Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
855.00 ft (260.60 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
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The parking area for this trail is just before Snow Canyon State Park’s southern entrance. The trail is at the left corner of the parking lot. Follow the trail around a butte through open desert. After you pass a ranch on the left, you'll begin to enter Padre Canyon. The trail is initially on the right side of the canyon’s dry wash, but it eventually crosses. It is difficult to decide which side to follow. The trail on the left side of the dry wash looks easier to follow, but there is a section further up that has washed out. You must go back on the trail and into the wash until you can find another way. The goal is to reach the obvious saddle. Once on top of the saddle, the trail is easier to find as you descend with great views of the Whiterocks area. The trail ends on the Three Ponds Trail. Return the way you came, or complete this as part of a loop with the Three Ponds Trail and Whiptail Trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Sandstone features and views.

Cons

Trail is difficult to find at times.

Trailhead Elevation

3,154.00 ft (961.34 m)

Highest point

3,775.00 ft (1,150.62 m)

Features

Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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