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Sand Bench Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (9)

A lollipop trail that traverses the remains of a massive ancient landslide.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Point to Point

4,735' 1,443 m

High

4,272' 1,302 m

Low

608' 185 m

Up

677' 206 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a commercial horse trail from March to October.

Description

Hike atop a massive landslide under The Sentinel. The trail is characterized by deep sand and little shade, so be sure to bring plenty of water and a can-do mentality. Due to the loose nature of this trail, be prepared for forward progress to be a little slower than normal.

Flora & Fauna

Cacti, wild turkeys, mule deers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 9 votes

#8

in Zion Canyon

#9567

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  3.7 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Zion Canyon

#392

in Utah

#9,567

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Photos

Sand Bench Trail (Mt. Zion/The Spearhead, Angels Landing in the distance)
May 12, 2019 near Springdale, UT
A couple of Mule Deer soaking up the sun on a cold December morning.
Dec 5, 2016 near Springdale, UT
The Spearhead / Mt. Zion
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
The Spearhead / Mt. Zion
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
Mountain of the Sun
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
Deertrap Mountain (behind the cliff band)
May 12, 2019 near Springdale, UT

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Jan 2, 2020
Venus F
Long easy hike. Gets strenuous towards the start of loop. Need to finish. Go at earlier time. 4mi — 12h 40m
Dec 19, 2019
Kyle Brady
Dec 3, 2019
Beau Paisley
Jul 7, 2019
Brenden Cologna
May 6, 2019
Nate D
4.1mi
May 5, 2019
KC Kappen
Mar 23, 2019
Dennis Chan
Very sandy. Not the most rewarding trail, but it does offer a view once you reach the loopy part. I recommend short-cut the trail to shuttle stop 3 3.5mi — 2h 00m
Dec 26, 2018
Rima Chaib