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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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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Varied scenery, including an awesome slot canyon in the middle of the hike. The last mile or so involves hiking along a sheer cliff edge with no railing, so you may want to reconsider if you're scared of heights. That said, even if you don't get to the top, there are spectacular views throughout the trail. Took us maybe four... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When you look out at Observation Point you see over 50 miles on a clear day and over a mile down. The most breath taking view I have ever seen.

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Henderson, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you’re in fairly decent shape, this hike is no problem, but be prepared with lots of water and sturdy shoes. Oh, and don’t forget your camera! The entire hike is scenic, but the view at the top is astounding. Also, it’s so cool to overlook Angels Landing from the summit. This is a must do when visiting Zion NP.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We planned our trip based on the National Park information and allowed a day for this "6 hour" hike. We are middle-aged, regular hikers, far from peak fitness, fully acclimatised to the altitude and partially acclimatised to the heat. We walked up slowly, mostly in the shade of the canyon taking plenty of photos. We came down at a reasonable... More

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San Diego, California
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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181 helpful votes 181 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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