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Canyon Overlook Trail

Address: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel, and...
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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 provides impressive views of Zion's rugged landscape.

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South Haven, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

about 2 mile round trip hike, very short but very beautiful. Caught the sunrise up here last week and it was magical . Beautiful scenery - - fun little trail, I highly recommend.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After a long 3+ hour, 5-mile hike, we finished the day at the Canyon Overlook. This is a very short, not difficult hike with a magnificent view! Great place to be at sunset.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very fun trail to a spectacular ledge with a fantastic view, especially if the other trails in the canyon are too much for you or your kids. It's not very long, and it's interesting the whole way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This trail begins before the tunnel, goes up to a lookout point back into the Canyon. Our favorite hike in Zion. Very doable with some challenging places but not frightening.

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a short trail but it's a little challenging at places so when you reach the top you really feel as if you've accomplished something great. Nice introductory hike for those who want to try something more than a flat hike but don't want something too strenuous. The views at the trail top are fabulous! Parking is tight but... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped at the Overlook trail to stretch our legs and were very positively surprised. This beautiful trail is just the right length. It's short enough for everyone reasonably fit to do it without any issues, but at the same time a bit demanding to make it fun to hike. The view at the end of the trail is really... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Zion National park is not as well know as other US places as Monument Valley and Grand Canyon, and i was not expecting much but it was amazing!! Definetely one of the hidden gems of our trip!!! Unfortunately we could only do this short trail as we needed to go to Page. The views are amazing, but also it was... More 

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Cumming, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It was a short hike but a very fun hike. It is not strenuous but it is not easy either. Most people should not have a problem.

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Adelaide, Australia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If I review all the canyons we visited people will get sick of the word awesome but that's exactly what this part of utah is. This particular hike was a little harder than the sinawava temple one, but at the same time easy enough and certainly worth the effort. Lots to see and photograph on the way. There was evidence... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When you get to the end of this trail, you'll be rewarded by some of the most amazing views. There is a railing at the end, from which you can look out over the canyon -- or if you prefer not to have the railing in your photos, there are also rocks on either side which people can sit on... More 

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