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Trailhead: As a one-way journey (recommended), this hike requires a shuttle. For those with two vehicles who want to self-shuttle, use either trailhead.
• Lee Pass Trailhead: From Springdale, drive west on SR 9 until you reach the town of LaVerkin. At the Chevron/Farmer’s Market intersection, turn right. Drive through Toquerville, to Interstate 15. Drive north on I-15 for13 miles to exit 40, the entrance to the Kolob Canyons, ZNP. Follow Kolob Canyons Road to the marked trailhead.
• Hop Valley Trailhead: From Springdale, drive west on SR 9 through Rockville and into Virgin(15 minutes). Just after the Zion River Resort, turn right on the Kolob Terrace road. Drive approx. 12 miles (19.9 km) north to the trailhead,on the left-hand side of the road, just past the Park Boundary. Park in the smallposted lot.
Mileage: 13.3 miles (21.4 km), one-way
Elevation Gain: 300 feet (91 meters), net gain
Approximate Hike Time: 8 to 10 hours, one-way
Difficulty: Moderate, with some long, sandy slogs
Crowds: Creekside, expect a few dozen of backpackers and day-hikers. Hop Valley is usually quieter, but sometimes hosts parties of pack animals.