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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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Short hike but the view is outstanding

The canyon cannot be fully experienced from just driving through or taking the shuttle bus. To really experience the canyon one has to get out of the car and enjoy the short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Pocatello, Idaho, United States

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The canyon cannot be fully experienced from just driving through or taking the shuttle bus. To really experience the canyon one has to get out of the car and enjoy the short hikes to features and view points. The Canyon Overlook gives one a different perspective of Zion Canyon.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I hiked this easy trail with my wife and two daughters (ages 11 and 13). It was AWESOME. The hike itself was fun with some ruggedness and a funky planked bridge that made my wife nervous but was totally safe. The overlook is stunning. And there are lots of rocks and whatnot to climb on and get away from the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the awesome things about Zion NP is actually being able to experience and explore ground zero of the canyons. However, you do not want to leave Zion having missed looking down into the main canyons. There are two that we were aware of, and we could see both from the top of this trail. It took us 45... More 

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Rensselaer, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you can find parking, this is a great little hike to a wonderful view of Zion either on your way in or out of Springdale. The trail is well traveled, nothing technical, a bit of climbing up some steps and rocks. There isn't much shade along the trail except in a couple of spots so be prepared, bring at... More 

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Rocklin CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a easy ,45 minutes each way trail. You get to see amazing views and the at the end views and back drop of the valley is truly beautiful. We saw a lot of mountain goats at the head of the trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We saw lots of big horn sheep grazing and had wonderful photo ops Not a difficult trail and well worth getting to the end

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This raked as one of the best hikes during our vacation in AZ and Utah. While it wasn't a very difficult hike, it was technical. The views were great. We even encountered about 8 big-horn sheep. Our party ranged in ages from 9-55 and all had a very memorable experience.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a beautiful hike and the views are stunning! We arrived early in the morning (8/8.30). At that time we still found a parking spot easily. When we returned from our hike it was very busy at the parking space and in front of the tunnel. The hike itself is not that difficult. You start with a few stairs but... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trailhead is above the long tunnel with parking area on the right across from trailhead going uphill or 500 feet above trailhead if driving downhill. The trail is in pretty good shape but there are some narrow ledges that could give some hikers concern and fear of falling where no railings were available. Once you travel the 1 mile... More 

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

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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