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Address: Zion National Park, UT

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The watchman trail was my daughter and myself favorite hike at Zion. We were unable to do the narrows due to high waters still at end of April, they said it would be a few more... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The watchman trail was my daughter and myself favorite hike at Zion. We were unable to do the narrows due to high waters still at end of April, they said it would be a few more weeks till it reopened. If angel's landing is too difficult for you (it was not a choice for us-too scary) and the narrows is... More 

Thank helpinghands001
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended our trip with this hike. It's about two hours and not nearly as punishing as Angels Landing, East Rim, et al. Great view from the bottom of the canyon looking up, which is opposite of most views

Thank 312MightyOne
Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty mellow trail by Zion standards. There is some climbing, but the views make it worth the steps! At the top, there are beautiful views of the surrounding area. We did this on our first afternoon in the park and it was a great intro to Zion.

Thank Deanna9
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Zion National Park during Easter weekend. The crowds were overwhelming on some of the well-known trails. This one doesn't require a ride on the shuttle. It's about 4 miles to the top and it's really a beautiful hike. I recommend it!

Thank TravelingKate12
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Took a hike on The Watchman Trail. Moderate effort needed due to the steepness of some parts. Felt like a longer Trail than that described on the board at the start! The views at the end are well worth the effort!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Robert P
san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Piotr H

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