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Crawford Wash, Zion

March 26, 2016 by Don Axford

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

Many Pools, Zion

April 15, 2015 by Don Axford

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

Yellow Knolls, Red Cliffs

March 17, 2015 by Don Axford

The Yellow Knolls Trail travels through a scenic valley with beautiful checkerboard style slickrock hills on both sides.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = moderate

Distance: 5 miles return including some side diversions to explore the slickrock – moderate
Elevation gain: … Read the rest

Rock Field, Zion East

December 11, 2014 by Don Axford

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

Hidden Arch, Zion

April 18, 2013 by Don Axford

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

Gifford Canyon, Zion

December 2, 2012 by Don Axford

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