Enjoy the family friendly Jenny’s Canyon hike to a secluded slot canyon

Tom’s experience hiking to Jenny’s Canyon:

Jenny’s Canyon is a short hike to a beautiful slot canyon inside of Snow Canyon State Park.
Jennys Canyon Snow Canyon State Park

Jenny’s Canyon is 1/2 mile round trip but it is well worth the short hike.

Jennys Canyon Hike

The canyon is beautiful and a great spot to take young kids.

Jennys Canyon Trail

The trail is very sandy and hot on the approach but the canyon is usually a cool relief from the desert sun.

Jennys Overlook

There is a plaque near the mouth of the canyon but when we went we couldn’t make out any words or the picture because it was so weathered.

Snow Canyon Jennys Canyon

Dogs are not allowed off of any paved trails in Snow Canyon State Park.

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Trail Info: The trailhead starts right next to the road. As you enter the park there is a nominal park fee. They should give you a map. The trailhead is close to the south entrance at the bottom of Snow Canyon State Park.


Jenny’s Canyon Trailhead: 37.188228,-113.644351

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Explore the dangerous Hidden Canyon in Zion

Tom’s Experience hiking Hidden Canyon:

Hidden Canyon is an adventurous hike inside of Zion National Park. The trail starts at the Weeping Rock Trailhead which is the 7th stop for the Zion Canyon Shuttle.

Zion's Hikes

The trail starts off very steep as it makes its way along the mostly-paved trail up the canyon. You will have great views of Angels Landing in the distance and Big Bend almost the entire hike until you enter the canyon.

Hidden Canyon Hike

You will reach a signed fork that points you towards Hidden Canyon. From here there are a few short switchbacks that lead to a nice view point. After the view point the trail gets narrow and there are chains in the rock similar to Angles Landing.

Hiking Hidden Canyon

You aren’t nearly as exposed as Angels Landing but if you are afraid of heights you may need to turn around here. The trail portion with chains is really neat as you walk along a ledge with steep drop-offs on one side.

Zions Hidden Canyon

Once you reach the entrance of Hidden Canyon you can explore the canyon up as far as you would like. Eventually you will reach a small arch on the right side of the canyon wall that is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it.

Hidden Canyon Arch

Just turn around when you are ready or when you reach an obstacle you can’t get up. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Total round trip mileage is about 3 miles total to the arch and back with a 1000 foot elevation gain.

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Trail Info: Exit the Zion shuttle at the Weeping Rock Trailhead. There are outhouses at the trailhead as well as maps and other information.


Weeping Rock Trailhead:     37.270905,-112.938482

Mouth of Hidden Canyon:     37.26791,-112.938479

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