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“Nice hike”
Review of Watchman Trail

Watchman Trail
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a moderate hike located near the visitor center. I wouldn't recommend hiking it when there's showers because it can get quite muddy and a little slippery.

Thank Kirsten M
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The trailhead at the Visitor's Center goes past the campground, along the Virgin River, and out to some beautiful views on the plateau. The trail isn't too difficult but there are a lot of rocks aligned across the trail (likely to reduce erosion) so you do have to watch your step, especially in certain areas. There's a nice extension in a loop trail that gives even more views. The trail doesn't seem to get a lot of use, so you can quickly get away from the crowds at the Visitor's Center.

Thank nylady21
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The Watchman Trail is a very nice one, albeit a tougher one than some of the other options in the park. Takes you up to some very nice views, especially for those who won't be traveling to East Zion. Honestly, if you ARE going to East Zion, especially if you have extra time, you will have the opportunity for some even more amazing sights over there, so skip this one and instead devote more hours to getting to some of the viewpoints high up on the Eastern Rim.

Thank Tricia M
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Moderate walk from the visitors centre, perfect length for the evening when the light really brings out the colours of the canyon walls

Takes around two hours with stops and is well worthwhile

1  Thank Ascot_Flyer
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The watchman trail is the very first at the "Sringdale" entrance of the park. It takes 2 hrs to complete. Once you reach the summit at +/_ 120 m elevation (if I reall well!). The view is great.
I would recommend this trail that is "Moderate difficulties".

1  Thank Pierre L
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