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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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Wonderful short hike to grand views

We liked the scenery and the windy trail. The overlook area was dramatic and such an easy hike for big return. It was our first hike and our kids were blown away by the heat and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
CarolBradyGonzalez
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We liked the scenery and the windy trail. The overlook area was dramatic and such an easy hike for big return. It was our first hike and our kids were blown away by the heat and needed to get used to it. Even though it is a short hike, water is a must!!!!!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were driving through Mount Carmel Highway to continue our journey onward to Bryce Canyon. We drove past Canyon Overlook Trail, then turned around and decided to hike this trail and were so glad we did. Hiking up there had some narrow trails and overhangs, bridges built over precarious walking areas, but this made it all the more exciting and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A moderate hike with fabulous views at the end. Great for photo opportunities. Lots of bighorn sheep along the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a must-stop after entering through the East entrance at Zion. Parking is limited but we arrived early in the morning and didn't have trouble finding a spot. The hike is 1 mile roundtrip and my 9 & 7 year olds completed it with no problems. The view from the top is beautiful. It's a great way to start... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The walk is easy and the views incredible. We went up shortly after sunrise. I imagine it would be really quite something to be there at sunrise itself. The canyon itself is so large that it's hard to understand the magnitude until you see the tiny road winding up.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is just a short hike with a great view of the canyon at the end of the trail. Just go there early as there's just a few parking space available. Amazing rock formation typical of the zion-mt carmel highway and lots of goats along the trail.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

trail is short, about 1.5 miles and easy, a lot of kids around, very family friendly, but need to be careful when arrives at the overlook part, that's the really cliff and no stoppers. I stand very close to the edge and had some good shots.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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