If you like hiking on slickrock this is the place to go. This is truly a beautiful area just east of Gunlock, Utah. There are endless places to explore while there. If you like exploring you could easily spend all … Read the rest
Upper Pine Creek is a large north-south drainage system that crosses under SR9 0.4 miles east of the east end of the Main Zion Tunnel on SR9. This creek runs north from the road for about 1.5 miles through beautiful … Read the rest
The Church Rocks trail is a popular bicycling trail as it is located in Washington City. It also makes for an interesting hike.
This trail is located west of Interstate I15 between exits 13 and 16.
The 2.5 mile loop … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Crawford Wash is a beautiful wide wash running south from SR9 in the east section of Zion National Park. This wash eventually connects to the east Virgin River and the Parunuweap Canyon. On this hike we traversed part way along … Read the rest
Jughandle is a large arch high up on a mesa on the east side of Zion National Park. The route to the arch crosses and follows the top of Keyhole Canyon for part of its length. This is a beautiful … Read the rest
This is a moderately difficult hike into the beautiful wilderness on the east side of Zion National Park. You traverse about 2 miles to the top of a ridge and then down into Pine Basin. You then ascend another ridge … Read the rest
Many Pools is a beautiful trail up a broad slickrock valley with numerous water pools along the route. In the authors opinion this is one of the nicest trails in Zion. From the head of the Many Pools trail you … Read the rest
The Yellow Knolls Trail travels through a scenic valley with beautiful checkerboard style slickrock hills on both sides.
Overall rating = moderate
Distance: 5 miles return including some side diversions to explore the slickrock – moderate
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This is a remote trek into the wilderness on the East side of Zion National Park. Travelling South from SR9 you reach an interesting rock field about 2 miles in. The canyon of the East Fork of the Virgin River … Read the rest
The Candy Cliffs in the Yant Flat area of the Cottonwood Forest Wilderness are one of the most beautiful areas in all of Utah.
These cliffs are relatively accessible from the Cottonwood Forest Road 031 being about 1.2 miles from … Read the rest
Hidden Arch is located across the road from the Checkerboard Mesa near the East entrance to Zion National Park. The trail to view the arch travels through a wash and over slickrock to a viewpoint, and then returns back on … Read the rest
The trail to this natural amphitheater, in a beautiful white rock formation, leaves SR18 just north of the north entrance to the Snow Canyon State Park. Because this trail travels into the State Park it requires paying the park fee … Read the rest
Gifford Canyon is a north-south canyon on the East side of Zion National Park. The hike through Gifford Canyon is a nice hike through a sandy wash. This hike gets you away from the crowds and into a secluded and … Read the rest
Pictures of the Fire Wave of Nevada appear on the covers of Nevada Tourism brochures and on many photography websites. However, there is almost no information about how to get there. The Fire Wave is a beautiful layered sandstone formation … Read the rest
There are two areas down the Babylon Road in Hurricane where there are a number of dinosaur tracks that are quite accessible.
The first area is near the Historic Babylon Trail parking area. These tracks are in steeply bedded brownish … Read the rest
This is an interesting short trail along the red cliffs with beautiful views over the distant silver reef and with many interesting red rock formations around the overlook. From here you can climb higher up the red cliffs.
There are … Read the rest
The Dino Cliffs Trail travels along the low red cliffs just north of Washington City. The trail itself is short (1.8 miles), but there is a long hike to get to the start of the trail and also a long … Read the rest