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Canyon Overlook Trail

Hike up for a spectacular view of Zion Canyon on your entrance to Zion National Park
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour

Overview :  The Canyon Overlook Trail is a great introduction to Zion National Park if you are entering from the east. The trail is short--less... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park your car further down the road in the turn out and walk along the shoulder of the road back to the trailhead to start your ascent.

2. Trailhead

On the side of the road you will find a sign to the Canyon Overlook Trail. The trail starts with an uphill climb as you leave the road below.

3. Cave

Soon after the first climb you will walk around a bend to the right and come across a large natural cave in the side of the rock wall. It is significantly cooler in the cave, and you may see lizards or other animals hiding from the afternoon heat.

4. Overlook

At the end of the hike you will be rewarded for your hard work with an overlook over Zion Canyon. The view is quite remarkable, even though much of the canyon to the right is hidden by the closer cliffs.