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Eagle Crags Trail

7 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

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…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Tent Cabin
  • Equestrian

Features

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  • Phone Service

Reviews

7 Reviews of Eagle Crags Trail

Ratings Breakdown

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Carly R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

BLM camping

Came to this area late at night after the narrows in Zion. Written directions on this page are spot on to get to where you land at the trailhead. Like others have noted to the left (after trailhead parking area) there are two sites. Did not got to the right to check that out. Clean out toilet…

Month of VisitOctober
C
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2021

Well kept secret

DIspersed, primitive sites, with spectacular views! You have to brave the road, and ignore the signs but you will be rewarded with a trailhead sign that let's you know you are going in the right direction. I used GPS and put the trailhead in, and it brought me right here. Not without a few second…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Shay L.
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2021

Incredible Views with Bathroom

This was an unbelievable spot to camp. Enter on bridge road, and ignore the signs on the way up. Highly recommend 4WD with clearance. I don't think a car would make it up the steep rocky cliff side. Lots of bumps along the way up to Eagle Crag trailhead. No fires allowed and no water, but there is…

  • Parking at the trailhead, but you can park at your campsite.
  • Views from the campsite
  • Sunset from the west facing campsites
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Month of VisitMay

Location

Eagle Crags Trail is located in Utah

Directions

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.

Coordinates

37.14751452 N
113.03107975 W

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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.

Connection Details

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  • Good- 10+Mbps

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  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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