Zebra Canyon

Zebra Canyon is a stunning and unique out-and-back canyon located in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Hike through the narrow slot to find the beautiful pink and white striped pattern along the sides of the canyon walls.

Location: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Trail Type: Hiking
Length: 5.3 miles roundtrip
Elevation gain: 225 ft
Approximate hiking time: 3-4 hours

 

The trail

Getting to Zebra Canyon requires a drive down Hole in the Rock Road just outside Escalante. About 8 miles down, you’ll see the trailhead. From there, cross the road where you’ll find a well-marked path near a cattle guard. Follow this path for about 45 minutes until you get to the entrance of the slot canyon where it connects to Harris Wash. As you start hiking the slot canyon, it will become more narrow. Depending on time of year and recent weather, you may find some pools of water that can reach waist deep in places.

Although the hike is rated as “easy” and great for families, most of it is exposed with little shade and can get very hot during the summer months. The best time to hike is in spring and fall. Make sure to bring plenty of water. This is a dog-friendly trail (dogs must be kept on leash).

 

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