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SECRET PETROGLYPHS CANYON – ZION NATIONAL PARK
SECRET PETROGLYPHS CANYON TRAIL – Zion National Park
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: .6 miles round-trip
There are multiple petroglyph sites in Zion National Park, and these ones just happen to be within a few steps from the road! The beginning of the trail has a couple of different possible routes to follow, so take the one that suits your skill level. Your goal should be to head down to the sandy wash at the bottom of the hill. From there you will head up the wash, under the culvert under the road and into the canyon ahead. After walking in the wash for a few minutes, follow the trail to the left and check out the petroglyph sites (wooden fences sit in front of the sites to protect them). Please be respectful of these sites and help make them available for future generations! Remember that touching the rocks causes accelerated deterioration, so please do not touch. Enjoy the cool weather in the canyon and then head back to your vehicle!
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas.
Motorcycle: Valid for 7 days. – $25.00
Admits one non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas.
Per Person: Valid for 7 days. – $15.00
Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Non-Commercial Organized Groups: Valid for 7 days. – $30.00
Organized groups such as Scouts, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions, etc. that do not qualify for an Academic Fee Waiver are charged as follows: $30.00 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 15 or less. $15.00 per person Non-commercial vehicles with a capacity of 16 or greater. Fees will not exceed the commercial fee for the same-sized vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free. Individuals or families with any valid Annual or Lifetime pass may use their pass for entry at the per person
Zion Annual Pass: Valid for 12 months from purchase date – $50.00
Admits the pass holders and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 passenger capacity or less) to Zion National Park.
Water Sources Available
No water sources available. 1 Water Bottles per person recommended.
No camping available on hike, but in designated Park Campground
Single Track Dirt Trail. Partially hard pack, some very sandy places in wash bed.
Partial sun exposure on trail. Some shade from trees and rocks depending on time of day.
Get Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on I-15 for about 18 miles and take exit 27 to Toquerville. Turn right on UT-17 and follow it for 6 miles. Turn left onto UT-9 and follow it for approximately 20 miles until you come to the park entrance. This hike is not accessible by shuttle, so do not attempt to park in shuttle parking lot. Continue driving up Hwy 9 for another 8.6 miles. You will pass through the long tunnel, and then through the shorter tunnel on the east side of Zion Wilderness. 1.3 miles outside the second tunnel you will see parking on the right next to a wooden fence (the only wooden fence on the east side). This is the trailhead. Park and begin your adventure! (Note: there is room for about 5-6 cars to park, so please be courteous when parking as to allow others to park as well.)
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