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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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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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one of my favorite hikes

Very rewarding hike if you enjoy hikes with variety. You will have plenty to occupy the senses before the final view at the end. Took us about 5 hours to complete, even though we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very rewarding hike if you enjoy hikes with variety. You will have plenty to occupy the senses before the final view at the end. Took us about 5 hours to complete, even though we had plenty of stops for pictures. My 65 year old father who is afraid of heights was able to get to the top with minimal difficulty.... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Much better trail comparing with Angels landing which we did after this trail. The views are outstanding. The trail is passing through a canyon which gave a highlight to this hike. It was not so crowded and for this reason we enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A LONG hike....with an amazing view at the top. Take a lunch, wear comfortable clothes...and your camera!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A longer and more strenuous hike than most in the area. It has fewer crowds than some other options and the view at the top is superb. The climb up is scenic too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic hike, a bit of challenge for us, being from flat and sea level Florida. Best to start early in warm weather. View at top amazing. The slot canyon about half way up is not commented on as much as I think it should. Colors better here earlier than mid day so shoot your pics on the way up. We... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the long hike up. It is a much more gradual climb than Angels Landing. It took us less than 3hr to get to the top. There is a section where you walk through a canyon so there are flat areas during this hike. When you get to the top of the mountain, you do a 1 mile flat... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my favorite hike in Zion National Park. The scenery is VERY diverse, and the hike is a nice little challenge, but not overly so. I favor this hike far above Angel's Landing. It is prettier, has less people, and is a more difficult feat. The view point at the top might be the best in the park. If... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great hike, goes through several different landscapes and varieties of rocks. I preferred this hike to Angel's landing. More diverse. The view is beautiful at the top and the exercise is good. This is a few hours so you can do something else like hidden canyon and even another small one the same day.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The national park brochure shows this as an 8 hour hike. We left the Zion Lodge at around 8:30 am and were back by about 1:30 with many stops for pictures and snacks. It was raining when we got to the top, so we did not linger there, but really the highlights are along the way. If you are at... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Hike is up, up , up. You have to be in decent shape for this one, but if you are then views are incredible. Well worth the effort. My knees did not like the down, down, down part. Take the shuttle bus to weeping rock.

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