Grotto Canyon

Location: Zions National Park
Rating: Intermediate 3A III
Length: 4-6 hours
Longest Rappel: 260ft (80m)
Start: Deertrap Mountain trailhead
End: Grotto
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Not needed
Shuttle: No

** Permits can be obtained from Zion National park through an online lottery system. The lottery is 2 days, 7 days or 3 months in advance. Mystery and Subway are the only canyons with a lottery 3 months in advance. Click here for site lottery.

Overview:  Apparently not very appealing, but why not - it's a canyon and needs some lov'in too. A long hike with a few dry rappels...


From Weeping Rock ascend the Observation point trial. When it splits take the Echo canyon trail toward East Rim trail. Head toward Cable Mountain on the Deertrap Mountain trail. Do not take the trail toward Cable Mountain when it splits, just keep following the Deertrap trail to the end and descend the Grotto Canyon. You can shuttle the hike by starting from the East Rim trailhead.


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