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Address: Zion National Park, UT

This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're...

This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.

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Great view!

The view from Observatory Point is absolutely stunning. The hike is very steep and you'll need a lot of water. There is a backdoor to the place if you enter the park from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dani W
Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Started off with a rather strenuous continuous climb then going through some slot canyons. After the slot canyons a doable climb starts, but the last bit to the plateau is a killer with another continuous climb. Started at 9AM and it wasn't really crowded. There is enough space to pass, nothing scary.

Thank J M
Winterthur, Switzerland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from Observatory Point is absolutely stunning. The hike is very steep and you'll need a lot of water. There is a backdoor to the place if you enter the park from the eastside that will let you avoid to take the steep passages because you already are on almost the same altitude like the point (you'll get detailed... More 

1 Thank Dani W
Kernersville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, i used to think Angels Landing was the best trail there but after about a half dozen visits to the park, I finally went to Observation Point. Wow. 2hr10min up with photos but well worth the effort.

Thank David J
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike takes 4-5 hours round trip and is 8 miles total with 2500 ft elevation gain. It has incredible views throughout the hike. There are many switchbacks with long drop offs. However I am very afraid of heights and was able to make it up. The trail is wide enough and there is good solid flat footing on most... More 

Thank DontwaitMn
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

best hike in zion in my opinion. less crowds than angels landing, and a slightly more strenuous walk with nicer views at the top. i really enjoyed the changing landscape as well. this is a must-do in zion! it's about 8-9 miles round trip so you should pack a lunch to eat near the top, and probably 2L of water... More 

Thank Constantine K
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked up the East Mesa Trail to get to the Point. It's a nice, easy hike - not a lot of steep switchbacks. The view was spectacular! It's like you're on the top of the world! Well worth the trip.

Thank P B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned on taking the shorter Weeping Rock Trail, but missed the sign, which incidentally was facing the back side of the Observation Trail, so we only saw it when we were coming back from the Observation Trail. We hiked 3.75 miles of Observation instead. It is moderately difficult. It is a steep climb, but paved for the most part.... More 

Thank yoko h
Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few things you should know first: 1) This hike has an elevation gain of 2100 ft in 4 miles, and is 8 miles round trip. 2) With short 2 minute stops every once in a while and a half hour lunch break while enjoying the view at the top, it took me and my husband (late 20's/early 30's/average fitness) 4.5... More 

4 Thank Amanda L
Paris - France
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked in June. We woke early to catch the first shuttle (around 6AM) to avoid the crowds, and the heat. Most of people got off the shuttle to hike Angel's Landing, which we had hiked previously. Only one other person got off the shuttle to go to Observation Point, so with my husband, we were able to enjoy our... More 

1 Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hike that you wonder when you will get to the top. Seemed to go on for a long time. About half way up you see a type of slot canyon, very picturesque. Then it gets a little sparse and there isn't a lot to look at. Then you get back to the main valley and you get... More 

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