Sawmill Springs, Water Canyon, Hildale, Utah

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You can gather water at Hildale’s City Park…near base of the canyon…where the community has tapped the spring water. There’s taps with levers to turn on the flow. If you want to hike to the source…you can do that also…a couple mile hike..but beautiful. The flow is continuous at the spring itself and flowing year round At the park…there are levers… to turn on the flow http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-canaan-mountain.htm

There is water riddled throughout Caanan Mountain and the surrounding National Park area…if you hike the trails you’ll find springs popping up everywhere…feeding the abundant wildlife. Sawmill Springs is just the main one.

Additional info here.

Nearest Address

Hildale is located on Arizona Highway 389 between Fredonia, Arizona and Hurricane, Utah. Hildale is a polygamist settlement at the southern base of Canaan Mountain that encompass the small towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah. The two towns are really one community, but the state line runs through them, dividing them. The population is just under 2000. Trailhead – Hildale, Arizona is located just off AZ Highway 389 between Hurricane, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. From the highway, enter Hildale using Utah Avenue. Follow the paved road for about 3-miles, looking for the dirt road on the right that leads to Water Canyon. If you see Hildale’s city park then you have missed the road to Water Canyon. There is an intersection a little more than a half-mile up the dirt road. Stay left at the intersection. There is a small reservoir about 2 miles up the road. Continue to the end of the road where there is an unsigned parking area for the Water Canyon Trail.

Directions from Nearest Address

Trailhead – Hildale, Arizona is located just off AZ Highway 389 between Hurricane, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. From the highway, enter Hildale using Utah Avenue. Follow the paved road for about 3-miles, looking for the dirt road on the right that leads to Water Canyon. If you see Hildale’s city park then you have missed the road to Water Canyon. There is an intersection a little more than a half-mile up the dirt road. Stay left at the intersection. There is a small reservoir about 2 miles up the road. Continue to the end of the road where there is an unsigned parking area for the Water Canyon Trail. http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-canaan-mountain.htm

Vital Information

  • Fee: None. Gates are sometimes closed to the park on weekends…..it varies.
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 42
  • Temp: 50 F
  • pH: 7.5

Hours Spring is Open:

The spring/hike is open all the time. Paved Dirt Road. The Hildale community park’s gates, where the taps are….is sometimes closed on the weekends.

GPS:

Parking in Water Canyon 37°02.269 N

Map Link: Sawmill Springs Map

Submitted by: Jake

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  1. Chris says:

    I recently got water from this spring on Aug 8th. I drank a little and didnt feel well. I had the water tested and it appears there is a high concentration of bacteria. I didnt die but the tester told me that he would even think of drinking the water. Im wondering if anyone else had this experience.

    • FindASpring Com says:

      Chris, when taking water “in the wild”, no matter how certain you are of it’s purity, you should always boil it before drinking.  You only have to bring it to a boil– there is no need to boil for X minutes, and this is true for any altitude where you don’t need oxygen to survive.  ALWAYS boil water (and let it cool down obviously) before drinking– this advice can save your life– especially in a survival situation where you can’t get immediate medical help.

  2. Chris says:

    I recently got water from this spring on Aug 8th. I drank a little and didnt feel well. I had the water tested and it appears there is a high concentration of bacteria. I didnt die but the tester told me that he would even think of drinking the water. Im wondering if anyone else had this experience.

  3. FlyNoy says:

    I just filled up with 8 gallons of this water from the city park… so I’ll report back on what happens but so far so good. Very good tasting and energizing water.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks. I completely forgot about this post. This was my first spring water experience. In hindsight I would say the I did not feel ill. I believe it was my bodies reaction to having real water for the first time in 20+ years.
      I now feel that this water awakened something in me and I found a new desire for healthy living. I have been back to this spring since and gotten 40 more gallons, it is excellent.
      I believe the man who tested the water for me before was speaking from a standard water perspective rather than living water. This is the closest I have found to our home in Vegas so we will surely be back. Would love to hear your experience.

      • Eduardo says:

        hi anonymous, any chance we could share the expense of getting this spring water, i haven’t been able to figure out how to get the real thing and stop buying the “spring water” here in Vegas, thx

      • Elena says:

        Thank you for your comment. I live in LV too and I believe this is the closest spring. Was it easy to refill the water into bottles?

  4. Nancy says:

    I have been drinking this spring water for almost a year. It is absolutely from the gods!! Pure and smooth. We had problems conceiving and I had changed to a Real Pure food diet and had been on that for 2 years and nothing. I’m positive that this water changed everything. We are not 5 months pregnant!! thank you earth for providing this wonderful water.

  5. Peter says:

    I’ve been gathering water from this Canyon for several years. It’s the only water I’ll drink. The local cities can keep their poison water.

  6. John says:

    I read here that somebody said it’s necessary to boil all spring water before drinking it. I have not heard this before (though I am fairly new to world of artesian/spring waters) and wondered if anybody else can chime in with more information as to whether or not boiling is necessary.
    Personally, I believe boiling the water even for a short while may kill bacteria, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing as bacteria are a vital part of our bodies’ homeostasis. Most bacteria are not “bad” although everybody’s flora are different and the gut will receive and process differently from one person to the next.
    Anyway, your thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks for all those who have shared and had such positive experiences. Have any of you folks boiled yours from this spring?
    Thanks.

  7. karissa anthony says:

    Can someone please guide me through this, back in Feb I tried to find this spring and I had no luck.

  8. Aaron Birk says:

    Sorry friends: The spigots at this Park are dry and rusty. The park is overgrown and abandoned. Today is April 10, 2019

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