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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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Spectacular

This is a gorgeous trail. A good amount of incline, but the payoff is definitely worth it for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GatorGirl428
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Short but Beautiful

The initial climb up (50 stairs or so) is all there really is to this as the rest is pretty level... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
odie1
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (81 reviews)
“easy hike” (47 reviews)
“drop offs” (32 reviews)
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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"short hike"
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"big horn sheep"
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"great hike"
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"mountain sheep"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a gorgeous trail. A good amount of incline, but the payoff is definitely worth it for the view at the end. Really really great view of the canyon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The initial climb up (50 stairs or so) is all there really is to this as the rest is pretty level. There are a few areas that could get you if you are afraid of heights, but I am and I managed. The views are...More

Thank odie1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As others have said - this hike is located outside of the actual park and (limited) parking at the start of the trail is available just outside the Zion/Mt Carmel tunnel entrance. This isn't a desperately difficult hike or long hike but its really worth...More

Thank speedsister
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Canyon Overlook Trail is right after you get off the Zion-Mt.Carmel tunnel when driving from the southern entrance. The trail is a short moderate trail with about 300 ft elevation gain. The trail is pretty narrow on some parts but had no huge/dangerous drop offs...More

Thank divya v
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of several reviews related to a 20 day Grand Circle tour. Entered Zion from the east, so this hike proved to be the perfect introduction to the canyon. During our walk up to the lookout, we were treated to a group of three California...More

Thank Carl K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Climbing there for 1 miles and you will get a good view. It said easy track but some part it was narrow. Only 1 person can go at a time.

Thank Ple29
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did this quick hike our first night at Zion. The drive up to the trail is awesome; including a drive through the tunnel. Make sure you know when the sun sets. We got a late start and had a tough time finding our way back...More

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hike and didn't take very long. It has wonderful scenery the entire way. It would be a great place to capture a sunset.

Thank BRDman7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people know about Angel's Landing at Zion, which is a long and dangerous trail to get to an amazing view. This trail is far less known, which is a shame. It's shorter and far less hazardous than AL, but the scenery along the way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are avid hikers, so we almost skipped this quick-and-easy one, but we're glad we didn't. Other than Angel's Landing and Observation Point, this is the best view of the park.

Thank Josh B
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L B
7 March 2018|
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Response from CharlotteDayTripper | Reviewed this property |
This is a great trail however, there are some very narrow parts with steep drops. That said, sometimes there is a guardrail. Sometimes there is a bit more room to hug the side of the rock. There is a part where a bridge... More
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Peacefullcalifornia
5 March 2018|
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Response from sge31 | Reviewed this property |
The trail head is just outside the East entrance/exit of the Zion-Mt Carmel highway tunnel. There is a small lot here large enough for around 8-10 vehicles but this is often full. You can also park at the side of the road at... More
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Jack B
5 July 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.
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