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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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Nice trail, my alternative to Observation Point

After doing the Narrows, I was not interested in another strenuous hike. My husband and daughter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cedar Park, Texas
If you are driving the Zion-Mt Carmel highway you must stop here

We stopped here on our way back from Bryce Canyon as we were staying in Springdale for 2 nights as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing the Narrows, I was not interested in another strenuous hike. My husband and daughter decided to do Observation Point. My son and I opted for this alternative hike. We dropped them at 7am for their hike then went to the trail head for...More

Thank AustinRindy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back from Bryce Canyon as we were staying in Springdale for 2 nights as our base to visit Zion and Bryce. The trail head is just outside the East entrance/exit of the Zion-Mt Carmel highway tunnel. There is a...More

Thank sge31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was late in the season and we had no trouble parking but if you travel in peak season and the lot is full drive further down the road and leave your car at the side of the road. This is a little challenging trail...More

Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Canyon Overlook Trail was much more than we expected from reading the brochure at the hotel which had it labels as easy-moderate. The National Park had it labeled as a moderate level which is more accurate. I would not recommend this hike for children who...More

1  Thank 876robyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an easy hike from the car tunnel entrance to an overlook over the great Zion arch. From the overlook you can see the entire canyon and the road as it zigs-zags down the mountain. The views of Pine Creek are intriguing and I...More

Thank Vicente B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped as we drove through the park on our way to Bryce. There is limited parking. Short hike but challenging at parts with drop offs. Wear good shoes. It was scary at times but also thrilling and fun and the views at the end were...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

From the park, drive through the tunnel and as soon as you exit try to find a place to park either in the very small lot or down the road a ways. The tunnel is amazing and at the overlook you will see the road...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The first challenge you may face is finding a parking place and then finding the trail head. Heading into Zion you park on the right about a quarter of a mile or less before the tunnel entrance. If you are leaving Zion you park immediately...More

Thank Lynn833
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Though it's only .5, wear hiking shoes!! And bring a headlamp if you go at night. For a short 15-20 minute hike, you get a lot of bang for your buck with a cool trail and great views. Not super steep but not for those...More

Thank VTwelltravelled
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Amazing view from this point, it is a nice not to long hike from the parking. There is not a lot of parking space. We got there early in the morning and were alone up there.

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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
23 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