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Did this trail with my 2 and 4 year old. There isn't much shade but overall it was a great trail for the little ones and very pretty

on Sound of Silence Trail

walking
1 day ago

Close to 3.5 miles in total. Pretty easy. Can be hot. Bring water. Fine views and landscape changes. We saw a snake.

But If you have been Bryce, Zion, or Arches, you might not rate this trail very high.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

This was a good hike with the family. We hiked it on 4/14/17 with two 7 year olds, a 3 year old and a 10 month old in a pack. The trailhead was a bit hard to find, even with really good directions. Once we found it thought we had fun hiking it, even the three year old made it. The arch at the end was neat. I'd recommend it and do it again.

This is a really good family hike.
Ages 12, 9, 6 and 4 was all able to do this hike without a problem.

hiking
1 month ago

Couldn't find it. Very frustrating for. Tried with posted direction. All private signs. Always been able
To find trails. Oh well

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fabulous hike. Great for families with children. Easily 2 hours or less total. Great views and impressive arch. Hardest part is knowing where to start. The road off 191 is not marked and hard to see from the freeway. Heading north from vernal, it's not quite a mile from the steinaker state park road on the left. It will look like it's just a pull off but there is a dirt road that goes off it. If it is muddy you will need an SUV/four wheel drive but we made it in our small Hyundai on dry roads (although some parts worried me and it could easily change as previous mud and traffic could warp it more) Once you hit the green fence, the trail is straight ahead down the gulch. There are roads going left and right. I do not know where those leads but straight ahead got us there easily:)

Little kids might have a hard time getting over a few of the boulders/steps but for the most part, it's an easy great hike/walk for all. My three year old did most of it on her own with me assisting in just a few spots. Unless you really like to study the petroglyphs, it's easily under an hour. The second walk called three kings is also nice. Be aware that you walk across a large pasture before hitting the trail. It's flatter and shorter than the other trail but with the time through the pasture it felt almost the same. The three kings trail offers some nice views of rock formations.

hiking
2 months ago

Lacking signage, but that's what makes is a "secret"

hiking
2 months ago

We wandered around other parts near the trail after seeing the beautiful arches. Good trail, easy and quick. Good for a season starter or to take the kids! ❤️

Wonderful drive through beautiful country. Flaming George is awsome

one of my faves

hiking
8 months ago