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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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Phila, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a nice short trail after the tunnel if you are leaving/entering through the east. Small parking lot so you may have to walk a bit to get a spot. There are some stairs at the beginning mostly that may be difficult if you have trouble with stairs. I few years ago I saw a herd of big horn... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went in the winter but no snow... Best time to hike. Not a lot of hikers, no shuttle. A lot of goats close to trail. Good for all ages but you need to be careful with kids in some parts of the trail.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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138 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Short uphill hike (0.5 mile) to very impressive overlook of the main canyon. Limited parking so you may have to arrive early to get a spot. Well worth the effort, highly recommended.

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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

...for out of shape 50 somethings. A lot of this trail is on the edge of cliffs and up and down steep inclines. Also, a lot of exposure to the sun reflecting off the rocks. Geology is in great variety and view at the end is worth every step. See if you can find the toppled flying saucer rock.

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San Jose, California
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33 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was a more challenging hike than I expected from its description. First of all, it’s definitely longer than one mile round-trip- perhaps two miles overall. Second, it’s rocky in places, with a lot of narrow places that make passing difficult. Finally, there are quite a few drop-offs along the side. There are handrails and fences in a lot of... More 

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San Diego, California
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was our cool down hike to watch the sunset after doing Emerald Pools & Angels Landing in morning. It is a short easy hike that most anyone should be able to enjoy. On the way out there are plenty of cool rock formations, a small slot canyon, and the Zion Tunnel to view. The overlook has a great view... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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33 helpful votes 33 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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