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“Wonderful views and flora”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Observation Point

Observation Point
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Owner description: This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.
Boone, North Carolina
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“Wonderful views and flora”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Observation Point looks down on Angels Landing and down the Zion Canyon. The view is magnificent (and the chipmunks exceptionally aggressive). The trail moves through a very interesting mix of settings: slot canyon, rocky outcrops, sandy benches with blooming cactuses and wildflowers, and switchbacks with steep drop offs. It is a long hike up with considerable vertical gain. Mr friend and I, however, hiked in from the National Park boundary on the East Mesa Trail by booking a shuttle through Red Rocks Shuttle. That three-mile hike is fairly flat, through scrub forest and on sandy trails. On the walk down the Observation Point Trail to the Grotto, we were able to enjoy the views, rocks, and flora. The first switch backs down do have steep drop offs that may have you hugging the rock walls.

Visited May 2014
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“Best view of Zion Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is the walk to get the best view of Zion Canyon. It is higher than Angel's Landing with views of the whole canyon, including Angel's Landing.It is steep but easy terrain as most of the trail is cut in the rock. As a walk, the one to Angel's Landing is better.
Have a picnic at the end of the trail to spend time at the view point and take it all in.

Visited June 2013
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Arlington, VA
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“Simply Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

We chose this trail, though it was a longer walk and a higher climb, in part to avoid Angel's Landing's reputation for being crowded. Boy were we glad we did! The trail has several different interesting segments, including a walk through a slot canyon, and many varied and gorgeous views. It also has beautiful and diverse wildflowers in May. We didn't have the trail to ourselves, but there were few enough other hikers that you could enjoy the canyons and views mostly in quiet. It is a strenuous climb, but definitely doable for anyone in good physical condition.

Visited May 2014
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new zeland
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“long walk, but easy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Quite a long walk but the end result is well worth it - remember to take water..........................

Visited June 2013
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Fernley, Nevada
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“Great photo op”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband takes great pictures Its was a good thing we went early In the year because the place filled up fast

Visited April 2014
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