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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was a fun hike. There were some steep drop offs but for the most part there are guardrails and the trail is wide enough that you'll be fine. We had our 3 yo and 7 yo and they hiked the entire time. Loved that it had an amazing view of the canyon. Also saw 2 big horn sheep on... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

At the end of the trail, there is a great overlook of Zion Canyon. We did this hike in the late afternoon, was still pretty hot and there is not a lot of shade along the trial. We went on this hike since so many reviews mentioned seeing long horned sheep-we didn't see ANY sheep, not one, maybe you need... More

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Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful short hike. Great views! A few neat features along the way. Do not be fooled by short mileage... the terrain is not smooth so hike shoes or sneakers could be helpful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A few steep parts and some ledges, but mainly a very straightforward hike which leads to a point where there are simply breathtaking views. Wear sensible shoes and take a drink, you'll be fine. Completely worth the short time it takes to get there, just to look down over the valley. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Did this hike this morning with my husband and his knee was bugging him so all the steps gave him some trouble. We got their at sunrise. I wanted to be at the top by that point to see it rise but because it was cloudy and I didn't consider the sun has make it above the other peeks in... More

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You might want to leave Grandma and a couple of the smaller kids in the car. Great hike, but steep drop offs along the way. I'll enclose some pics for you to judge, but if you only have a short time in the park, this is the hike for you. Tip: You will need to locate parking just before you... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great little hike with amazing views. Not for disabled people. Narrow ledges, steep. The big horn sheep seemed like they were posing for us. Great photo ops at the top.

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Okoboji, Iowa
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230 reviews 230 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had hiked this trail 3 years ago but it was early in the morning and foggy so we couldn't see the canyon. This time it was clear and we had a great hike. It is about a 1 mile round trip with some minor elevation changes. The trail is reached with a trip through the Mt Carmel Tunnel. The... More

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Tavares, Florida
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230 reviews 230 reviews
139 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I told my wife this was just a short walk when it's actually a mile. That may not seem far to most, but my wife is not the outdoorsy type. The trail itself is awesome. Lots of huge rocks to climb on, caves, and beautiful scenery. The bonus is the view at the end. There are no words to describe... More

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Spencer, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I thought this would be a short one mile hike, with a good view at the end. However the whole mile was fantastic, caves, steep rocks, unseen canyon drops. And the end was a fabulous view of the canyon drive switchbacks from on top of the arch. It was one of our best hikes that day. Not too challenging, but... More

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