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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Description: This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're...
This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.
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This is a strenous 4 mile hike up, but its worth every bit of it with amazing views for the majority of the trail. Going down was a lot faster, but some parts can be scary to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a strenous 4 mile hike up, but its worth every bit of it with amazing views for the majority of the trail. Going down was a lot faster, but some parts can be scary to someone afraid of heights. The trail is a total 8 miles and took us a good 4 hours. The view at the end... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great hike. It was 8 miles round trip from Weeping Rock drop off. This is a challenging hike and not for the faint of heart when it come to heights because there are drops straight down well over 1000 feet on the 4ft ledges you hike on. When you get to the top, you hike on flat... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The hike from the bottom of the Canyon to Observation Point is, in itself, amazing. You see a vast array of geological features with some breathtaking views, and the view from the top is far superior to that of Angel's Landing. I spent three days in the park and took all the hikes, and this is BY FAR the best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We took the 'short cut' to Observation Point via the East Mesa trail. This in itself is an adventure as you drive the ascent instead of climbing it and the road eventually turns into a dirt path that is not passable without an ATV or all wheel drive vehicle. Neither of which we had, so we added about a mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For me - I preferred this to angels Landing. It's a longer and tougher hike but it's quieter and lot more scenic on the way. The views from the top are phenomenal. This was one of my favourite hikes of our North America trip.

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St George, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hike will burn a lot of calories while getting to one of the most beautiful views in Zion National Park. You look down on Angel's Landing. Takes approximately 2 hours up, and 1 hour down, with a 1/2 hour to eat lunch and enjoy the view. It's a workout though to get there as you ascend over 2,000 feet.

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The hike is a little over 3 miles each way (starting on the East Rim, not the actual Zion's Canyon) and is worth the incredible view if you are okay with a moderate hike. The view is truly breathtaking.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of nature's most rewarding sites! Breathtaking views. As the sun shifts, the shadows and colors change frequently. Nice lodge. Clean restrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We did this trail from the shuttle bus the day after we had done Angel's Landing. And we enjoyed this trail a lot more, mainly because it was so much less congested. The trail starts up from the Virgin River canyon shuttle bus stop by means of the inevitable switchbacks. But it soon enters Echo canyon where the landscape changes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

10 miles in total, 5 miles uphill, then 5 miles down. The view at the end is completely worth it though, pictures do not do the view, or the trail, any justice. The hike is much less crowded in comparison to Angels landing, but make sure to bring lots of water.

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Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Zion National Park

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