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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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Great Hike - even before the main part of the National Park

The trailhead is just east of the Tunnel as you enter Zion National Park. This trail leads to a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Howard F
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Chicago, Illinois
Not so much effort needed for a spectacular view.

My friends and I did this hike on our way from Zion to Bryce. The hike to and from the view point... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarah24237
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (78 reviews)
“easy hike” (45 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trailhead is just east of the Tunnel as you enter Zion National Park. This trail leads to a remarkable view of the fantastic scenery to be found in Zion. We almost passed it up to go straight into the main part of the National...More

1  Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I did this hike on our way from Zion to Bryce. The hike to and from the view point took about an hour and wasn't too strenuous. It also wasn't nearly as busy as Angel's Landing which was nice. I felt more...More

Thank Sarah24237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very nice, short hike with awesome views. Parking can be a problem (we only had to wait around 5 minutes on a Saturday afternoon in April). Heading east, it is right after the tunnel. Doublecheck me, but I believe the views and...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking can be a bit hard near the trailhead (just after the tunnel). We had to park a bit further. This is a short, easy hike but at the end you'll be rewarded with a great view of the Zion Canyon, from a different prospective...More

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed driving through the Canyon; each National Park is unique in its own way. I liked the various colors.

1  Thank tdammen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short hike but of course has narrow areas with deep drop offs. Safe with railings in the most difficult areas. Terrific views.

Thank Jeanie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would have liked to do the hike. However there is not nearly enough parking. So we couldn't stop. The rating is one star because of the lack of parking

Thank L B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is just inside the park right before you go into the tunnel (or right after you come out if you're leaving). There are nearby parking areas going both directions but they are fairly small. I'd recommend getting there early (always smart) and doing...More

1  Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up to the trail head just before sunset from Springdale, had to hike quickly to make it. Trail was challenging, a little precarious in places- but safe. Great reward from relatively short hike (30 min going fast where possible). Decided not to take the...More

Thank Mitch C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a reasonable fear of heights but was determined to do this hike for the reward of a great view and pictures from the top. The hike itself wasn't crazy strenuous. It was incredibly scary at so many points, one spot had just enough...More

1  Thank GeniaCosgrove
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L B
7 March 2018|
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Response from CharlotteDayTripper | Reviewed this property |
This is a great trail however, there are some very narrow parts with steep drops. That said, sometimes there is a guardrail. Sometimes there is a bit more room to hug the side of the rock. There is a part where a bridge... More
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Peacefullcalifornia
5 March 2018|
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Response from sge31 | Reviewed this property |
The trail head is just outside the East entrance/exit of the Zion-Mt Carmel highway tunnel. There is a small lot here large enough for around 8-10 vehicles but this is often full. You can also park at the side of the road at... More
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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.
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