This route consists of the Lower Rhyolite Canyon, Sarah Deming and Heart of Rocks Loop Trails.
LENGTH: 7.3 miles/ 11.8 km round trip.
ACCESS: Visitor Center Parking Lot
TRAIL: Lower Rhyolite Canyon Trail begins as an easy level walk in the lower canyon forest, but soon starts climbing up Rhyolite Canyon. Sarah Deming Canyon gains 880 ft/268 m to reach the top of the ridge. Heart of Rocks Loop has many of the most unusual rock formations in the monument. Start the loop to the left and hike clockwise for the best views and easiest walking. Lots of rock steps make this a challenging loop, but it's worth the effort.