The remote East side of Zion National Park presents a wonderland to the adventurous hiker. Unlike the main canyon, the East side... more » contains a landscape of gradual slickrock and slot canyons. If a person has the proper skills (and footwear) the slickrock can lead to remote areas where few will ever venture.
Cockeye Falls is one such hike. Starting in the bed of Clear Creek, looking into the slot canyon of Hidden Garden, then climbing the massive 900 foot slickrock slab to the saddle beside peak 6460, one is greeted at every turn with something wondrous. Hoodoos, Moki-marbles, Mountain sheep and Pine trees of every kind lead you into one of the most remote parts of Zions.
The Guide Photo shows the Prominent Peak 6460 (center top), the obvious deep slash of slot canyon Hidden Gardens and the massive slickrock slab (picture left of slot canyon) as seen from Progeny Peak.
Special Thanks to Bo Beck and Tanya Milligan for their Zion National Park hiking guide. Their link can be found under "Other Resources".
GPS track can be downloaded from Other Resources under "Trip Report". less «