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greenBlue Willis Creek Narrows Trail


2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 23' 7 m
Descent: -279' -85 m
High: 5,977' 1,822 m
Low: 5,721' 1,744 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)


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Trail shared by Tre Martin

A mostly flat trail leading through an easy to navigate slot canyon.

Tre Martin

Features River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly With ample creek crossing, beautiful scenery and the opportunity to descend along a waterfall, youngsters will thoroughly enjoy parts or all of this trail.

Always check with the ranger to make sure there is not the possibility of a flash flood. There is a visitor center in Cannonville that has information. They can also give you directions to Willis Creek if you need them.


Willis Creek is a great trail located near Bryce Canyon National Park. No real difficulties are encountered, and visitors can follow this trail as long or short as is desired, and there are some very beautiful sections.

From the trailhead, follow the marked trail down Willis Creek. The trail follows along the rim for a short distance, then drops into the canyon. Near the trailhead, you'll encounter a short waterfall that can be climbed down or bypassed on either side. Depending on the route you take, you might miss the waterfall on the way out, but if you follow the creek on the way back, you'll run into it. Below the waterfall are the most scenic sections of the trail. The canyon is narrow, but never a real slot, as it's probably around six feet wide at its narrowest. Enjoy the yellow and black colors on the wall.

Maybe 3/4 a mile in, a side canyon comes in from the left. This is a good turn around spot for those who have had their fill, or visitors can continue on. The trail continues for another mile or so, until it dead ends at Sheep Canyon. The trail very gently descends on the way out, and you may notice the slight elevation gain on the return trip. Return the way you came.

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Apr 8, 2019
Geoff Grant
Fun slot canyon. Easy to walk and not extremely busy
Jul 27, 2017
Jamie Miller Gilgren

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