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Canyon Overlook Trail

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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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I am speechless and impressed. The height at which the trail can be a bit intimidating yet every viewpoint is picturesque. The only part I did not like is trying to turn into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cottonwood, California

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Cottonwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I am speechless and impressed. The height at which the trail can be a bit intimidating yet every viewpoint is picturesque. The only part I did not like is trying to turn into the parking lot just before the tunnel--it is more accessible coming from the east then heading out of the park. It is a narrow two lane road,... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first time I did the Canyon Overlook Trail out of 4 visits to Zion. It's a shame I waited so long to do it. The hike is amazing. It starts with a significant climb up stairs, both metal and built into the rocks. There are a few points where the trail is narrow or has significant dropoffs.... More 

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Newtown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

the best moderate hiking trail in all of Zion. With Indiana Jones type walkways suspended above the canyons below, and the narrow cliff trails ahead, what lay ahead was the most spectacular view of the Rt9 switchback road to the Zion Canyon floor, but also a 360 view of the main canyon. It was worth the mighty and bold scenery... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After the initial climb up the steps, this is a fairly easy trail. There are some steep drop offs that might be sketchy for those with a fear of heights, but most of the trail is fenced off. The views along the way and at the end are well worth the trip. We went in early evening and it was... More 

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Bellevur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This trail leaves from the east end of the tunnel on the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway. If you are coming from the main canyon heading east be ready to find a parking place as soon as you exit the tunnel. It was listed as a short moderate hike but there was definitely some up hill to this rocky trail. Wear good... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since we were on the Zion mt. Carmel highway and the rains had stopped, we decided to go on the Canyon Overlook trail. So glad we did! It is short but still a little steep but loved the different views than the other trails we had been on. Really enjoyed the overlook and the labeled peaks at the top! If... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We capped off our trip to Zion with this amazing drive and short hike on the other side of the canyon. You get a great view of the hidden arch and also get to drive through a mile long tunnel that goes right through the canyon. When you come out the other side, you get a totally different view of... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We hiked this trail on a very hot day in mid afternoon. Because of the heat, we had to take our time. Part way on the trail is a shady area where you can take a rest. I always like to ask those coming down the trail if I have a lot farther to go. That usually encourages me to... More 

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Ironton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We accidently went through Mount Zion on our way to the Grand Canyon and we were thrilled to have seen it. A beautiful place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great, quick hike! Great views and cool enclaves. We even ran into some wild sheep on the trail, we followed them for a good 10 minutes before the scaled up the ridge. When you get to the trail lookout at the end, turn right and follow up the rocks for even better views and a cool "cave" like hole in... More 

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Address: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Zion National Park

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