A shallow canyon trail to a saddle with great views of the Whiterocks in the distance. The descent over the saddle is the best section of this trail.

The parking area for this trail is just before the south park entrance.  The trail starts from the southwest corner, passing through a fence.  Follow the trail around a prominent butte.  Once around this butte the canyon begins to narrow.  The trail follows the right side of the canyon then crosses the dry wash to ascend the left side of the canyon. The trail was washed out and it may be necessary to descend and work your way up the wash.  The goal is to ascend the saddle between two cliffs.  This is a short but steep section.  Once atop the saddle, you have great views of the whiterock cliffs of the north section of the park.  Descend slick rock benches until you reach the trail junction with the Three Ponds Trail. Return the way you came.  This hike is 3 miles one way. 

Pack List

  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • extra water
  • sun block
  • sun glasses.
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 700 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Easy Parking


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