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Not as strenuous as I anticipated

This hike was on an extremely well maintained trail. We were told it was strenuous, but found it to... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
Skip Angel's Landing and climb above it!

This was an amazing hike! The crowds and fear factor were completely absent but the thrills were... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2012
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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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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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This hike was on an extremely well maintained trail. We were told it was strenuous, but found it to be easy enough to do. It called for 6 hours, but we did it in 4, and that included a few stops on the way down....More

2  Thank Lakegal41
Reviewed 5 July 2012

This was an amazing hike! The crowds and fear factor were completely absent but the thrills were amazing. This hike has such diversity. We hiked it in mid-June. At the base the yucca were in fruit but were blooming at the top. You will be...More

4  Thank Hiking_Mom_71
Reviewed 4 July 2012

OK, so it's the only substantial hike we did in Zion, but we really enjoyed it, even more than our hikes in Bryce and the Grand Canyon. I highly recommend starting in the morning (I think we hit the trailhead around 9am) so that the...More

Thank VeggieBrit
Reviewed 21 June 2012

After we'd arrived in Springdale and checked into the Quality Inn RV Park (highly recommendable) we studied the hiking map and discussed what to do the following day, narrowing it down to between Observation Point and Angels Landing. We finally felt we'd decide in the...More

5  Thank Esty666
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I tried to search to see how long it would take to get up and down Observation Point and I got the generic 4-6 hours, but I wanted to know how quickly it could be done so I could plan accordingly. I got on the...More

5  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 June 2012

When you speak to anyone about Zion (or so it seems amongst my own social circle) - it is about Narrows or Angel's Landing. Which are great, and I am not comparing! Observation Point is an all rounder great hike for one who enjoys varied...More

4  Thank effynaffy
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This is a beautiful hike rising to 2150 feet. There are many different types of terrain most of which are uneven & rocky. Steep slopes & long drop offs make for a very careful hike. This is an 8 mile strenuous hike but worth every...More

5  Thank Debra C
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The first part of the hike is a very steep climb to a slot canyon about 2/3 of the way up the canyon. For the younger kids (9 and under) it was a constant cycle of encouragement and support. And lots of hand holding because...More

2  Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Long hike with a variety of terrain and views. Hiking through a canyon was my favorite part apart from the very top and the views up there! It was nice to look down on Angel's Landing. I saw rock climbers climbing a vertical rock face,...More

1  Thank Brianduckfan
Reviewed 8 May 2012

The begining of the hike is steep and boring. Once you finally make it to the top (of the begining of this hike) and turn the corner, the canyon definetly takes your breathe away. After alot more steep hills we finally made it, it was...More

3  Thank vanmar9
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Cindy M
9 May 2018|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trail is very obvious.
14 February 2018|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
I think what you see is very similar. From observation point you are higher and looking right at Angels landing. So, from Angels Landing you have an unobstructed view to the south and you are on a pinnacle so that's a big... More
Dan W
5 February 2018|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I mean 3 miles each way. 3 miles fairly steep grade uphill.