from the kids). Scramble back up, then easy walk down sandstone. Going to come back and try reversing (clockwise vs counterclockwise as I first tried), to see if slot access easier from west end (looks like might not be any ascent/descent from that side). I’ll review again if we try. Spent about 45-60 mins going to that halfway point and then backtracking.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice easy walk through the dry creek bed. One decent slot canyon and a second very short one. Good walk for families with children.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Wanted to end a day of hiking with an easy trail. Didn't see much wildlife in the late morning, early afternoon but the scenery was beautiful. The trail has firm footing through most with gravel, sand, and rock in various places. A worthwhile hike with children and a bonus of two slot canyons along the trail.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

We did this trail, which is actually a seasonal creak bed, on whim after being mesmerized by the sites in the area. We thought we should share it because it was a fun hike and couldn't believe the sites and the wildlife (All those big horns!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

The long difficult approach ensures solitude on the summit. Petroglyphs guarantee you have not walked the path alone. Inspiring.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Beautiful views into Keyhole canyon, Separation canyon and the Root Canals make this climb worth the effort, but the graffiti and road noise make this a less than ideal Zion backcountry adventure.

rock climbing
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Monday, July 15, 2013