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Jobs Head Wash, Zion

The Jobs Head Peak and adjacent wash is a beautiful area of Zion National Park. The entire entrance area is slickrock. The wash traverses the drainage between Jobs Head and Windy Peak.

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 1.5 miles total – easy
Elevation gain: 200 feet
Terrain: Slickrock and sand hills – easy
Exposure: None – easy

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Getting There

The Kolob Terrace Road is a paved road that winds in and out of Zion National Park on its way to the Kolob Reservoir. Turn north onto this road from SR9 at the sign in Virgin, Utah.

Park at a small turnoff on the left just before the switchback (GPS 37.348309, -113.085528). This is 14.5 miles from Virgin and 0.3 miles before the switchback.

The Trail

The wash is relatively flat gradually sloping uphill. It is mainly slickrock with sections that have to be traversed over small sand hills in order to avoid brush in the wash.

On this outing we only traveled 3/4 mile up the wash but plan to return and head to the source a further 2 to 3 miles depending upon the terrain.

Jobs Head Wash Satelite

Satellite View of Jobs Head Wash

Jobs Head Wask Contours

Topo of Jobs Head Wash

Here are some of the pictures taken on April 4, 2016.