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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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Gorgeous view. Didn't take long.

We hiked this with another couple and enjoyed it. There is slight elevation gain, but it was easy... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Elise W
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Powell, Ohio
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Great view!!!

Just outside of highway 9 tunnel. Limited parking in the lot, found one on side of the road. My... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
carol j
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (78 reviews)
“easy hike” (45 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 reviews)
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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We hiked this with another couple and enjoyed it. There is slight elevation gain, but it was easy enough for me to do pregnant. There are areas that you need to watch your footing, so I would be weary to do this hike with children....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Just outside of highway 9 tunnel. Limited parking in the lot, found one on side of the road. My cousin and I decided to go drive as getting herded on the shuttle bus was not fun at all. The buses are not only packed but...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you go to Zion National park, you need to do this trail. It is a short and easy trail with an amazing view!

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This relatively short and easy hike has a huge pay off at the end, a view that you wouldn't believe. Despite the ease of trail it may not be a favorite for those who are afraid of heights or get uneasy at ledges.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I hiked most of this short trail. It is somewhat challenging in places due to significant dropoffs and steep inclines especially for those not accustomed to hiking on cliff edges. It was also damp in places and crowded which also made parking...More

2  Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

This hike is so worth it! Some slippery footing because of sand and water on rocks but if one is careful it is no problem. The views are incredible, the air almost transparent. biggest problem is finding somewhere to park as space is limited, so...More

1  Thank shardguard
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is my favourite trail in zion. You need to drive up through the tunnel to get to the small car park, which is just past the tunnel. You then take a really easy walk up along the trail to the Overlook which takes less...More

1  Thank JOHN S
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This hike is well worth the mile journey. Be prepared for some elevation gain and at times slippery footing due to sand on rocks. The view at the destination of this hike is beautiful and the 30 or so sheep along the way made this...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went mid week in April about 9-9:30 in the morning and got one of the last of the few parking spots on the right as soon as you come out of the tunnel. We are a couple in our early 60's in ok health...More

Thank Debbie J
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were fortunate to find a place to park along the road about a tenth of a mile away from the trail after looping back toward tunnel. Suggest that those wanting to hike up the hill should go early in the day to avoid parking...More

Thank William D
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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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