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Sand Bench Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (13)

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

  3.6 from 13 votes

#7

in Zion Canyon

#10066

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  3.6 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Zion Canyon

#379

in Utah

#10,066

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Photos

The Spearhead / Mt. Zion
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
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
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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Jun 20, 2021
Nick Barendregt
Started and ended at Zion lodge. Pretty nice hike and very quiet on the trails. 5.4mi — 2h 44m
May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Nov 21, 2020
David Hitchcock
Great views in the Court of the Patriarchs, lose the crowds of the Canyon out here.
Aug 2, 2020
Jason Test 2
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