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Watchman Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (80)

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


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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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  4.3 from 80 votes

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in Utah

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Photos

Bridge Mountain from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Springdale from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Sunrise from the Watchman Overlook. The sun lights up the peaks on the opposite side of the valley. Definitely worth getting up there in the morning for this great view.
Jan 2, 2021 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

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Nov 4, 2021
Sylvia Naples
Nov 4, 2021
Yohan Lee
Oct 14, 2021
Cory Finley
Sep 18, 2021
Brett Wolfley
Aug 18, 2021
Sarah Heller
Jun 20, 2021
Nick Barendregt
Nice quick hike for some good views of Springdale and further south. 3.3mi — 1h 17m
Jun 17, 2021
Patricia KD
Jun 14, 2021
Alejandra James