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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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Exhausting but Rewarding :)

We hiked to the top of observation point with our three children (ages 8, 12, 13). It was strenuous, but definitely worth the work. Our youngest called it "the worst hike ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SunnyInSoCal
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SanDiego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked to the top of observation point with our three children (ages 8, 12, 13). It was strenuous, but definitely worth the work. Our youngest called it "the worst hike ever" on the way up, but cheered and encouraged everyone she passed going down. We did not pass other children, but it is definitely do-able if your kiddos are... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the day we did this hike the temps were going to be in the high 90's. We wanted to start early so we went on the first bus at 6 AM. You get off at stop 7 Weeping Rock to get to the Observation Point trailhead. The drivers are very good at letting everyone know the popular trailheads at... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During this hiking adventure you will see unbelievable views of the canyon. We took plenty of pictures.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a heck of a climb through some switch backs in 100 degree heat. When you get close to the top it feel like it will never end. The last part opens up to a 360 degree view of Zion valley. This point is above Angels Land, so you can see people hiking to the top of this land... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think we knew what we were getting ourselves into when this hike began, but the 4 miles up are not easy... There will be switchbacks, watch your footing because it can get slippery, steep portions, and it'll challenge your soul. You'll wonder whether it's worth it... I promise you when you get to the point; it gets more... More 

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Vermilion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth the hike. Bring plenty of water and energy bars. Easier to start from the top by zion ponderosa. If you have the stamina and don't mind strenuous hikes with drop offs you can take the hike from the floor of the canyon.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first part of the climb was very nice, especially if you start out early. There's a beautiful canyon on the way, and then it gets hot and long, and when you get to the top, four hours later, you want something really spectacular. But while the view is nice, it is not spectacular. Then you have to climb back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike is accessed from the Weeping Rock trailhead and the shuttle drops you right at the start. 4 miles out and 4 back. I did the trail in the afternoon. Apart from the canyon section it is pretty much full sun all the way as you are basically on the sun facing side of a sheer cliff most of... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not everyone in our family was on board with doing the Angel's Landing hike for the fear factor (especially our 11 year old). Since we didn't want to spend the whole hike with a fearful child we decided on the Observation Point trail instead and it was very doable for all of us and still had amazing views. We actually... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can, try to enter this trail from the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. It will shave off 2 miles of the total length. If you can't and you have enough energy, you can take the trail from inside Zion National Park. Its 4 miles each way. Its an exposed hike, and Zion can get very hot. The last bit... More 

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