Hiking The Orderville Canyon
The 20th most popular hiking trail in Utah.
Tuesday 9 May 2017 03:30 GMT
Northeast of St. George and Springdale in the Zion National Park, the Orderville Canyon hiking trek is a 12 mile route through 3 foot wide slot canyon. Start upstream off North Fork Road and head downstream to the Virgin Narrows River Trail. This is a very difficult route requiring climbing equipment to descend numerous high drops. At the Virgin River, the trail follows the river bed downstream. You will be wet the entire time, and for most of the year, gators and water shoes are required. Watch out for flash floods which can raise the water to 30+ feet deep in minutes.
The trailhead is off North Fork Road north of the East Entrance.
Overall, Orderville Canyon is the 20th most popular hiking trail of all 38 hikes in Utah. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Orderville Canyon including Narrows Trail, La Verkin Creek Trail and Angels Landing Trail.