Hiking The Orderville Canyon

The 20th most popular hiking trail in Utah.

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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.

Orderville Canyon in Zion National Park

Orderville Canyon in Zion National Park

Orderville Canyon Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Zion National Park (435) 772-3256; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN.

Recommended Book:  "Zion National Park Guide" from Moon Travel Guide

Recommended Map:  "Zion National Park Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Flanigans Inn (800) 765-RSVP; Terrace Brook Lodge (800) 342-6779; Zion CG (435) 772-3237

Luxury Loding:  Zion Park Lodge (435) 772-3213; Desert Pearl Inn, Springdale (435) 772-8888

Breakfast Restaurant:  Deep Creek Coffee; Bumbleberry Restaurant

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/zion/

GPS:  37.3364, -112.8492

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  5/9/2017

ID:  12654

Orderville Canyon Hiking Map


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