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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Energizing hike

We spent 2-3 hours on this trip. My husband and I are both in our 60s and in reasonable physical shape, and this hike was not a problem for us. We wore good hiking boots and had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2-3 hours on this trip. My husband and I are both in our 60s and in reasonable physical shape, and this hike was not a problem for us. We wore good hiking boots and had lots of water with us. Since it was mid-November, there were very few people on the trail. That made it extra-fun as we... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This hike will get you up high enough to get some grand views of many of the more iconic images of Zion National Park. As someone has mentioned, it can be muddy after a bit of rain or snow, but even then it is not bad. Because it is a lesser known trail it won't be as crowded as the... More 

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san francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a long trail and our kids didn't like the endless switchbacks. The view from the top, I hear was great, but our 7 and 9 year olds got bored and we didn't make it to the top.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We hiked this in late December. The park had just gotten about 12 inches of snow, and the trail was quite muddy at the beginning. The trail dried out and then became a bit icy around the shaded part of the canyon. We were glad we had our yak tracks in the backpack. Fabulous late Afternoon views at the end... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The best parts about this hike are the views and that its not crowded, at least when I went. I think people overlook this trail as its from the main parking area. But its a good one especially for sunset.

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glen ridge, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We got to Zion late and had about two hours for a hike. So we took the Watchman Trail. It delivered exactly what we hoped for. The hike itself winds uphill and isn't easy, but it isn't too taxing either. It eventually opens up to a loop with spectacular views and lookouts, a perfect place to take a break or... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We walked into the park from Springdale and went straight to the Watchman Trail as it takes off from the Visitors Center. Pretty good elevation gain but well worth the effort.

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Center Valley, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I took this hike as our second hike of our first afternoon in Zion NP around 3 in the afternoon on a Thursday in mid-October 2016. Watchman is rated as a moderate trail; it is a rocky upward hike. My wife and I hike in boots and carry trekking poles. This is a trail where both are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Steep in places but manageable. Good place for sunset views. Take plenty of water. Interesting for plants and rocks.

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Waukesha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice trail that begins at the visitor center and heads up to a high lookout over the canyon. The trail climbs but is mostly gradual and not too difficult. The views from the top are great. There is a short loop at the top before returning down on the same route. Arrive early to avoid crowds as... More 

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