The Anasazi Trail runs from the Anasazi Subdivision in Springdale, Utah, through BLM land into the south central region of Zion National Park.
This is a pleasant easy hike with little elevation change into a scenic area of Zion.
Overall rating = easy
Distance: 4.4 miles – moderate
Elevation gain: ~300 feet – easy
Terrain: hard packed dirt trail and sandy wash – easy
Exposure: none – easy
To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System
To get to the trail, turn west onto Anasazi Way between Rockville and Springdale Utah. This street is 1.1 miles east of Bridge Street in Rockville and 0.7 miles west of the Majestic Lodge in Springdale.
Drive 1.4 miles up Anasazi Way to a small parking area just beyond the trailhead.
The trail starts at a right of way between two houses in the Anasazi Subdivision about 200 feet back down the road from the parking area. This is between 2543/45 and 2548 Anasazi Way. The trail-head GPS is 37.166817,-113.032496.
From here you travel north west across relatively flat terrain through BLM land for ~1 mile to the boundary of Zion National Park. There is a lot of petrified wood along the trail.
After entering Zion you travel north east for about 1/2 mile and enter the Anasazi wash.
After another 1/4 mile you will come to a wash which enters from your left. We named this wash the Powdered Sugar Wash as it is filled with white alkaline deposits. Travel up this wash for 3/4 mile to the base of Kinesava Mountain, a very scenic area.
Retrace your steps back down to the Anasazi Wash and follow the latter down for about 1 mile until you come to a bridge over the wash which is Anasazi Way. Exit the wash and return uphill about 1/4 mile to your vehicle. Anasazi Wash above the bridge is very scenic passing through a shallow sculptured canyon.
You can continue down the wash for some distance but this part of the wash does not seem to be as scenic. On this excursion we did not travel this lower portion.