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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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Scary trail

Not the easiest trail. Not the shortest trail. Quite hairy at some parts. Quite narrow at some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Did a sunset hike here!

Very pretty at sunset. If you don't know where you are going, you might pass up the trailhead... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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“easy hike” (40 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 reviews)
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the easiest trail. Not the shortest trail. Quite hairy at some parts. Quite narrow at some parts. Be careful. The view is to the tunnel where the cars come out.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty at sunset. If you don't know where you are going, you might pass up the trailhead. Don't enter the tunnel, just pull over and start climbing the stairs. It's an easy hike for those who are use to hiking. Not suitable for older...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a simple and easy hike out to an amazing view. We walked out with our family, but there were people with small kids as well. It is good to hold the hand (or have ‘em) tethered to ya for...More

Thank szobell
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were coming on Hwy 9 from the east to Zion National Park. This is a very convenient stop before driving into the Zion Park valley. There is parking for maybe 8 cars in the parking lot, but we found cars parking along the side...More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

It’s worth going here early to ensure that you get a parking spot. Came here around 7:20 and had to wait awhile for the morning light to arrive. The only other people there other than myself were photographers so it was very quiet and peaceful....More

Thank Avisko
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really fun hike with different views along the way. The view at the end is astounding! So glad we did this hike!

1  Thank conniehar
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Short trail with rocky walk but it is an easy walk for most people. Park your card in either car park as you exit the tunnel, limited spaces but wait a while and there will be someone leaving. Views are breathtaking and even have the...More

1  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is well worth the short hike to the overlook. Fun little hike and great rock formations and view at the overlook.

1  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

If you can only do one trail, this is the one. If you can do stairs, you can do this climb. A wondrous trail through boulders, along cliff edges, under overhangs, across bridges, a little rock scrambling; one experiences all the canyon has to offer....More

1  Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Spent a week hiking all the trails in Zion. Did this one on the first day and came back again to repeat the hike on our last day as it offers so many different micro-environments. Plus we like a vigorous workout. Take an early morning...More

1  Thank Ninno7
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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.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Mario Q | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can hike the trail, but no cars are allowed inside the canyon you must take the shuttle. Youre free to go hit the sunrise hike
24 April 2017|
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Response from jordanwhitley | Reviewed this property |
it is about 2 hours to the entrance of Zion.... another 20-40 depending on traffic through the tunnel