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About Eagle Crags Trail

Recommended Users: Hikers. Route. 2.8 miles in Length. Difficulty: Moderate. From the information kiosk at the trailhead, take the prominent singletrack trail heading southwest into Canaan Mountain Wilderness. At first, the trail climbs gradually towards Eagle Crags, passing through open-canopy pinyon-juniper woodland with an understory of sagebrush, blackbrush, yucca, and cacti. Along most of its length, the trail is exposed and there is little respite from the sun. About 0.80 miles from the trailhead, you will pass the Canaan Mountain Wilderness boundary near the remnants of an old fence. Please remember that wilderness rules apply from here on out.Eagle Crags continues to loom larger in the foreground and the trail gets steeper, beginning a switchback ascent up a hillside amidst large boulders. As you climb, enjoy the spectacular scenery afforded by the higher vantage point. Expansive views to the north and east include the massive sandstone monoliths of Zion National Park, while a scan to the south reveals more remote territory deep within Canaan Mountain Wilderness.The trail wraps around the base of the easternmost “crag” formation and eventually fades, becoming indiscernible. This marks the end of the trail. From here, some people choose to rest at the boulders near the base of the cliffs before returning the way they came in.Bordering the southeast flank of Zion National Park, Canaan Mountain Wilderness is an 8-by-10 mile buttress of Navajo Sandstone that has been sculpted by wind and water over time into a landscape of soaring cliff walls, swirling slickrock, and secluded slot canyons. The Eagle Crags formation (6,380 feet), a series of rugged sandstone spires, lies at the northern tip of a thin sandstone peninsula that extends north from the greater Canaan Mountain massif.

Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
No ADA Access
No Drinking Water
No Fires
No Market
No Pets
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Eagle Crags Trail is located in Utah
37.1475 N
-113.0311 W
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Eagle Crags Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 16, travel west on State Route 9 to Hurricane City. Continue through Hurricane City, LaVerkin City, Town of Virgin on SR 9. In Rockville, turn right on Bridge Road (set the trip odometer here) and follow it south over the historic lattice truss bridge that crosses the Virgin River. Continue heading south until reaching a sharp right bend in the road that appears to be a three-way intersection at 0.3 miles. Continue south on the leftmost road, leaving the pavement. The gravel road soon turns to dirt and ascends a steep escarpment to the top of the mesa. This section of the road is often impassable when wet, even with a high-clearance, 4WD vehicle. After reaching the top of the mesa, ignore the small side roads that go to private property (and are marked as such) and stick to the main dirt road that heads southeast. At 1.0 miles, bear right at the unmarked Y intersection. (The left road leads to the communication towers). Eventually, you will cross a cattle guard after a sharp bend to the left (where the road begins to bear northeast). About 1.8 miles after turning onto Bridge Road, the Eagle Crags Trailhead appears on your right. Park and head for the information kiosk, where the trail begins at the marker denoting “Eagle Crags” trail. Note: A high-clearance, 4WD vehicle is recommended for accessing this trailhead.
3 Reviews of Eagle Crags Trail
Amazing Free Camping Right by Zion NP!

An amazing spot away from the crowds to enjoy the serene beauty and landscape that surrounds Zion NP!  This is a primitive camping spot and only has a vault toilet and fire rings.  It's basically a parking lot for a TH with a few camping sites on the far east side of the lot going into a loop.  It has great views all around since it is perched atop a large sandstone mesa.  A word of forewarning though!  If you have a low clearance vehicle or a 2WD car then DO NOT go after a storm.  The road is pretty rough on a dry day but you would absolutely get stuck on the way up as the road can be rutted pretty deeply

Breath taking, scenic overlook spying over Zion National Park

I have camped here a few times. One of my favorite spots in all of the national parks. The site is only 5 miles outside of Zion National Park with an amazing overlook over the Zion valley. In order to get to the site you will need to be prepared for a bumpy ride, I would suggest a 4 wheel drive vehicle but I have made the trip in a mini-van. the campsite is fairly secluded as both times I have gone I was the only one there. All campsites are flat and soft sitting on the amazing red Zion sand. Don't go up the road with the intent to go back down for resources as the road is to challenging.

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For some peace amongst the summer madness!

This BLM land is perfect to camp alongside the beautiful Zion National Park without having to share it with thousands of others. We camped on top of the mesa for a week and it was incredible. 4wd trail to get there, but worth the trek. We had amazing views, few neighbors, and were a quick drive to the park for daily hikes and activities. Highly recommend if you're okay without amenities.