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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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Amazing Canyon views, quick hike

Beautiful, fun hike to incredible vistas of the valley. hike along deep Pine Creek canyon, 1 mile... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
John A
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Los Angeles, California
Strenuous hike, takes about an hour, great views

We really enjoyed this hike, lots of twists and turns and scenic views. The trail is quite narrow... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
LindaOOOXXX
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Lunenburg, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“short hike” (71 reviews)
“canyon overlook” (23 reviews)
“limited parking” (16 reviews)
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Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful, fun hike to incredible vistas of the valley. hike along deep Pine Creek canyon, 1 mile round trip, great for a lunch stop or extra hike to see different perspective of the valley.

Thank John A
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We really enjoyed this hike, lots of twists and turns and scenic views. The trail is quite narrow in some places, and you walk quite close to the drop-off, but we felt it was safe enough.

Thank LindaOOOXXX
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The end of the trail rewards you with great views of Zion Canyon. Parking was limited, but we were able to park after just a few minutes (in November). There are some steep parts, and some narrow parts without railings, so one in our party...More

1  Thank patn35
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The trail ends with a fantastic view of Zion Canyon. There are several places where the path gets narrow and there are many steps as the trail is a gradual uphill trek. As a bonus we saw big horned sheep on the cliffs beyond a...More

1  Thank Rexzar
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great view after quite short trail. All should can as long You are use to easy hike. At the end You will be rewarded with great view.

1  Thank kolczan
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This trail offers amazing views of the canyon. We went for sunset but arrived a little late. We arrived an hour before sunset but the sun had already disappeared over the canyon so photos were a bit dark. If you want to see the sun...More

1  Thank Madienne C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you can, try to enter Zion from the east entrance. Not only is it not nearly as crowded as the west entrance, it has opportunities to stop and poke around as one cannot on the other side due to vehicle restrictions: the valley floor...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This trail was great. There were a couple narrow places with drop offs but if you stay focuesed on where you are walking, you should be fine. The views are amazing and the caves are kind of cool too.

Thank adventurer444
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We decided to do this at the last minute. It was a total of 40 min RT hike. Its a little strenuous with cliffs on the side, but is a must do due to the beautiful views. Try going in the evening just before dusk...More

Thank Ashwini S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This biggest challenge to his hike is finding a place to park. The small main parking area is just outside the West Tunnel Entrance ... maybe a dozen cars ... east of that parking lot are a few large pullout parking areas that can handle...More

Thank Chuck2010
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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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lindamir
1 May 2017|
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Response from Mario Q | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can hike the trail, but no cars are allowed inside the canyon you must take the shuttle. Youre free to go hit the sunrise hike
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Chabrro
24 April 2017|
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Response from jordanwhitley | Reviewed this property |
it is about 2 hours to the entrance of Zion.... another 20-40 depending on traffic through the tunnel
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