We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Echo Canyon section of Observation Point trail

About a mile into the 8 mile round trip of this hike is a slot canyon that's worth the effort of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
via mobile
Observation Point - Highest elevation for hikers in Zion

I hiked the trails of Zion National Park near Springdale UT with a group of six ladies on a four... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Read all 517 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“echo canyon” (55 reviews)
“angel's landing” (109 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

Similar Things to Do in Zion National Park

Write a Review
Reviews (517)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

About a mile into the 8 mile round trip of this hike is a slot canyon that's worth the effort of the switchbacks and narrow but maintained trail. Swirling designs of sandstone mimic the colors and patterns seen in Antelope Canyon as the walls tower...More

4  Thank Razorsue
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I hiked the trails of Zion National Park near Springdale UT with a group of six ladies on a four day hiking excursion. We saved Observation Point for the last day. This hike was by far the longest and most strenuous hike we did, with...More

Thank HikerChick6
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Damn if this hike wasn't hard! Was it worth it though? Yep! The view was amazing. It is practically switchback city getting to the top and in sun most of the time. Make sure to drink lots of water and wear sunscreen. The hike took...More

Thank techun1
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This stunning view is well worth the hike to reach it. The hike is uphill - so be prepared! And bring water!

Thank DCLizzy
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This hike is great! It is about 8 miles round-trip, but the trail is very well maintained and pretty easy: it feels like you are hiking on a paved trail for most of the 8 miles. Although note that the total accent is about 2500ft,...More

2  Thank TheLittleBeeNYC
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I chose the Observation Point hike over Angel's Landing because of the more varied landscape and I am glad I did. The hike starts with a number of switchbacks with great views of the crayon floor. As you climb to the top, views change beautifully...More

1  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I am a 51 year old woman who is honestly, not in great shape. I've been working harder to get in shape so maybe I should come back and try this again once I loose some weight and get in shape but I just want...More

2  Thank pajervis
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The best view of Zion....You can see Angels Landing down below as your looking at the canyon. You are on the side of the mountain looking down, but the walkways for the most part is 3 feet or wider.

1  Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I was torn between doing Angel's Landing or Observation Point - had actually dismissed the latter due to the distance. But upon getting to the park office early, the decision about Angel's Landing was made easy as it was Easter weekend and we were told...More

Thank houghtonsylvie
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Observation Point trail is classified as strenuous. We hiked along with our two daughters who are 10 yrs and 16 yrs old. We are not experts at hiking, but our family enjoys hiking and we have done 4 to 5 hour trails at our home...More

3  Thank travelmastiboss
Nearby Restaurants
Zion Lodge Dining Room
702 reviews
9.67 km away
Deep Creek Coffee Co.
479 reviews
11.27 km away
Red Rock Grill
491 reviews
3.29 km away
Springdale Candy Company
323 reviews
11.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Angel's Landing
2,165 reviews
1.18 km away
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
2,021 reviews
7.31 km away
Zion's Main Canyon
1,248 reviews
4.95 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you give me more detail about "the back way" to hike Observation Point? Where exactly did you start? Is your way as scenic as the regular route? Is it basically the same route except that you started a little farther along? THANKS
4 July 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from ClineFam | Reviewed this property |
I might be slightly wrong about beaver and cedar, now that I look at the map, but from Twin Knolls there are a lot of signs.
Linda M
loved your review, thinking about this hike as we will only have one full day and a morning at Zion next year 1 st week of May. What was the temperatures like and when in may were you actually there? Thanks
8 June 2016|
Response from Sheila514 | Reviewed this property |
The weather in May is supposed to be perfect for hiking. When we went, it varied between 12 and 22C over three different days, so i can't tell you what it will be like when you go next year! There was also rain in the... More