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Address: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the...
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.
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Short hike...good views

Nice short hike with incredible views at the top. We arrive shortly before sunset & saw lots of photographers. Those guys know where to go for a great view. Lots of nice rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Coronado, California
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Coronado, California
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311 reviews 311 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice short hike with incredible views at the top. We arrive shortly before sunset & saw lots of photographers. Those guys know where to go for a great view. Lots of nice rock climb opportunities along the way. Parking near the entry to tunnel. Not difficult hike with a great view payoff.

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Murray, Utah
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we did this trail over Easter vacation break. Very crowded but a very nice easy trail. All ages and skills levels could handle this trail.

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Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Low time investment, diversity of views and terrain on your ascent, and high yield views! Our child loved this hike and it made her feel like it was an adventure with the wooden bridge/ledge, canyon overhang "cave," steps and open edges that seemed cool but had no real drop to concern me. This was definitely our favorite hike with our... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We liked the scenery and the windy trail. The overlook area was dramatic and such an easy hike for big return. It was our first hike and our kids were blown away by the heat and needed to get used to it. Even though it is a short hike, water is a must!!!!!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were driving through Mount Carmel Highway to continue our journey onward to Bryce Canyon. We drove past Canyon Overlook Trail, then turned around and decided to hike this trail and were so glad we did. Hiking up there had some narrow trails and overhangs, bridges built over precarious walking areas, but this made it all the more exciting and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A moderate hike with fabulous views at the end. Great for photo opportunities. Lots of bighorn sheep along the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a must-stop after entering through the East entrance at Zion. Parking is limited but we arrived early in the morning and didn't have trouble finding a spot. The hike is 1 mile roundtrip and my 9 & 7 year olds completed it with no problems. The view from the top is beautiful. It's a great way to start... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The walk is easy and the views incredible. We went up shortly after sunrise. I imagine it would be really quite something to be there at sunrise itself. The canyon itself is so large that it's hard to understand the magnitude until you see the tiny road winding up.

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San Jose, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is just a short hike with a great view of the canyon at the end of the trail. Just go there early as there's just a few parking space available. Amazing rock formation typical of the zion-mt carmel highway and lots of goats along the trail.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

trail is short, about 1.5 miles and easy, a lot of kids around, very family friendly, but need to be careful when arrives at the overlook part, that's the really cliff and no stoppers. I stand very close to the edge and had some good shots.

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