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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°)

Dogs No Dogs

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

Trail Ratings

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in East Zion

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#1

in East Zion

#2

in Utah

#16

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Photos

View from the trail
Feb 23, 2022 near Springdale, UT
View from the trail
Feb 23, 2022 near Springdale, UT
The Watchman Trail
Feb 26, 2023 near Springdale, UT
The Watchman Trail
Feb 26, 2023 near Springdale, UT
The Watchman Trail
Feb 26, 2023 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
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May 9, 2024
Clay B
Good fun hike with the fam and T/D/A/D
Apr 22, 2024
Colleen Quilter Damato
Apr 19, 2024
John Eversmeyer
3.4mi — 2h 00m
Mar 27, 2024
Summer Teja
Nov 15, 2023
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Sep 21, 2023
Krystin Diaz
Sep 6, 2023
Maike Buhrbanck
2h 00m
May 15, 2023
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