Hidden Canyon

Location: Zions National Park
Rating: Intermediate 3A III
Length: 5-7 hours
Longest Rappel: 100ft (30m)
Start: West Rim trailhead
End: Temple of Sinawava
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Required or Dry Suits!
Shuttle: Yes

** 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:  Weeping rock or East Rim Trail can access this canyon. Attempt if you have skills with climbing and scrambling. Difficult spots for those who are not “climbing” savvy.


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 a wash crossing. From this point make you way north to find the head of the canyon.


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