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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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Long hike

This was a long hike up the side of a mountain with lots of switchbacks. It takes you to the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
via mobile

This is a perfect trail if you are looking for an easy hike within an hour. My friend and I... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Explore E
Victoria, Canada
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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 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was a long hike up the side of a mountain with lots of switchbacks. It takes you to the highest point in the park where you can look down over Angels Landing. The views along the way and at the top cannot be beat.

Thank redbets
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a perfect trail if you are looking for an easy hike within an hour. My friend and I selected this hike because of our time constraint. We drove in, early enough to snatch the last parking spot. It is a tiny parking lot....More

Thank Explore E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A relatively strenuous hike, but very doable if you are prepared. Exposure - watch for this towards its end is you are sensitive to heights.

Thank 909Magda
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a short, one hour round trip hike but does have some areas of steep accent and a couple places where there is no railing and a rather sheer drop off. If you take children, hold on to them in certain areas. This is...More

Thank Zamigaos
Reviewed 5 October 2016

utes to hike the the This is a must. Park you r car and take this trail. It is a steep climb up and a few spots are narrow, but well worth the effort. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the overlook, but...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

HIKE INFO- Great 1 mile trail (listed as a moderate challenge hike in the park) - takes about 20 mins tops to get to the overlook (1 hour round trip) - most of the trail has a railing or fence, some parts do not though...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

You should definitely do this easy hike. It takes an hour the roundtrip, but if you want to explore more, take a lot of pictures and sit at the overlook to enjoy the views, then you can take your time. The trail gains very little...More

Thank Ena G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

1 hour round trip to get an amazing view of the canyon. Parking is limited but we arrived early. We finally saw our first Bighorn Sheep!

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This trail winds back and forth along the sandstone cliffs of east Zion. It is very narrow in some places with steep drop-offs, so children should be closely attended. The sand can also be slippery. Just be careful and you will be rewarded with one...More

2  Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific trail. A moderate effort mostly due to its narrowness and sand in places that can make for slippery footing. Great views and well worth it. The only complaint here is that at times the trail is hard to find and if...More

Thank Deanne A
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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