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Zion Petroglyph Canyon

The Zion Petroglyphs are not well known. They are located on the east side of Zion and have an easy trail to them.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 0.25 miles each way – easy
Elevation gain: 100 feet – easy
Terrain: Slickrock and sand wash – easy
Exposure: None – easy

To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

If coming from the west take SR9 through Springdale, Utah, into Zion National Park. Turn right on SR9 at the Canyon Junction and take the switchbacks up and through the Main Zion Tunnel. Travel through the second tunnel and park in the parking area 1.3 miles from the second tunnel exit.

If coming from the east turn onto SR9 at the Mount Carmel Junction and drive into Zion National Park. From the East entrance gate drive 2.5 miles to the Parking area.

The parking area is easy to recognize as it has a wooden fence along it.

The Trail

To reach the petroglyphs drop down the hill beside the wooden fence into Clear Creek. Turn right and follow the small wash to a tunnel under SR9. Continue on this wash to a high cliff on your left. The petroglyphs are along this cliff separated from the trail by a wooden fence.

Zion Petroglyphs Directions

Here are some of the pictures taken on March 13, 2017.