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Mystery Canyon

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Distance
3.83 mi
Elevation gain
1,877 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
3,944 ft
Max elevation
6,820 ft
TrailRank 
8 5
Min elevation
4,440 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
871
Uploaded
March 11, 2016
Recorded
March 2016
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6,820 ft
4,440 ft
3.83 mi

near Zion Lodge, Utah (United States)

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Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,504 ft

dMysteryR1-3

Raps 1 - 3 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 1 anchored from 2 glue-in anchors LDC and drops about 50 feet. Rap 2 anchored from 2 anchors RDC and drops about 50 feet. Rap 3 anchored from 2 glue-in anchors LDC and drops about 40 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,763 ft

dMysteryR10

Rap 10 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 10 anchored from one of two sets of bolted anchors at the end of a sandstone ledge LDC and drops about 135 feet to a pool below with a huge choke stone near the bottom.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,540 ft

dMysteryR11

Rap 11 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 11 is anchored from 2 glu-in anchors LDC and drops about 120 feet to the Virgin River Narrows.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,376 ft

dMysteryR4-5

Raps 4 - 5 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 4 anchored from singe bolted anchor RDC and drops about 15 feet. Rap 5 anchored from 2 anchors RDC and drops about 25 feet over 2 stages.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,314 ft

dMysteryR6

Rap 6 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 6 anchored from 2 bolted anchors RDC and drops about 20 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,205 ft

dMysteryR7-8

Raps 7 - 8 in Mystery Canyon. Rap 7 anchored from 2 bolted anchors and drops about 50 feet. Rap 8 anchored from a single bolted anchor RDC and drops about 25 feet but should be down climbable by most.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,616 ft

jEastMesaTrl

Junction where the East Mesa trail starts off the East Rim trail and heads toward Observation point.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,755 ft

jHidnCynTrlBt

Junction off the Observation trail where the Hidden Canyon trail starts.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,526 ft

jNotMystery

This is where you would leave the trail to get to teh head of NotMystery Canyon. The apex of the NotMystery Canyon meets the trail about 800 feet east of this point.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,505 ft

jObservatnPt

Junction off of the East Mesa trail to Observation Point.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,509 ft

jRiverWalkEnd

This is where the river walk side walk meets the river in The Narrows.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,098 ft

sMysteryLakDam

Top of the natural dam that forms a seasonal lake in Mystery Canyon. Great views down canyon from here.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,439 ft

tNarrowsBot

Bottom trailhead for the Virgin River Narrows at the Temple of Sinawava.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,364 ft

tObpntWpRk

Trail head for Weeping Rock and Observation Point.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,359 ft

wBusStpWeepRock

Weepeing Rock and East Rim trail bus stop.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,215 ft

yEcho-LowerTp

Of note there is a USDI - NPS elevation marker here that says the elevation is 5194.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,300 ft

yEcho-MidBt

Bottom Exit of Echo Canyon.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,540 ft

yMysteryBt

Bottom exit of Mystery Canyon where it meets the Virgin River Narrows after the 120 foot Rap 11.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,758 ft

yMysteryTp

Top entry to Mystery Canyon.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,313 ft

yNot-MysteryTp

Top of Not Mystery got it's name from people getting in mistakenly and needing rescue. Final rap is about 500 feet down to the river walk with bad rock fall problems. Canyon has been closed.

Comments  (1)

  • timpsgu Feb 18, 2018

    Great canyon but difficult to obtain a permit. Much more hiking downhill than expected. Did it in the fall and loves the fall colors. Loved it.

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