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Sand Bench Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 608' 185 m
Descent: -677' -206 m
High: 4,735' 1,443 m
Low: 4,272' 1,302 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A lollipop trail that traverses the remains of a massive ancient landslide.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a commercial horse trail from March to October.

Description

Run atop a massive landslide under The Sentinel. The trail is characterized by deep sand and little shade, so be sure to bring plenty of water and a can-do mentality. Due to the loose nature of this trail, be prepared for forward progress to be a little slower than normal.

Flora & Fauna

Cacti, wild turkeys, mule deers.

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Jan 8, 2018
Wesley Berg
Less traveled path. Lots of deer

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

#8

in Zion Canyon

#10058

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  3.7 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Zion Canyon

#427

in Utah

#10,058

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784 Since Feb 10, 2015
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Photos

Sand Bench Trail (Mt. Zion/The Spearhead, Angels Landing in the distance)
May 12, 2019 near Springdale, UT
The Spearhead / Mt. Zion
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
A couple of Mule Deer soaking up the sun on a cold December morning.
Dec 5, 2016 near Springdale, UT
The Spearhead / Mt. Zion
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
Mountain of the Sun
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
Deertrap Mountain (behind the cliff band)
May 12, 2019 near Springdale, UT

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