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Watchman Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (73)

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


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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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Tom Robson

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  4.3 from 73 votes

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in Utah

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Photos

Bridge Mountain from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Springdale from Watchman Overlook
Oct 22, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Bridge Mountain from Watchman Trail
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
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

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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