For people who are visiting Zion national park in the summers, the Coal Pits Wash trail is not a suitable hike as the temperatures along this trail remain typically 85-115 degrees from 9 AM to 8 PM. However, during the winters, when the rest of Zion national park remains chilly, this trail is a perfect haven as there is a sunny exposure that keeps you warm. Between the time period of March, April, and May. You can also spot beautiful wildflowers that look pretty and inviting.
Entrance Ticket Details For Coal Pits Wash Trail
- You need to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park.
- Private Vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less): $30 Valid for 7 days.
- Motorcycle: $25 Valid for 7 days.
- Per Person: $15 Valid for 7 days.
- Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
How to Reach Coal Pits Wash Trail
- By Car.
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0.07% of people who visit Zion National Park include Coal Pits Wash Trail in their plan
95% of people start their Coal Pits Wash Trail visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Coal Pits Wash Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Coal Pits Wash Trail
People normally also visit Zion-mt. Carmel Highway while planning their trip to Coal Pits Wash Trail.
Coal Pits Wash Trail Reviews & Ratings
Located off Hwy. 9 about 6 1/2 miles east of the town on Virgin, you'll find a pull out on the north side of the road where you have access to the Coalpits Wash Trailhead. Trail good for a day hike or short overnight back pack trip. The trail follows near or along a creek which can turn into a river during rainy season so there is a possibility of getting your feet wet. The views on the trail are gorgeous and being that this trail draws few people makes it one of my favorites. There are designated camp areas if you are backpacking and you need a permit to use them. Please take out what you bring in so this area stays pristine. Bring plenty of water or a way to treat the water from the creek. Good trail for birders along the creek among the cottonwood trees
Excellent desert hiking