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Watchman Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 559' 170 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 4,422' 1,348 m
Low: 3,931' 1,198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A relatively short jaunt to a mesa overlooking the Visitor Center.

Tom Robson

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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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

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 58 votes

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#1

in East Zion

#2

in Utah

#17

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Photos

Springdale from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Watchman's Trail view from the top, Zion National Park.
Jun 4, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Sunset over Watchman Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
The Watchman
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT

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