East Mesa Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,177' 359 m
Descent: -278' -85 m
High: 6,797' 2,072 m
Low: 5,627' 1,715 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A pleasant run through a pinion and juniper forest, until reaching Observation Point Trail.”— Tom Robson
Starting from East Rim Trail, East Mesa climbs very steeply, switchbacking multiple times until it eventually contours south of a small mesa. Once the trail levels off, all of the hard stuff is done. Run a short ways north and you'll pass Observation Point Trail on your left. Be sure not to miss this must-see trail as it's a short connector leading to some of the best views in Zion.
Once past Observation Point Trail, follow East Mesa east as it winds its way down the park's eastern mesa at an easy grade. Eventually you'll connect with Fir Rd., a dirt road just to the east of the park.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Zion National Park