The East Rim Trail – Zion National Park

This trail begins at a trailhead adjacent to the park’s East Entrance Station. From here it is one-way hike of nine miles to Weeping Rock, which is an excellent day hike through beautiful stands of Ponderosa pine and open mesa tops with distant vistas of canyons and plateaus with a final descent to Weeping Rock through the spectacular slot of Echo Canyon . The more ambitious can access trails leading out to viewpoints located on Deertrap and Cable Mountain with their broad panoramas of Zion Canyon below. There is a spring, which runs most of the year that makes this an attractive area for overnight backpacking. Zion Rock and Guide can help you to plan either a one-day or multiple night stay on the wild east mesas of Zion .