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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

88%

Runnable

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 run 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

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 90 votes

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in East Zion

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  4.3 from 90 votes
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#1

in East Zion

#2

in Utah

#14

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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
View from the trail
Feb 23, 2022 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 15, 2021
Sheridan Longest
Not too hard! 1.8mi
Jan 19, 2020
Veronica Gerhard
Nov 19, 2015
Nicolas Leroux
Short run with nice view at the top. 369 feet of elevation gain (according to sign at the visitor center) — 0h 35m