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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: Hiking trails, National Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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: Hiking trails, National Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & 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 provides impressive views of Zion's rugged landscape.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
78 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did this trail the day we left Zion after several longer walks during our stay. This is a fairly easy walk, plenty to see along the way to the end point where there's the overlook of Zion canyon etc. When driving from Zion canyon itself the parking is to the right immediately you get out of the road tunnel... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Someone in a different review described this as a warm-up hike, and I think this is a good way to describe it. It is not very long- perhaps took us 30-40 minutes to hike it RT. It is definitely high up, but the terrain is varied, which keeps it interesting. There is a small bridge to cross that is literally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great short hike. I came in the south entrance and was so mesmerized by everything I drove right past the turn for canyon drive. After the tunnel I parked in the second lot and just decided to follow the trail. Very happy I did. There are other trails in the park that are better but all that I did were... More 

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Phila, PA
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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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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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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212 helpful votes 212 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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163 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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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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