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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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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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Best View of Zion Canyon

This is probably one of the longer hikes in Zion National Park at 8-9 miles RT. It is an extremely beautiful hike with a variety of landscapes throughout. It almost seems like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Adam S
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Seattle, Washington

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Republic, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a pretty steep hike with some very narrow ledges, and it was quite wind the day we hiked it, but the view from the top was amazing.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably one of the longer hikes in Zion National Park at 8-9 miles RT. It is an extremely beautiful hike with a variety of landscapes throughout. It almost seems like you are walking through multiple destinations as you change topography during the hike. Best view of Zion Canyon in my opinion and lots of area to rest. Not... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Angel's Landing was unfortunately closed the morning we wanted to hike it. We subbed Observation Point in instead. Its longer than Angel's - about 8 miles round trip (4 up and 4 back). The elevation gain is pretty high, the hike is very steep for most of the trip up with only a few places that are level. We started... More 

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While Angel's Landing may be the iconic Zion hike, Observation Point more than holds it own. It's much longer and steeper but definitely worth it. We started at 9:30 and spent the next 5 hours "enjoying" the switchbacks from Weeping Rock to Observation Point. I really liked the variety of this hike - Echo Canyon is beautiful and as much... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the shuttle from Stop 9 (The Narrows) back to Stop 8 (Big Bend) and Stop 7 (Weeping Rock) Observation Point is viewable from these stops. There are hikes there but we had only one day. If multiple days, this would be a great hike for those so inclined.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired of all those folks boasting about their Angel landing hike? Well do the Observation Point hike, and you can look down on them, and thumb your nose at them at the same time. Literally. I start out at 4200 feet elevation on the Zion Canyon floor at 10am on a cool April morning. Like a lot of hikes from... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an often underrated trail at Zion but the actual trail is very picturesque. In addition you get views of the entire Zion Valley and Angel's landing from the top. It passes through a canyon with vegetation. Would recommend combining it with weeping rock trail. Hidden canyon trail was closed for repairs.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a short hike and there are parts with ongoing steep climbs or switchbacks. The hike offers a great diversity of views and types of rock you are hiking near, as well as canyons. The view at the end makes the whole thing worthwhile! I love this hike and wish I had time to do it more often.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike with beautiful views from start to finish.. the trail gets narrow in parts and wide open in others but the views are worth it. So quite at times all you he hear is the wind.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not an avid hiker, I don't even exercise regularly, but this strenuous 8-mile roundtrip hike was well worth the pain. The trail starts with steep switchbacks, then flattens out as you go through the canyon before going steep once more and ending with about a quarter of a mile of completely flat terrain. Unlike Angels Landing, there isn't anything... More 

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