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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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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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Easy and rewarding hike.

I could have spent the whole day lying by the edge of the canyon taking in the view. The hike is fun and easy and you can go up and down rocks that are off the trail and just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Gabriela G
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Managua, Nicaragua

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Managua, Nicaragua
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could have spent the whole day lying by the edge of the canyon taking in the view. The hike is fun and easy and you can go up and down rocks that are off the trail and just enjoy yourself for hours.

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Arizona
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped on the way in for this short hike. Fab views from the overlook- can you spot the windows in the tunnel? Keep an eye out for goats....they are usually there. Watch your footing on the trail as easy to turn an ankle.

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Thank Doug F
Reading, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've visited the park several times and this was our second ascent of the Overlook Trail, last time around, also in January, we found it hard work and this time was made no easier by the snow, and in some areas ice, on the trail from the very beginning. Definitely need to be ready with the grippers on this trail... More 

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Thank Henry T
Cape Coral, FL
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is usually our first hike in the park after driving to Zion. Usually we arrive in late afternoon. It doesn't take a long time to do and offers spectacular views.

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 1 mile trail before you get in to the main canyon at Zion National Park. It is a little steep with some drop offs but there are rails most of the way. The view at the end of the trail is breathtaking

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Thank yogidog35943
California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mornings when the sun is still low is a great time to take photos here. Might depend on time of year. During the winter - its was beautifully dusted with snow.

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Thank CACrab
Hickory, North Carolina
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115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this hike at the end of Sept 2015 and decided to go for sunset, since the park is so hot during the daytime. One suggestion-- make sure you leave in time to get to the TOP before sunset. We actually left Springdale a little too late and missed most of the beautiful colors of sunset. We had to... More 

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Thank she23
South Florida, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short easy trail with fantastic rock landscapes and wide canyon views. Recommended for sunrise. Wife afraid of heights, but still made it easily.

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Thank Bill M
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the Canyon Overlook Trail at Zion and had a wonderful experience. I felt that the hike is not that easy (Our family included a 5 year old boy) especially considering the light snow on the hiking trails in December. At the same time, I would not classify it as difficult either. We took our time and did it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk provides stunning views although it is a slightly hair raising walk in places - note there was snow and ice on the ground so it would be easier in summer. Some very narrow parts without barriers but not overly steep. The views are just great, we saw wildlife and it was not crowded. The canyon in winter is... More 

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