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Watchman Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 559' 170 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 4,422' 1,348 m
Low: 3,931' 1,198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

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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Oct 7, 2019
Kayla Champagne
Sep 29, 2019
Jena Turner
Sep 27, 2019
Adam Mattingly
1.8mi
Sep 22, 2019
Jennifer Biber
Jim, Denise, dad, mom, Kim 4mi
Sep 13, 2019
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Sep 11, 2019
Chris Brown
Sep 7, 2019
Molly McLeod
Sep 2, 2019
Joshua Glemza

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 57 votes

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in East Zion

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#1

in East Zion

#2

in Utah

#16

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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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