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Observation Point

Zion National Park, UT
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Worth the pain

Great hike with beautiful views from start to finish.. the trail gets narrow in parts and wide open... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
One of the best hikes of my life!

I'm not an avid hiker, I don't even exercise regularly, but this strenuous 8-mile roundtrip hike... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
McKenna S
Provo, Utah
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This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great hike with beautiful views from start to finish.. the trail gets narrow in parts and wide open in others but the views are worth it. So quite at times all you he hear is the wind.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm not an avid hiker, I don't even exercise regularly, but this strenuous 8-mile roundtrip hike was well worth the pain. The trail starts with steep switchbacks, then flattens out as you go through the canyon before going steep once more and ending with about...More

2  Thank McKenna S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My family (husband and kids 13 & 16) and I did this hike in June. It was steep switchbacks THE ENTIRE WAY. We were not quite prepared for how strenuous the hike was but in no way are we sorry that we did it. There...More

2  Thank electrophyz
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a great hike. But, you need to be in good physical condition to do this hike. I highly recommend this hike.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk up to the top very much due to the various stone formations and awesome colors from white to all shades of yellow to dark red. Most of the path is paved over which I guess makes it easier to walk and...More

1  Thank ZwarteGoud
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Observation point is an amazing hike with sweeping views of Zion Canyon. The hike is strenuous but worth it. Make sure you bring plenty of water for the climb.

1  Thank Kimballdc2
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The total hike is eight miles round trip. However, you could just do part of it and see some awesome scenery. I went the whole way. Zion is a heavily visited National Park for good reason. I would recommend getting to the park around 6:15-7:00...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were a family of 4 (kids aged 11 and 14). We started EARLY - got the first shuttle at 6 am and were on the trail by 6:40am. I think this made the hike - there were few people on the trail and we...More

3  Thank searoy
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We hiked this trail with our group of 10. We were 4 adults, 4 teens/preteen (18, 17, 16, 12) and a 5 and 3 year old. Here's my honest review. 1. We started our hike from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort which is located 10-15 minutes...More

6  Thank MMGarcia
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Observation point is amazing with sweeping views of Zion Canyon. However, the hike is uber-strenuous and took me 1 hour 46 minutes and I was trekking at a fast pace. I easily consumed almost 3 liters of water on the climb. I began my hike...More

1  Thank Mmeyer004
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4 July 2016|
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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
7 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