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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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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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Mind-blowing awesome views

I almost hate to describe this because part of its glory is that most people won't take that long a trek so it is fairly quiet. A beautiful hike, with lots of variety and the view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laurel A
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Kanab, Utah

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I almost hate to describe this because part of its glory is that most people won't take that long a trek so it is fairly quiet. A beautiful hike, with lots of variety and the view at the top is breath-taking, a real eagle's eye view of the canyon. I love it, one of my fav hikes in Zion.

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting trail. Very few steep areas, but a bridge and a couple small caves. For me it was one of the funnest trails in the park. It's a short hike, maybe only 20 minutes to get to the observation point. The view is spectacular. I waited for about an hour for sunset. I saw several children... More 

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Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is not so well-known as Angels Landing, but it is actually more beautiful. It is strenuous though and takes quite some time to get to the endpoint. The viewpoint is amazing though and really worth the effort. Go there when you're in Zion. I spent 5 days in the park and this hike was my favourite!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the hardest and most rewarding hike I have ever done. The entirety of Zion is so beautiful and Observation Point showcases all of it. This is an 8 mile hike, up and back, with crazy intense switchbacks and incline the whole way. Not for the faint of heart, but if you're up to it I highly recommend it.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in winter; its a relatively short hike from the road starting right at the East end of the tunnel. There are many types of photographic vistas/scenery on this relatively short hike.

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular views await you at the end of this challenging 8 mile round trip hike. There is much to see along the way as well. Echo Canyon is gorgeous! More accessible from Zion Ponderosa Ranch to the east of Zion

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a bunch of friends we hiked this trail on the first day which is a nice introduction to the Zion Park. Not challenging at all, anyone can do it regardless of the age. There are many switchbacks and the end of the trial with he view over the mountains and the valley below is breathtaking. Worth starting in the... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We only had our hiking poles and as hikers in our late sixties, we wished we had purchased ice cleats or traction gear, especially on the return descent. It is a fantastic and strenuous eight mile (round trip) hike through Echo Canyon to the top. The switchbacks in the first mile are steep and parts of the trail are narrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Breathtaking view when you are at the observation point. Dont forget rent foot wear in the park for hiking, we forget to do that, it made our hike much harder than others. 1. it is 8 mile trail for sure. My apple watch tracked 8.31mi round trip. 2. it is guided 6 hours hike for round trip, we did in... More 

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Sant'Antonino di Susa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I arrived to the Observation point upon about one hour hiking along the 5,5 Km of East Rim trail from north of Ponderosa Ranch. Walking into the trail is quite pleasant for the vegetation and the parfum of the pines. As soon as I was getting closer to the canyon I started seeing the limestone towers conical formations surrounding the... More 

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