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Address: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the...

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.

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Glorious View!

While hiking the trail, I couldn't imagine the overlook being any more stunning than the view along the way. All I can say is, it absolutely took my breath away!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

While hiking the trail, I couldn't imagine the overlook being any more stunning than the view along the way. All I can say is, it absolutely took my breath away!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This was a fun 1 mile hike to take at Zion that took about an hour. My kids (8 and 11) really enjoyed the hike up there with the stairs and rocks because they could climb around a bit on the rocks. This hike is located off the Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy before the 2nd tunnel if you driving west (into... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Steep but short hike absolutely worth the walk. The views are fantastic. You can even have a picnic at the top. Go early as parking is very limited.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We traveled back through the park to hike this trail after dark. It was amazing...and a bit scary. Most of the trail's scary sections (by this I mean precarious drop-offs) have railings, but there is a section where there is only about 2 feet between you and eternity... But keep going - the reward is worth it. Large, open area... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Perhaps our favorite hike while in Zion. It involves going up an elevated slope for a bit but the pay off is you get to see a lovely cave, walk on a rickety bridge above a 3k foot drop, and then view a picturesque arch hewn by erosion into the canyon wall.The final payoff is a breath taking view of... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is a terrific hike for all ages and all hiking abilities. There is some tough uphill at the start, but most of the trail is pretty easy as far as climbing. You are well rewarded with terrific views of the canyon at the end, and you are atop a beautiful arch seem by the switch backs on the Rt... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Seventeen (!) years ago, I was a park employee. This was one of my quick hikes, good for an early morning or late evening tromp. I took all my friends and family members on this hike, because I thought it was easy and accessible and the view at the end is spectacular. As a young person, I did not consider... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We did this as a filler hike on our last day. It was surprisingly rewarding. It had a few technical spots but overall easy. Each turn brought a new different and cool view. The final overlook is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned , parking can be difficult , but it is definitely worth trying . The trail begins with a steep climb up rock stairs . Once you have made it past them it is an easy but interesting hike . One section takes you out on a catwalk and then in a cave or alcove area... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The trailhead starts just by the tunnel entrance/exit on the eastern side. Parking can be a problem, I was lucky and arrived after 5pm and found a gap to squeeze the car into. The trail is a little steep in places with handrails, you also have to go over a small bridge which is over a sheer drop so not... More 

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