The Watchman Zion National Park

Springdale, Utah

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Climbing into the foothills beneath Bridge Mountain and The Watchman, this short trail begins on a set of wooden steps leading northward up a small knoll. Stay on the main trail, avoiding side trails created by a large population of mule deer. The official trail is about 3 feet wide and traverses the base of the first knoll toward the National Park Service residential areas. The vegetation in this area is characterized by a scrub woodland of juniper and piñon pine with sagebrush in the sunny openings.
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)

Climbing into the foothills beneath Bridge Mountain and The Watchman, this short trail begins on a set of wooden steps leading northward up a small knoll. Stay on the main trail, avoiding side trails created by a large population of mule
deer.

The official trail is about 3 feet wide and traverses the base of the first knoll toward the National Park Service residential areas. The vegetation in this area is characterized by a scrub woodland of juniper and piñon pine with sagebrush in the sunny openings.

© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Springdale
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: April-October
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Zion National Park
Local Maps: USGS Springdale East; Zion National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to The Watchman ( Zion National Park)

Recent Trail Reviews

7/25/2009
0

This is a pretty nice trail with good scenery, but it's not all that strenuous. Good for kids. Remember, July is hot!


12/1/2000
2

I consider myself an advanced hiker but this could be a trail for beginners. For me it was a "physical therapy" hike six weeks after foot surgery, I did it with a surgical boot on one foot. The second half of the trail was fairly level and even. There was a surprisingly rewarding view of Springdale and Lower Zion Canyon from the top despite the relatively small elevation rise. Be sure to do the loop at the very top.



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