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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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Amazing views

This trail offers amazing views of the canyon. We went for sunset but arrived a little late. We... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
Madienne C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Wonderful Way to Enter the Park!

If you can, try to enter Zion from the east entrance. Not only is it not nearly as crowded as the... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2016
Scott P
Newberg, Oregon
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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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“drop offs” (32 reviews)
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This trail offers amazing views of the canyon. We went for sunset but arrived a little late. We arrived an hour before sunset but the sun had already disappeared over the canyon so photos were a bit dark. If you want to see the sun...More

1  Thank Madienne C
Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you can, try to enter Zion from the east entrance. Not only is it not nearly as crowded as the west entrance, it has opportunities to stop and poke around as one cannot on the other side due to vehicle restrictions: the valley floor...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This trail was great. There were a couple narrow places with drop offs but if you stay focuesed on where you are walking, you should be fine. The views are amazing and the caves are kind of cool too.

Thank adventurer444
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We decided to do this at the last minute. It was a total of 40 min RT hike. Its a little strenuous with cliffs on the side, but is a must do due to the beautiful views. Try going in the evening just before dusk...More

Thank Ashwini S
Reviewed November 3, 2016

This biggest challenge to his hike is finding a place to park. The small main parking area is just outside the West Tunnel Entrance ... maybe a dozen cars ... east of that parking lot are a few large pullout parking areas that can handle...More

Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful view we encountered at the end of this trail. It is the best! The trail is ok. There is a particular area, after the wooden bridge that has no rail but one just stays very near the wall. Some areas where big...More

1  Thank Mariposa55
Reviewed November 1, 2016

I've been to this spot about 4 times over 20 or so years. The most challenging part of doing the Overlook is finding a parking space. Even in slow times at Zion, it is difficult. If you must, wait for one. It is worth it!...More

Thank Viking94708
Reviewed October 31, 2016

A not too strenuous trail with nice views along the way and a spectacular view at the end. Guard rails in most places where there are drop offs.

Thank Russell M
Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I took this hike as our first hike of our first afternoon in Zion NP around 1:30 in the afternoon on a Thursday in mid-October 2016. The trailhead is just before the tunnel to go into the park (east side), so this...More

1  Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is my favorite Zion trail, we have to hike the short distance to the overlook each time we visit. It's an easy hike, you do climb a couple hundred feet in elevation but the majority of the hike is along a level trail through...More

1  Thank kkleinrn
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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