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Scout Cave Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3)

Connects Snow Canyon to the Paradise Canyon Area through varied terrain, with a shallow cave in the middle.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

3,437' 1,048 m

High

2,961' 903 m

Low

481' 147 m

Up

213' 65 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave

Description

This trail can be followed in either direction. It does not have its own trailhead, but is reached by the Johnson's Arch Trail in the north (about 0.4 miles from the trailhead) and the Gila Trail in the south (just over a mile from the nearest trailhead on Cascade Canyon Drive).

The north half skirts the rim of the lava flow above Sand Hollow Wash, then crosses the wash, and climbs to the base of the cliff to reach Scout Cave (don't get too excited, it's just a hole in the cliff). The south end of the trail climbs up to the top of the red cliffs, where it joins the Gila Trail to continue to the south (the Paradise Canyon section of the state park) or north to the Ledges area.

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Shared By:

Brandon Plewe

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#346

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Inside one of Scout Caves
Apr 19, 2021 near Ivins, UT
Awesome view looking across lava fields - your view at the top of the peak.
Apr 19, 2021 near Ivins, UT
Pic from trail
Apr 19, 2021 near Ivins, UT
Plenty of climbing on this trail - these are only man-made steps.
Apr 19, 2021 near Ivins, UT
Right hand turn off Johnson's Arch Trail.
Apr 19, 2021 near Ivins, UT

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Apr 19, 2021
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