Located near the mouth of Fiddler’s Canyon in Cedar City, this paved trail packs some punch as it climbs nearly 250 feet in less than one mile. This trail is a convenient option for a quick walk, ride or run if you’re looking for something more strenuous and don’t have a lot of time. This trail is suitable for children and adults of all skill and fitness levels. This trail is also open to wheelchairs, however due to some steep grades, assistance may be required.


The Fiddler’s Canyon Trail begins on Cottontail Drive on the north side of Cedar City. To reach the trail from the intersection of Center Street and Main Street in Cedar City:

  1. Drive north on Main Street for 3.0 miles to the junction with Nichols Canyon Road.
  2. Turn right onto Nichols Canyon Road and continue 0.5 miles to Cottontail Drive.
  3. Turn left onto Cottontail Drive and continue 300 yards to the start of the trail on the right.

There is no off-street parking so park along the road. Please be courteous around nearby homes.

The Route

From Cottontail Drive, begin walking or riding on the Fiddler’s Canyon Trail heading east toward the mountains. The trail meanders back and forth in a natural open space behind private homes. Continue on as the slope climbs steadily at a pace that is sure to get your heart pumping. Several park benches are located along the trail if you feel like taking a break.

After approximately 0.5 miles, the trail crosses a closed section of 1100 East before crossing the creek bed on a bridge. Continue on another quarter mile to the end of the trail near the mouth of Fiddler’s Canyon. Return the way you came.

Rules & Regulations

  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Clean up after pets.


This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.