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Observation Point

Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, National Parks
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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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We completely enjoyed the hike to observation point! Every twist and turn brough more amazing views. The best part, there were very few people on the trail and at the top. Most of the hike brought a silence that everyone needs to experience. Although the hike had some good cardio moments, we thought the hike was easier than expected. The... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our (two teenage boys and me - just north of 50) first hike in Zion. We started early (about 8:30) and spent about 5 hours going up and coming down (with about 30 minutes on top). It was strenuous, but the views and sights were really worth it. Also important was that there were very few people on... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great hike, but the trail gets crowded early in the day. I set out on the shuttle from visitor's parking and arrived at the Weeping Rock trail head at 8:30 AM. I went to the top of Echo Canyon and came back down but passed maybe only five other hikers on my way up. Coming down at... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I always recommend this hike over Angels Landing. When you finish this beautiful Hike you end up looking down on Angels Landing, without the crowds of people you find hiking Angels Landing. It is a steady climb of paved paths all the way with beautiful Echo Canyon in the middle of the hike. Give it a try, I think you... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hike feels like a 4 mile uphill staircase to get to the top, but likely one of the most beautiful walks on the planet. Weaving through sandstone slots, at least one tunnel, and cliff hanging trail segments. Once at the top, you look down at the hikers on the winding path to Angel Point. There are many spots on... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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291 reviews 291 reviews
129 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the more beautiful canyons out there. Not too challenging but it is amazing once you get into the canyon how green it is.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

one of the best walks we've done - better than angels landing in my opinion - awesome views which change round every bend - switch backs, a slip canyon, hidden valleys, grass land and stupendous view everyway you turn. 8 miles there and back but so worth it. WC at the trail head, along with drinking water.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Kept going up and up and always kept thinking we had to be close to top but trail seemed to go on forever. I was amazed at how different the scenery seemed to change depending on which section of trail you were on. We hiked on Easter Sunday and weather was perfect but I would not want to hike in... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was my favorite hike in Zion. It's tough and long (8 miles round trip), but the view is worth it. You can see all the way back down the canyon, and Observation Point is far above Angel's Landing. As a bonus, after an initial climb, the hike takes you through Echo Canyon, with some great photo opportunities of a... More

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went at 630am in June. Start early and the hike up is not hot, elevation can take your breath away. Very peaceful, lots of deer and cute chipmunks. Wear good shoes and bring lots of water and sunscreen. Once your at the tops it's awesome. Way back did. Can hurt your toes prepare with good shoes. Hidden canyon a... More

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