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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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We hiked this somewhat scary ( for Seniors) trail. Rewarded with a fabulous view at the end... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Carol L
Anoka, Minnesota
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Completed this trail with my finance. It's not too strenuous and lots of steps in the beginning... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Los Angeles, California
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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” (74 reviews)
“easy hike” (41 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 reviews)
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We hiked this somewhat scary ( for Seniors) trail. Rewarded with a fabulous view at the end. Definitely worth it.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Completed this trail with my finance. It's not too strenuous and lots of steps in the beginning. Short hike and totally worth it. There are some narrow areas so always be curious and always wear proper shoes as you should with any hike. I saw...More

Thank RFalzo
Reviewed 20 February 2017

When traversing the trail, we realized that this is also used by the mountain goats and so we had several encounters with them, which just added to the adventure. The trail in February was icy in some places, so some care is required. However, it...More

1  Thank ralr99
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I would rate this the 2nd best hike in Zion behind the narrows. Couldn't do angels landing because of ice. This view is awesome. You're standing on top of the great arch at the end. Not strenuous but does require good balance in places. Definitely...More

2  Thank chrishyche
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This hike is an absolute must for all ages when visiting Zion. This slightly challenging short hike can be navigated by anyone, just where good shoes and take your time. The views are well worth the effort. As a bonus we came across a herd...More

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Must see hike. One of the parks main attractions. Plan on running into people, if youre looking for solitude this won't be the trail for you

1  Thank Mario Q
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This trail is short, just 1 mile round trip. It is, however, a bit challenging because it is uphill, on a narrow (sometimes extremely narrow) trail. There were many icy spots during late December when we visited. People recommended traction devices, but we managed just...More

2  Thank Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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Thank Varun B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We did this hike with my 70 year old parents and my 6, 9 and 12 year olds. It's fantastic for all. After the initial stairs and paths, you get to a part where there's just a lot of mounds of rocks and my kids...More

3  Thank perlani
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you want an overview look of the canyon but am too scared or not able to hike Angel's Landing, I'd recommend this hike!! I sure was not disappointed! This hike is usually listed as a fairly easy hike. I'd say, it's fairly easy but...More

1  Thank iamhli
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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