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Watchman Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (66)

A relatively short jaunt to a mesa overlooking the Visitor Center.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

4,422' 1,348 m

High

3,931' 1,198 m

Low

559' 170 m

Up

78' 24 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This hike is brutally hot in summer. Bring sunscreen and water.

Description

Starting from the Visitor Center, this trail winds its way east, easily at first, then quite steeply. Eventually you'll gain the Watchman Trail mesa which affords views of the Towers of the Virgin, lower Zion Canyon, and Springdale.

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Tom Robson

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Photos

Springdale from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Watchman's Trail view from the top, Zion National Park.
Jun 4, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Watchman Trail
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
Sunset over Watchman Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT

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