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Observation Point

Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200...
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Type: National Parks, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Canada
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Unlimited rock formation, breath taking sandstone formation, cliffs, arches & peaks. Don't miss the Zion Canyon Scenic drive & stop at every attraction that will amaze your senses.

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Pleasanton, California
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222 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is definitely a great and rewarding trail. It's about 8 miles round trip and most people need about 3-4 hours. Almost all trail is paved with 3-4 feet wide concrete pavement, so I actually saw a couple girls with a stroller quiet high up. Also, the uphill ratio is very steady at about 1:10, so you can walk up... More 

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Cumming, GA
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

8 mile round trip. The first 3 miles up are pretty strenuous and the last mile up is almost level. There are some cliff side drop offs that are a little unnerving but you should be ok. Even if you do not make it to the top, there are good views all the way up. Once you get to the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband & I did this hike just last week. This is a MUST if your visiting Zion! Yes its steep & long, and even a few cliff edges that can get the best of people.....but it was worth every step. It has so many varieties of path surface, as well as amazing and new views through out this entire... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I are in our 40's and in mediocre shape. This hike from the Weeping Rock shuttle stop to Observation Point, with a reported 2,100 ft elevation gain, was tough for us but the scenery along the way and the view from Observation Point were definitely worth it. Some materials say the hike takes approx. 6 hours. We... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We hiked the Observation Point trail in October of 2014. Our day started as we drove to Zion from Mt. Carmel at 6:15 in the morning to catch the first shuttle from the Visitor's Center to Weeping Rock. We also knew that we'd have a guaranteed parking spot at the Visitor's Center. We highly recommend starting this hike very early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

As two people who had not really hiked anything further than 2 miles, so it was a big challenge to take on the 8 mile round trip to the top of observation point. The first 5 mins we looked at each other and started laughing as we were already out of breath! But we continued on and loved the rewards... More 

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Start early to beat the crowds and the heat (even in October). We were on the first shuttle and only saw one other person until we got to the top where there were two people. Sensational lifetime views! I hate precipices and there were plenty on the trail between roughly miles 2 and 3 on the way up. Be ready... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The hike from Zion Canyon to Observation Point is stunning, and well worth it for the superb views along the way and for the payoff, looking down Zion Canyon and across to the West Rim. It's an 8-mile round trip with a 2150 foot elevation gain, which is real work. But the trail is fairly steady and smooth most of... More 

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