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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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Strenuous hike, but worth the effort for the unique view of the canyon

Give yourself a day to do this hike. The climb out of the canyon is strenuous, so take plenty of water. Observation is a great place for lunch before returning to the trail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Pocatello, Idaho, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A must do hike when in Zion. This hike is more accessible than The Narrows and Angels Landing. It is a short one mile round trip trail with a little elevation gain to an excellent overview. This hike is not nearly as crowded as some of the others in Zion, probably because it's not on the shuttle route and there... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Give yourself a day to do this hike. The climb out of the canyon is strenuous, so take plenty of water. Observation is a great place for lunch before returning to the trail head. Coming down is hard on the knees and be sure to have well fitting shoes to prevent toes jamming into your boots. If your a periodic... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great, relatively flat hike to the edge of the canyon (we started from the top of the canyon though you can take the switchbacks from the bottom of the canyon). Some of the vistas along the way were pretty cool, but the view at Observation Point itself is spectacular.

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Sibrina Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a long trail little bit strenuous but on a top of this trail is absolutely best view to all Zion canyon.There is a nice view to Angels landing from above and nice views from trail to the other parts of landscape.Bring a lot of water it is really uphill.

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I did this hike accompanied by my 8 year old daughter so unfortunately we did not complete it (we had already done another hike in the morning so I'll let her off!). My husband finished it and his account was that the view was awesome at the top. Although we turned back two thirds of the way up it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You have to do this trail if you're looking for a great photo-op. I actually liked this better than Angel's Landing. It was quite windy when we went so be careful of wind burn, its the first time I've ever gotten wind burn, it hurts. Start at the weeping rock trail then head up and steer to the left side.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The windswept rock, as we were deep in the river basin during our trek, just like the picture reflects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

An amazing hike. My 8 year old daughter made it to the top all by herself with a little help on the way down. The view is comparable to that of Angel's Landing.

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

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

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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