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Sand Bench Trail

Basics
Location:
West of the main scenic drive in Zion Canyon
Length:
3.6 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2-1/2 hours
Elevation Change:
500 feet
Season:
March to November

Description

This looped trail climbs the west side of the canyon for good views of several named features of the park, including the Three Patriarchs and the Streaked Wall. (During the main summer travel season, horseback rides are given on this trail, so you might run into churned up soil, dust and other horse souvenirs.) The trailhead is at the footbridge over the Virgin River.

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Details

Location:
West of the main scenic drive in Zion Canyon
Length:
3.6 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2-1/2 hours
Elevation Change:
500
Season:
March to November

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
During the main season, you'll need to take the shuttle. Off season: From the visitor's center at the south entrance to Zion National Park, proceed north along the main scenic drive until you reach the Court of the Patriarchs pullout. A small parking area is on the left. The trail begins across the footbridge over the Virgin River.

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