Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion Canyon Overlook - Search Nearby - Added by Mariya Dondonyan

Incredible views of Zion's Canyon with great photo opportunities. Short and easy hike with a great reward. 

The trailhead is located east out of the 1.1 mile long tunnel off highway 9. Parking is available immediately to the right after exiting the tunnel and the trail then begins with these charming steps, carved into sandstone, that climb above the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. The trail is broad and easy to follow, but could get muddy and rocky at certain points. If it had rained before you take this trail, watch out for muddy or slippery trails.

This short and easy hike ends at the edge of a cliff that rewards you with a magnificent view of lower Zion Canyon, including Zion's famous Switchbacks, the Beehives, West Temple, East Temple, Towers of the Virgin and the Streaked Wall. This hike is perfect if you are looking for a high elevation viewpoint, but do not want to tackle a grueling trail.

Distance

1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

57 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Easy Parking
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Scenic
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Easy And Stunning

This hike was easy and crazy beautiful

Short and Sweet

Canyon overlook was maybe the biggest bang for the effort. A short and sweet hike ends at a spectacular alternative canyon viewpoint with lots of space to spread out and explore from many vantage points. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone.

Awesome For Families

Knowing we wouldn't be able to do Angels Landing with our 2 year old in tow, we hoped this would be the next best thing, luckily we were right! Views were stunning

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