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“Nice shorter hike”

Canyon Overlook Trail
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Owner description: 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.
Cedar City, Utah
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235 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Nice shorter hike”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This one I did with my 8 and 11 year old. Simple hike with some stairs. Nice view down into the Canyon with the long tunnel over to your left. Less than an hour in and out.

Visited January 2013
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Troy, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Easy Hike for a Great View!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I did this hike last August (along with several others at Zion) and really enjoyed it. The hike was relatively easy with beautiful views, especially at the top where you look down the entire east canyon. It's hot that time of year, so take water with you and be sure to wear decent hiking shoes. Too many people with no water and in flip flops on hiking trails, duh!

Visited August 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Glorious”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

It's hard to describe the view point. After a short easy walk you suddenly arrive at the view point that is breathtaking.

We just sat down for a while and enjoyed the magnificance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best view for the effort”
Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

This would be considered a very easy trail by most hikers. It's less than a mile round trip with minimal elevation gain. Yet there is a great view of the canyon at the end. The trail is really not difficult and there are railings in the areas where there is a drop-off. I rated it 5 stars for the the great view to be had for the relatively minimal effort required to get there. However, if you're looking for solitude, this is not the hike for you. This trail is heavily traveled. Note that mid day is probably the best time to take photos of the canyon as much of it will be covered in shadow during early morning or late afternoon.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Trail”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Awesome but slightly precarious - steep incline and trail winds along edge with some rocky areas. This would be considered a moderate trail and you should have hiking shoes/boots. This trail was fun and would highly recommend.

Visited November 2012
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