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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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Highly recommend!

Beautiful views of Zion Canyon in a fun little hike across slickrock. We saw big horn sheep! Make... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
I felt like Indiana Jones!

This relatively short hike is rated "moderate" in the park guide. But it is a lot of fun. It... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Ontario, 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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“limited parking” (16 reviews)
“canyon overlook” (23 reviews)
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful views of Zion Canyon in a fun little hike across slickrock. We saw big horn sheep! Make sure to come early, as the parking lot is very small. This is just on the east side of the tunnel.

2  Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This relatively short hike is rated "moderate" in the park guide. But it is a lot of fun. It features some steep uphill climbs, rickety bridges, narrow trails with sharp drop-offs, and some scrambling over large rocks. But the reward at the end is worth...More

3  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 14 September 2017

While doing the "Must Do" scenic Zion Mt Carmel highway, it is well worth sopping for this short hike. Coming from the east, there are a small number of parking spots right before the tunnel (if you are coming from the west, there is also...More

1  Thank delfhedde
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We did this trail on our way into Zion (from Bryce). Admitedly we did it in the heat of the day because that was just the time we arrived, but it was tougher than the descriptions suggest, mostly because there was a lot of short...More

2  Thank Ian and Helen S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

There are a few parking places just before the tunnel. The trail is uphill and rocky. There are a few places where it is a bit exposed but there is a fence. Fab view at the overlook

1  Thank shortHR
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was scared off by the descriptions of some of the hikes since I am afraid of heights. Though there were areas where there was a drop off and there was no railing, as long as I focused on my footing I was able to...More

1  Thank catwhispurrr
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Short, challenging hike. We took it slow and steady and let younger hikers pass us. The view at the end is all you need....several hikers going the other way said "it's worth it" and they were right!

2  Thank lakeanna5
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Trip highlight,trail is rugged, sections are steep/slick, it's all GORGEOUS, walking sticks a plus. As at all national parks, we're glad to carry water, sunblock, snacks & rollup broad-brim hats.

1  Thank LauraHav
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We got very lost in Zion (thanks to my terrible directions) and we were supposed to do a longer hike but wasted too much time driving around. Everything ended up being well worth it though when we took this hike. The views are incredible! The...More

1  Thank Molly R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Best to start here. Take the super scenic drive on Route 9 thru the first tunnel. Start hiking and in a few minutes you will have a spectacular view of the Zion Main Canyon.

1  Thank tmoff_in_DC
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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.
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
23 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