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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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More strenuous than expected

Canyon Overlook Trail was much more than we expected from reading the brochure at the hotel which... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
via mobile
Short an easy hike. Views more than compensate for the difficult parking

This is an easy hike from the car tunnel entrance to an overlook over the great Zion arch. From the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Vicente B
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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
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 12 November 2017 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.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Came hereby recommendation of our B&B hosts, absolutely worth it. Missed the car park which is immediately after the tunnel but was able to park a little further on. The trail itself can feel a bit hairy (particularly pre dawn) but with caution is accessible...More

Thank Raggle123
Reviewed 25 October 2017

An easy one-mile hike that gives you a nice birds eye view of a slot canyon that then ends with a terrific view of the valley. From this vantage point you can see many of the major features of the main canyon.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 20 October 2017 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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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