Right Fork Canyon

Location: Zions National Park
Rating: Intermediate 3B V
Length: 1-3 Days
Longest Rappel: 60ft (20m)
Start: West Rim Trialhead
End: Right Fork Trailhead
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Yes | Recommended in cold weather
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:  A long journey that offers spectacular views of the landscapes of Zion.


From Virgin turn north on the Kolob Reservoir Road. The end of Right Fork Trailhead is on the right 7 miles from Virgin, Utah. You can also start here if you are looking for a moderate day hike. Leave a vehicle here and continue up Kolob Reservoir Road. The Right Fork can be accessed via West Rim trailhead or Wildcat canyon trailhead. This is where you purchase a guide and topographical map.  The trial is long and hard to navigate. Prepare yourself before attempting.