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Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel, and leads to a dramatic observation point that... more » Owner description: This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel, and leads to a dramatic observation point that provides impressive views of Zion's rugged landscape. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Park your car in the roadside parking nearby and follow the easily marked trail to a beautiful viewpoint of the canyon. It was about a mile long, nothing that even the littlest of kids couldn't handle. I passed many people on the trail who hiked it in their flip-flops. You can catch a great view of the sunset too from... More

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Parking roadside and taking this short excursion (about 2 miles round trip) will reward the adventurous with a beautiful westward view of Zion. The trail along the cliffside will elevate the heart rate of the acrophobic but going all the way to the end will reward you with a beautiful panorama, the stark blue of the Utah sky cut through... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

stopped en route out of zion thinking wed have a short easy walk (my goodness it was hot that day...) and a picnic. The most beautiful little spot with the most awesome view for a picnic

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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107 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is one of those little hikes you just do once a year while your passing through. I typically do this hike if I have little time and want to get out of the car.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I took our 3 and 4 year old on their first hike ever here on July 4, 2014, and we are so glad we did. We took 1.5 hours total, moving at the kids' pace and taking time to look around and explore. In addition, we spent some time listening to a Navajo family chanting prayers in... More

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tampa, fl
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Did this trail 10 yrs ago and it was awesome back then and still is today. It's a very short and relatively easy trail to this overlook off the side of the main Zion canyon. The view is just remarkable and even on a busy day there is enough room to spread out and not feel crowded. One word of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This hike is probably one of the easiest in the park. It takes around 30 minutes there and back if you take no time to look around... but I definitely suggest to take the time to look! My boyfriend and I loved this trail because it was one of the most natural trails we've been on, it's easy, and the... More

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Wyoming, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not too tough even for the elders and totally worth the hike! Took about 30 minutes with young kids in toll. Can be done in 15 minutes for the fit I believe. Breathtaking view, must do!

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Connecticut
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Short hike, fantastic overlook. Not for the faint of heart though. There are a couple narrow parts, but never any danger. Parking can be problematical. If you have the time and capability, do it!

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Reno, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We headed east out of Zion, and so went through the tunnel. There was no parking in the small lot on the right which is immediately (ten feet or so) on the right as you exit the tunnel. We were lucky to find a space in the even smaller second lot a very short distance further along on the left... More

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