West Rim Trail
ElevationAscent: 867' 264 m
Descent: -3,981' -1,214 m
High: 7,453' 2,272 m
Low: 4,338' 1,322 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 78% (38°)
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“A major trail leading from Zion NP's frontcountry deep into the backcountry.”— Brian Smith
Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The West Rim Trail follows along the rim with views of Phantom Valley and the canyons to the south. Although it is a little scary to run so close to precipitous drop-off, this trail is well worth the journey. The views across Right Fork Canyon are astounding.
- Church Mesa
- Inclined Temple
- Ivins Mountain
- and Greatheart Mesa
Near its southern terminus, this trail passes the famed Angel's Landing run. This is not to be missed!
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Zion National Park