Explore nearby water canyon with our experience hiking guides. See the lesser traveled areas of Zion National Park, and get aquatinted with expert information about the area while you go.
Suggested personal gear:
- Camera with a strap
- Hiking boots or shoes (preferable with a heel)
- Broad brimmed hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- Water bottle
El Capitan is the largest exposed-granite monolith in the world and among the most popular rock-climbing destinations in the US. Rising 3,593 feet (1095 meters) above Yosemite Valley, El Capitan was once considered impossible to climb. However, since Warren Harding first conquered the “nose” in 1958, El Capitan has become the standard for big-wall climbing.
Established in April 1908, Utah’s First National Monument is located at the junction of White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon and is part of the Colorado River drainage. Three majestic natural bridges invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence.
View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Featuring the second and third largest natural bridges in the western hemisphere, and carved from the White Triassic sandstone of the Cedar Mesa Formation, the bridges are named “Kachina,” “Owachomo” and “Sipapu” in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home.
Water Canyon Trail is a 12.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henrieville, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.