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Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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Beautiful view for a short hike

This short one mile hike leads to a gorgeous view of the canyon in Zion. However, parking is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lauren P
The perfect hike to get you into the zen of Zion

Easy hike to a superb view of the vistas of Zion. Perfect for kids and teens. Bring lunch - hang... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed yesterday

This short one mile hike leads to a gorgeous view of the canyon in Zion. However, parking is very limited so be sure to hit this spot at a less populous time of the day. The varying amount of incline, terrain, tight squeezes in spots...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hike to a superb view of the vistas of Zion. Perfect for kids and teens. Bring lunch - hang out. You can't go wrong with this hike. As you drive up and out of the valley, you emerge from a long the tunnel; look...More

1  Thank Toutelemonde123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a lot of time in the part but just enough to take the 1 mile round trip hike on the Canyon Overlook Trail. The views can't be described in words, you just have to see it to believe it. The hike took...More

Thank FrequentTraveler7609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in from the east and this was our first hike. It is a lovely trail with a great payout at the end. We also saw some bighorn sheep on the trail.

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend Linda and I did this hike in 2015 and loved it. We are heading back to Utah this September and will be doing this hike again. It is absolutely beautiful. While it is not steep hiking sticks are very helpful for some of...More

1  Thank luv2travelbas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance is located before the Zion/Carmel tunnel from US 89 and has limited parking. We went early and experienced no crowds. It is a steep climb with some narrow paths which makes this short hike longer. It is a good choice if you have...More

Thank Villanik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was a challenge but once we got settled it was a well market trail. Great views and the best spot for wildlife

Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently did this hike at sunset. We were fortunate enough to get a parking space as we exited the tunnel. There is limited parking. The hike itself is about one mile roundtrip. It is not an extremely difficult hike, however, there...More

Thank gameluver
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The views are fantastic, The hike is reasonably easy (only about a half mile each way; some climb, but not much). It can be hot, but there is some shade. Very little close parking, so you may have to park up the street and walk

Thank Jack B
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Easy trail to accesses first thing in the morning. I shared it with 2 couple and a couple of vocal crow's

1  Thank Erik G
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Jack B
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Baxie | Reviewed this property |
I think you can (but check with nps website) as shuttle's only cover the area north of that turning. Be warned parking at the overlook trail is very limited so get there early.
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Mario Q | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can hike the trail, but no cars are allowed inside the canyon you must take the shuttle. Youre free to go hit the sunrise hike
April 23, 2017|
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Response from jordanwhitley | Reviewed this property |
it is about 2 hours to the entrance of Zion.... another 20-40 depending on traffic through the tunnel