Cairn Stone Adventure Tours

2009 West Rim

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NEW WILDERNESS HIKE

15 MILE HIKE INTO ZION NATIONAL PARK

THIS IS A FIRST TIME OPTIONAL HIKE FOR THE FIT

Above are some of Coach Ron Gun's photos from his exploratory hike in August 2009.

To preserve the pristine conditions the Park Service will only allow 12 of us to hike each day.

Coach Gunn's description of this hike

WEST RIM TRAIL: I recently hiked the West Rim Trail in Zion and it is awesome! It is 15.5 miles that starts in the remote back-country west of Zion Canyon at close to 8,000' and finishes at the Grotto in Zion Canyon at 4,000'. It is a back country hike with no water except for a couple of slow springs. The first 10 miles follows a beautiful mountain ridge with a couple of major dips into Potato Hollow and Telephone Canyon. At about 10 miles the trail drops into Behunin Canyon and starts its decent into Zion Canyon with one more ½ mile climb sandwiched in. In the final miles the trail actually overlooks Angel's Landing and at Scout Lookout hikers have the option of going up to Angel's Landing before descending Walter's Wiggle to the Grotto shuttle stop. The Zion Adventure Company will shuttle us out to the trail head at Lava Point for a cost of about $25 per person. I plan to organize trips on both Friday and Saturday as we are allowed only 12 people per group on the trail for the entire day.