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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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Easy Walk to an Amazing Overlook

We entered the park from the east and were going to drive right by this trail, but they were allowing traffic one way at a time through the tunnel and we had time to kill. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Frisco, TX
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Frisco, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We entered the park from the east and were going to drive right by this trail, but they were allowing traffic one way at a time through the tunnel and we had time to kill. What luck!. Well maintained trail through beautiful terrain. Final view is spectacular. Definitely a good introduction to Zion Valley

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Absolutely do this. The hike is relatively easy. The hike is not too long. The view from the top of the trail is one of the best I have seen. Better than any in Zion park. The small parking lot is located right outside the tunnel exit from Zion

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Parking for this trail is on your right immediately as you emerge from the tunnel heading east. Pretty easy hike and great vistas.

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north hollywoid
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Amazing view at the end of this short hike. The hike was fun although I did get lost for a bit following foot prints in the dirt. But I ended up at the lookout. Crossing over the wooden slats was my favorite part. I went in the afternoon and the sun was in my eyes but it was still spectacular!... More 

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Coronado, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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