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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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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Perfect family hike. View is incredible

We went to Observation Point with a van load including young children as well as angst ridden teens. The trail had a few tough spots but I would consider a beginner level. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Observation Point with a van load including young children as well as angst ridden teens. The trail had a few tough spots but I would consider a beginner level. The end of the trail is quite extraordinary and the view is surreal. If you are looking for a quick and relatively easy hike that does not take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Observation Point is a must do hike in Zion National Park. Although the elevation gain is not tremendous, you can still tell you are doing some good work. There are fantastic views throughout most of the hike and the view at Observation Point of Angel's Landing is priceless.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you only do one hike in Zion, it needs to be this one. The view at the end is fantastic. The trail can be a bit much for some with part of the trail having narrow trails next to steep dropoffs and some slippery areas. You do need good hiking boots for this trail. As an overall review for... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Most of the trail has railings and one will "feel" secure. But the drops are steep and the view down the river still scare most. Rocky trails can be slippery. We went there during March and snow and ice in many parts of the trail. Start your hike after sunrise... much after (-:

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Observation point is supposed to take 8 hours back and forth according to the information. I did it in 3 hours. The view is spectacular on top and you get to see views off Angels Landing that you're not able to from elsewhere. Hike is pretty lame and uneventful up.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Every time I go to Zion, I do this trail. It's not very long and doesn't take very much time to complete, but the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking. There is a somewhat convenient parking lot as soon as you get through the tunnel that allows access. It does get crowded here but that is a common theme... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was the second time I've gone up to Observation Peak (last time was 14 years ago), and this time I have a better digital camera. It is a steady climb for the first 3.5 miles of the 4 mile length. At about 1.5 miles is where one goes past a little slot (took many pictures of the rock formation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a challenging hike to the top. With a steady pace you will get there in about 3.5 to 4 hours. Bring plenty of water. This hike not for everyone.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We'd visited Zion several times but not done this hike before. It's one which isn't that difficult but definitely a long old hike up from the valley floor. The distance of the walk isn't the thing it's the elevation change of 2,000ft or so which is the killer. Along the trail though the views are amazing and varied, a kinda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am out of shape and take lots of pictures so this took me 6 hours to hike (3 1/2 hours up, 1 hour break at top, 1 1/2 hours down). Since I was going solo I had some interesting conversation with other hikers. I guess all the camera equipment sparked some interest. Lots of beautiful scenery. The view from... More 

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