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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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Best view of Zion Canyon - worth the hike

One of the best hikes ever! It is a little strenuous (not easy but medium easy). Lot of people told... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RLP8709
EZ trail with lots of photog and resting spots

I was loving this trail for entire time, short, pretty easty and old fashioned in that it seemed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“short hike” (78 reviews)
“easy hike” (45 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best hikes ever! It is a little strenuous (not easy but medium easy). Lot of people told us it would be hard to hike with a 19 mo old, but my husband managed to carry him in a baby carrier and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was loving this trail for entire time, short, pretty easty and old fashioned in that it seemed like I was hiking in 1930 vs. now. We all loved it and was lots of different geography for our legs and feet, eyes and cameras. Easy...More

1  Thank computerpals
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail was not that long, however there are some places that are steep and close to the edge. As always with Zion, the earlier that you go, the less crowed that it will be. The trail is beautiful and when you make it to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice hike about 1 mile long. Not recommended if you are afraid of heights. Ran into mountain sheep on our trail, so amazing to be so close to these animals. Would totally recommend this.

1  Thank pvmotz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you plan a little extra time, the sun goes behind the rocks before the time of sunset, but if you're there in the late afternoon the colors are beautiful!

Thank kendradm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hiked this great short trail overlooking Zion Canyon. Parking is tough to find at this location. The trail is very steep and has major dropoffs in several locations. The scenery is stunning! Some of the major Zion peaks are easily viewed...More

3  Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re coming into Zion from the East, this Trail is a great place to start. Look for parking anywhere you can find it. The hike is on the low end of moderate and is a short distance to unbelievable views. Absolutely worth the hike.

Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saved this fir our last hike of the trip and were glad we did! We did pretty much all the trails besides observation point and angels landing. The last we skipped as I personally know of a death from a fall from that trail....More

Thank Stacey C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is only .5 mile each way but it is AMAZING!! You go straight up for just a few minutes, and then it levels out and undulates after that. It finishes above the big rock arch that you see when driving up to the...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove to the trail from Zion entrance on 3/19/18 at about 1pm. I was worried about parking, but was lucky enough to find an open space (immediately exiting tunnel on right side from Zion. There are only 10 spaces and you cannot wait around...More

2  Thank TawnyLeann
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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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