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Hike with fairly fit 12 year old and 16 year old. It took us 1 hour 45mins round trip to the top... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
theflattyre
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manchester
via mobile
Easy access slot canyon and waterfalls.

About 1 hour drive from Zion NP on I-15, very small town kanarraville. Now they require permit to... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Paresh R
,
Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Hike with fairly fit 12 year old and 16 year old.
It took us 1 hour 45mins round trip to the top of first ladder and back. Just walking normal pace.
It was great. Not too hot even though 40 degrees. Shade. Not busy, leaving at 930am on a Sunday in August.
We didn’t fancy the second ladder. The first just seemed a bit dangerous. Not really a worry if careful but not easy getting down.
Great scenery and adventure.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

About 1 hour drive from Zion NP on I-15, very small town kanarraville. Now they require permit to enter the canyon. Not much $8.00 per person which included parking. Allowed minimum 4 hours to enjoy the beauty. Be careful of snakes.

Thank Paresh R
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Please know that they charge $8 per person now, including children, for no other reason than they can. They have not put in any trail markers or safety features, guides or bathrooms for that new price.

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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We found this hike on TripAdvisor, definitely glad we went! It's about an hour away from the Zion visitors center on the north east side. The ladders are a bit sketchy but we made it up and down no problem. Bring lots of water!!

1  Thank slbillard
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This trail head starts in Cedar City Utah. It is a bit steep to begin the hike but well worth taking a few breaks to catch your breath to get on top. The slot canyon is amazing. Beautiful colors in the rock and scenery is breathtaking. Plan to get wet if you hike the canyon. You follow a shallow creek through the canyon and the water is cold. There are several ladders at the waterfalls you need to climb. Some are challenging so not recommended for the faint at heart. Pack a lunch and drinks in a day pack. You will want to spend hours in this canyon. A photographers paradise. Make sure you put your cameras and phones in a dry bag. This is one of the most beautiful hikes you will ever take. If you are near Cedar City make sure you take the time to visit this awesome canyon. Bring some dry clothes and shoes to change into after your hike.

1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Be careful and have proper walking shoes if you decide to go on this creek hike. I recommend water shoes as well. THere was a rattlesnake on the hike path so most of the folks that were hiking around us had to go through the water to detour from the path where the rattlesnake was. Moderately difficult walk. Make sure to bring walking sticks to get through the rocks in the water and path, and highly recommend a cell phone waterproof cover so your phone doesn't get wet if you plan to take pictures on the hike.

1  Thank lynnc156
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The beginning of the hike was not terribly impressive. I was teasing my son that we came to Zion to hike a trail 12 miles away that wasn't technically in Zion, only to walk up a dirt road with mediocre views. He continued to ensure me that the best part was yet to come, so I pressed on. We finally got to the last 50 yards where I had to walk in the 40-degree water to see the falls, I was less than thrilled, but when we got up into the canyon and rounded the corner, it was a "WOW" experience. I had forgotten how cold my feet were and just stared in awe. I braved the sketchy ladder up so I could experience the 2nd falls with my son, but we didn't go any further. So, yes, this is worth it. Don't judge the hike until you see it and yes, wait for it, then sit and just take it all in. Wear water shoes that double as hiking shoes--ones that grip well and drain well.

1  Thank Julie L
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This can be a very popular hike and some people have troubles with the waterfalls. The waterfalls make for very annoying people logjams. Too bad they don't limit the amount of trail users because this place will not be able to handle all the people and the trash that they leave behind. It really boggles the mind how someone can seek out a place like this and then leave behind their trash. Parking is cash only - $10 I believe.

2  Thank 213Beaker
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Nice hike; please park in the parking lot and not drive up the road!! Take $10 cash for parking also (envelopes provided). Started snowing and we were able to avoid getting feet wet until perhaps the last 8th of the hike. It is similar to Professor Creek in Moab area but less than half the distance so relatively short. There are various routes around obstacles, just be sure to keep following the creek in general. You'll probably see footprints if you're not sure and if you go the wrong way, you can correct without going too far off, so no problem

Thank Utah801ski
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

I have hiked Kanarra Creek three times with the last time being March 6, 2018. The trail head is in the center of town (look for the sign) and there is a large parking lot ($10 fee) with portapotties and garbage cans. Be sure and park in the lot to avoid a ticket.

The hike goes up (NW) from the parking lot, follows a dirt road and then a trail to the canyon month and creek ( about 1.6 mi.). You then wade through the creek to the first waterfall (.2 mi.), and climb up a metal ladder. Once over the first fall, you'll see the second water fall (.1 mi.) which you get around on the right side of the creek. After that you continue up the creek (mostly on a trail not in the creek) for .5 mile to a narrow slot (you are back in the creek) and shortly thereafter, the third and final waterfall (with a wooden ladder with metal rungs which you climb up to get to the back section of the canyon). If you go up the third ladder, you can continue back into the canyon for at least 2 more miles (o/w), mostly on a trail out of the creek, this section is very pretty and was pretty deserted.

Overall a moderate hike up to the 3'rd waterfall and moderate to strenuous hike depending on how far back you hike after the 3'rd falls (second ladder). The ladders can be challenging and there is a lot of up and down hiking to get to and from the canyon month/creek.
These are some of the narrower slots around and its a fun 4 to 5 mi. (RT) 3 hour hike to the second ladder. I'd recommend water shoes or sandals since you are in the creek for 1 to 1.5 miles of the hike.

Start early, especially on weekends and holidays, as it gets crowded after 9 am.
There have been newspaper articles on the implementation of a permit system this year but I couldn't find any info on it on the towns's website and didn't seem to need one this time.

1  Thank Peter K
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