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Watchman Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (90)

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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.3 from 90 votes

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in East Zion

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in Utah

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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
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 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
View from the trail
Feb 23, 2022 near Springdale, UT
View from the trail
Feb 23, 2022 near Springdale, UT

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Oct 31, 2022
Cm Long
Sep 11, 2022
David Heyboer
Aug 16, 2022
Tom and Donna Thomey
AM
Aug 11, 2022
Alexandra McCullough
Jul 18, 2022
Matt Culpepper
Great bench overlook (3.5/500) 3.5mi
Jul 9, 2022
Nathalie Mejia
Proposed to Jamie!! 3.2mi — 1h 38m
Jul 1, 2022
Parker Antwine
3.6mi