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Good trail, but don't do the whole loop.

The first part of the trail (out to the loop) is pretty typical trail (nice views of the west... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Sandy and good views

Good views and a good hike with my kids. Sandy and rough going in some spots. Watch for horses... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Twin Falls, Idaho
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Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The first part of the trail (out to the loop) is pretty typical trail (nice views of the west canyon wall and peaks, not too sandy, some shade). However, I wish we had done the loop portion as an out-and-back on the east side of...More

Thank SixContinentz
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We've been to Zion several times and wanted to try a hike we hadn't done before. We read the trail descriptions all saying it was a sandy trail, but thought it might be like the Canyon Overlook trail in terms of being sandy. It was...More

1  Thank kleinap
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Good views and a good hike with my kids. Sandy and rough going in some spots. Watch for horses and droppings.

Thank El_Chavo_2
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We did Sand Bench Loop, accessing it from the Patriarch Bus Stop in late December ( 2 wks before a major rockfall). No horses or horse waste on the trails which were icy and in parts muddy. Limited numbers of other hikers on the trail....More

Thank Dagmar B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We did our Christmas day hike here in the snow. Great because it was accessible even with the snow/ice on other trails and so beautiful. Saw many mule deer near the river and breathtaking views.

Thank bdonaghey
Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you are thinking you will hike this trail you will be hiking in a ton of horse poop. This is the only trail the horses are allowed on so their many tours a day utilize it. It is a great very of the patriarchs...More

1  Thank mrsrcruz
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Sand Bench Trail is one of Zion's quietest, least travailed trails. Although the full loop can be quite lengthy and time consuming, a shortened version of it is a marvelous hike. We started from the Court of the Patriarchs and hiked along the river...More

1  Thank Lasirena37
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is loop trail is shared with horses from March to October. It goes along the edge of Virgin River, in between Canyon Drive and the Court of the Patriarchs. We encountered no other hikers and enjoyed getting right next to the Patriarchs.

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

I ran this trail from the lodge and absolutely loved it. It had some unexpected elevation which added some kick. The views at sunset are stunning and I came across a herd of elk as well as some wild turkeys. Trails are a mix between...More

Thank julp29
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This is actually a horse trail used by a company that takes guests on 3 hour trail rides. We encountered 2 groups during our hike. The trail leaders were really nice. We hiked the entire loop & got praised for our tenacity. The trail is...More

1  Thank Maura M
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