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“Great stops and views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canyon Overlook Trail

Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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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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“Great stops and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Loved this trail. It has a very cool over hang as well as many other beautiful views. I did it with my 66 yr old mother and once we were up the steep stairs, it was no problem. Just took the stairs slow (she also has asthma). Make sure you go to the end for a spectacular view into the canyon where you will see the winding rode you took the get there. Just be aware if you get nervous that there are spots with no railing that, although I never felt unsafe, could make some rather uncomfortable.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't overlook the east side of the park including this excellent trail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Most visitors to Zion come in through the Spingdale side of the park and don't see the significant and unique differences through the tunnel and on the east side of the park. This is a unique and different area of the park and this trail (about a mile) isn't tough or long, but provides some stunning views. When you're done with the hikes and shuttle stops in the "main" part of the park, drive over to the east side and check this out. We saw pronghorn sheep and great overlooks on the valley and greatly enjoyed the diversity of this hike. Very worth making the extra effort to do it. The trailhead is on the east end of the tunnel, immediately after you exit it on the left.

Visited July 2013
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“Not very arduous and long, but rewarding scenic hike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We hiked with our 7 year old and she was able to handle this trail well. There were some areas of the trail that were quite narrow, with steep drops, but they were all railed. It adds to to the beauty/excitement, but you need to have an adult very close to young children for safety. At the end, you can see the entire canyon. We really loved the view.

Visited August 2012
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“Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Gave a spectacular view of the valley and the hike where short but steep. The kids loved it (7 and 10 years old).

Visited July 2013
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“Breathtaking views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you don't fear heights and your okay with narrow passes, this is a great sunset viewing spot. It was not an overly strenuous trail, I saw many families. The walk out offers a peak at some of the narrows below. If you're lucky you'll get a glimpse of some bighorn sheep.

Visited July 2013
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