Noah's Ark Trail - Parowan Utah in 360 Degrees



Noah's Ark Trail - Parowan Utah
Noah's Ark Trail - Parowan Utah

Noah's Ark Trail

 - Parowan Utah in 360 Degrees



So not only is Noah's Ark feel like it is on top of the world, but it the shape does look like the top of a ship, when you get closer the walls look very different and almost man made, and then at the base it curves under and has cave like areas.  It might be hard to see this shape as a Noah's Ark from this photo, and I know it is definitely not the real thing, but it is fun to see the similarities, and remember that God has power to help us do great things, and power to protect us when things get bad.
Another Mountain Range that I think also looks like a Ship - Maybe That is the Official Noah's Ark - Not Sure? Another Mountain Range that I think also looks like a Ship in the distance.
Another Mountain Range that I think also looks like a Ship - Maybe That is the Official Noah's Ark? - Not Sure

360 Video Of Noah's Ark Trail







INFORMATION ABOUT NOAH'S ARK HIKE

  • 3.5 Hours South of SLC by Parowan, Utah
  • 3-4 Mile Hike
  • About 1200 feet elevation gain
  • Amazing Vista View Hike of beautiful Red Mountains and of course Noah's Ark.
  • Bridge is washed out, so you need to cross on one of the trees across stream, or if you walk down to across from the little house and put on water shoes, you can just walk across here.  The banks are not so steep that is it easy to cross.  If you choose to cross on the logs, the one log is almost 2 feet in diameter, so it is plenty wide to safely cross.  It is just higher up, and I am not a huge fan of that.  The second log by the house is only about 1 foot in diameter, but it is not that high off the stream.  Lots of options if you decide to brave crossing the stream and enjoying this hike.  Just do something you feel safe with.

WHY DOES ALL TRAILS CALL THIS A HARD TRAIL?
All Trails calls this a HARD trail.  When I see that, I just get a little frustrated for I want to know WHY.  I have been on numerous hikes that were labeled hard that I did not think were hard.  So here is my list of things I think make a trail HARD, and answers to those questions.
  1.  Is it hard because of length or elevation gain?      No.  It is a lot of uphill, but it is not bad.  Just take a short break if you get winded.  You are pretty high in elevation.
  2.   Is it hard because of bouldering or hiking maneuvers?  No.  There is no hard moves on this hike. 
  3. Is it hard because of loose rocks on a steep incline?  Maybe.  Up at the top it is not bad to climb up, but remember you need to get back down.  If you have poles, the small sections where there are a few loose rocks that are on a incline wouldn't be hard, but there are 2-3 about 10 foot sections that the trail is narrow, and the incline is a little steep that if you didn't bring poles it might not be bad to not finish to the end.  The best views are not up close to the ark anyway.  They are seeing it from afar.  
  4. The bridge being gone I think also makes this a harder hike.  If you are prepared though and have water shoes, and you cross down lower with your hiking sticks, I am not sure it really is that bad. 

2D Video of Noah's Ark in Parowan Utah


360 Sphere Close to top of Noah's Ark Trail




Amazing Red Mountain across from Noah's Ark.  Almost could be the bottom part of the boat.
Amazing Red Mountain across from Noah's Ark.  Almost could be the bottom part of the boat.  

360 Google Earth View on Trail.  Definitely Feels like a Top of the World Hike! 





360 Video Noah's Ark Trail




Amazing Views from the Noah's Ark Trail.
Amazing Views from the Noah's Ark Trail.

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD - INSTRUCTIONS FOR HIKE

If you take exit 78 Parowan exit off I-15 and then take UT-143 S and turn on Bowery Creek Rd and watch for this Gate below.  Google Maps did not get me here with its directions.  I think I have fixed it, but just in case here is the coordinates of this gate.

37°47'40.8"N 112°47'35.4"W
Bowery Creek Rd, Parowan, UT 84761
Google Map Link to Trail Head Location
Gate for Trail Head for Noah's Ark
The Problem with Noah's Ark right now, is the bridge is blown out.  There is a Log that is almost 2 feet in diameter that is a good option for crossing.  Right to my right.

Where Bridge is Blown Out for Noah's Ark Trail
Where Bridge is Blown Out for Noah's Ark Trail
VIDEO OF THE THIS SPOT, the stream and options.



I crossed here, and it wasn't that bad, but I don't like crossing logs, so on the way back, I wondered what other options people have.  If you walk the dirt road down to an old house, there the banks are shallow, the stream wider, and if you change from your hiking shoes to some water shoes, and use your poles, this is a good place to cross.  It also has another log here you can cross that is not as wide, but it also is not that high above the water, and has branches to hold on to.
   
Location Coordinates of a good safe spot to cross the stream.  37.7951310, -112.7964840

Once you get across the stream, the trail is heading off to the left.  You want to watch for this sign below, and then you will know you are on the correct trail.

Noah's Ark Trailhead Sign
Noah's Ark Trailhead Sign

Amazing Red Top Mountain you see often from Noah's Ark Trail.  I think it is also looks like a ship in water.
Amazing Red Top Mountain you see often from Noah's Ark Trail.  I think it is also looks like a ship in water.

