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.
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... 更多
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.
We got to Zion late and had about two hours for a hike. So we took the Watchman Trail. It delivered exactly what we hoped for. The hike itself winds uphill and isn't easy, but it isn't too taxing either. It eventually opens up to a loop with spectacular views and lookouts, a perfect place to take a break or... 更多
We walked into the park from Springdale and went straight to the Watchman Trail as it takes off from the Visitors Center. Pretty good elevation gain but well worth the effort.
My wife and I took this hike as our second hike of our first afternoon in Zion NP around 3 in the afternoon on a Thursday in mid-October 2016. Watchman is rated as a moderate trail; it is a rocky upward hike. My wife and I hike in boots and carry trekking poles. This is a trail where both are... 更多
This is a nice trail that begins at the visitor center and heads up to a high lookout over the canyon. The trail climbs but is mostly gradual and not too difficult. The views from the top are great. There is a short loop at the top before returning down on the same route. Arrive early to avoid crowds as... 更多
We hiked Watchman Trail as the last trail of a 2 day trip to Zion NP. It took us around 3 hours RT, which included breaks and stopping at the top for pictures and to enjoy the views. It rained almost the entire day, but that allowed for a beautiful fog and haze to rest over the valley and canyon... 更多