Sunset at Watchman Trail, Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is renowned for its beautiful sunset scenery, and one of the most popular places to view the sunset is along the Virgin River looking out across a tall peak of red sandstone on the Watchman Trail. It is a moderate 2 mile hike with a 450 feet ascend and offers sweeping views of the Zion Canyon. You can see the Visitor Center, the Court of the Patriarchs, and the campground from up there.

Watchman Trail is a great way to spend the evening watching the sunset and enjoy fantastic views. In summer, it does get quite hot though as the hike doesn’t have much shade along the way. So, prepare accordingly. As you descend down, take a walk on Pa’Rus Trail all the way to the Canyon Junction shuttle stop. Its a great way to enjoy the best sunset experience in Zion.

Watchman Trail Sunset in Zion in Pictures

Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
Watchman Trail offers sweeping views of the valley in Zion National Park
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Court of the Patriachs
Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
View of the mountains from top Watchman Trail viewpoint
Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
View of Court of the Patriachs from Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
Watchman Trail, Zion National Park
Sunset at Watchman Trail, Zion National Park

Been to Zion and watched the sunset at Watchman Trail? Let us know in comments what was your experience like. We would love to hear from you! If you haven’t been to Zion but are planning to, check out our list of top things to do in Zion National Park.

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Shirish & Olya

Originally from different parts of the world, Shirish & Olya are a married couple based in San Francisco who share a passion for travel, outdoors and landscape photography. In summer of 2019, they hit the road in an RV visiting 19 national parks in US and Canada covering over 10K miles. This trip inspired them to create Outdoorsome, that they built on the road, as a way to help others discover new places around the world.

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