Videos of a Tricky Spots on the Trail.  Don't head out in scary areas, make sure you look around to see if there is a switch back, and watch for Cairns if not sure.

2D Video of area to watch for Switchback.


360 Video of the spot you need to watch for the Cairns


360 VIDEO to CAIRN SPOT









Amazing Red Top Mountain you see often from Noah's Ark Trail.  I think it is also looks like a ship in water.
Amazing Red Top Mountain you see often from Noah's Ark Trail. 

Naroowleaf Stoneseed flower along the trail.
Naroowleaf Stoneseed flower along the trail. 

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT - How do some bloom in such rocky soil? 

It amazes me when I see a flower like the one above, growing in a hot desert in an area just covered in tons of rocks.  How did you grow little one?  You are such a beautiful flower, but you survived in crazy circumstances.  Some people amaze me just like this flower.  They have trial after trial that just make it hard to be happy and bloom, but they still do.  May we find those that are trying so hard to bloom but are trying to make it in really hard environments.  Find ways to help them and love them so that they may have the strength to bloom and enjoy the sun.



Views along Noah's Ark Trail- Parowan Utah
Views along Noah's Ark Trail- Parowan Utah


360 Noah's Ark Trail






Only Tricky Navigation spot on the Trail.  The trail actually jogs to the right, and there is a Cairn at the top right by the breaks in the trees.  If in doubt... look around for a Cairn., or backtrack until you know you are for sure on the trail.
Only Tricky Navigation spot on the Trail.  The trail actually jogs to the right, and there is a Cairn at the top right by the breaks in the trees.  If in doubt... look around for a Cairn., or backtrack until you know you are for sure on the trail.

360 Video Up by the Top of Noah's Ark - make sure you rotate it around to see it ALL!








WEIRD CREVASSES AT THE BASE OF NOAH'S ARK


At the base Noah's Ark there are caves and weird Crevasses. To me the one below looks like a but crack.  Notice the wall of Noah's Ark has Round Rocks sticking out.  It almost looks chiseled. 

Butt Crack of Noah's Ark
Butt Crack of Noah's Ark

This one looks like a creatures mouth and eyes.
This one looks like a creatures mouth and eyes. 

Wall of Noah's Ark.  Notice how the trail turns rocky up closer to the Ark, and how the Walls are created by those rocks cemented together. .
Wall of Noah's Ark.  Notice how the trail turns rocky up closer to the Ark, and how the Walls are created by those rocks cemented together. .

Front section of Noah's Ark
Front section of Noah's Ark

Back Section of Noah's Ark - Notice the pretty layers of mountain ranges.
Back Section of Noah's Ark - Notice the pretty layers of mountain ranges.

This is where I turned around on the trail.  I was so close to the end, but I was not loving the steepness of the trail here heading down here towards the back of Noah's Ark.
This is where I turned around on the trail.  I was so close to the end, but I was not loving the steepness of the trail here heading down here towards the back of Noah's Ark.  

Video of The Tree Struck by Lightning  where I turned around.





Do You Want to See More 360 Images On Noah' Ark Trail?  Just Click on the Noahs Ark Google Earth Link, then click on the little dude in the bottom corner, then any blue dot to see more. 


VERMILLION CASTLE AREA ACROSS THE ROAD FROM NOAH'S ARK IS BEAUTIFUL!



If you make it out here, my favorite part, was driving past the Noah's Ark Trailhead, for the views for the next few miles are extremely pretty.  It has white cone like structures in front of Dark red cliffs.  It is just really unique and interesting.  Across the road from Noah's Ark is a trail called Vermillion Castle that also looks very interesting.  If you look at the photos below, you can maybe see why this area is called a Castle area.

Vermillion Castle Area just up road from Noah's Ark Trailhead.
Vermillion Castle Area just up road from Noah's Ark Trailhead.

Vermillion Castle Area just up road from Noah's Ark Trailhead.
Vermillion Castle Area just up road from Noah's Ark Trailhead.
Views of Vermillion Castle just North East of Noah's Ark Trailhead.



If you liked this area, I think you will also LOVE


BALD MOUNTAIN
Also an amazing Vista View - Top of the World type Hike that has rocks along the trail that are so unique.  There are rock walls, rock stairs, beautiful flowers growing next to pretty rocks, but the best part it you are so high up you can see 12 lakes around this area from this hike.   Amazing Hike.  Definitely Check it Out! 




_______________________________________________
also 
Double O Arch, Devil's Garden Primitive Loop 
is a crazy cool hike. You walk on Rock Fins, and see 7 arches on one hike.  You also have areas that you feel like you are on Top of the World  and can see forever.  Fabulous.  Check it out in 360 Degrees.
Devils Garden Primitive Loop



________________________________________________

Island In The Sky - Gran View Point in Canyonlands
is also an amazing Vista View - Top of the World Hike.  It is shocking to be so high and see birds fly below you . Amazing landscapes from so very high up. 


_________________________

If you have enjoyed this post, please consider the following Sponsor Links.  












Popular Posts