This remote and colorful area of Southern Utah can be reached from St George in about one hour, from Las Vegas in 2.5 hours or Kanab Utah in 1 hour 45 minutes. The area is exceptional for both hikers and photographers and isn't in the well-traveled/photographed category like places such as Antelope Canyon, White Pocket, or Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. The hike is considered moderate and is a minimum of 4 miles roundtrip.
This area will reward you with the landscape images you are looking for. There will be constant views of Zion National Park as well as the multi-colored stripes of the Candy Cliffs that will keep you amazed all day. Utah’s famed Navajo Sandstone has been lifted up by the volcanic rock below and then weathered into the well-known domes, creating features known as “brain rock” and “turtlebacks” that are located throughout Arizona and Utah. Checking out all these features might just leave you speechless. Those that have visited Coyote Buttes or White Pocket, will recognize the familiar feel found in the rock formations here, but will no doubt appreciate the differences of the color palette.
50 miles driving roundtrip
Elevation4600ft (1402m) elevation
DifficultyModerate 3 plus miles of hiking with 1 hour each way in vehicle
AttractionsLong scenic views of Greater Zion including Arizona
Hike is at the base of Pine Valley/Signal peak 10369ft
Great photo area including exposed volcanic cinder cones next to colorful sandstone
Hiking trail includes Juniper/Pinion/cactus wildflowers
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Tour Price: $199.00
① Scenic drive to Candy Cliffs location past large deep canyons with overlooks.
② Hike an old jeep trail 1.5/3 m/k to the edge of the Candy Cliffs.
③ Possibility to see ancient petroglyphs.
④ Multiple colored sandstone brain rock next to volcanic blackrock.
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