The Dye Clan
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  • TR: Jun 2008

Hidden Canyon Hike

Jeremy at the mouth of Hidden Canyon with the Virgin River far below.

Entering Hidden Canyon in Zion National Park is like entering another world. The hike starts off by switchbacking up the face of a cliff, which can be very hot in the summer. Once most of the elevation is gained, you have to traverse around a ridge. There are chains bolted to the wall. Watch your step because the sand-covered rock can be very slippery. You then drop into a sandy wash that is other-worldly. Trees grow out of cracks in the rocks. The ground is covered in white sand. Huge red sandstone cliffs extend above you on either side. There's even a small sandstone arch most of the way up the canyon on the right.