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Great views and easy hike

Went to the Canyon Overlook Trail as our first hike in the park. Was a great introduction to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
Fun hike with great view at end

This was a fun hike. The trailhead just at the east entrance of the tunnel. There are a couple of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy A
Chesterfield, Missouri
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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.
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the Canyon Overlook Trail as our first hike in the park. Was a great introduction to the dramatic scenery of the park, and a nice warm up to stretch our legs and test our hiking poles. Steep drop offs at the end, and...More

Thank DWcool
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun hike. The trailhead just at the east entrance of the tunnel. There are a couple of small parking lots and parking along the road. We were hiking around a couple of people who were very afraid of heights and they couldn't...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great short hike to do for an amazing view. The hike/walk takes about 15-20 minutes and brings you to an incredible lookout over the canyon. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Zion as it’s quick and totally worth the stop.

Thank Amyation
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun hike with a little cave, a little water, a few cliffs/rails, and lots of rocks. Parking is nearly impossible in the busy seasons, and no shuttle runs to the trailhead on the east edge of the park. Park along the road...More

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short trail I stopped at on the way into the park. Beautiful views at the end of the trail. Parking is at a premium at this trailhead.

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit this early in the morning and be prepared to fight for a parking space. It’s a bit steep in places but short. Great views, especially of the switchbacks! We saw a herd of deer near the trail head which attracted a crowd. This...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the canyon overlook trail on our way into Zion Natl Park coming from Bryce. If you’re coming into Zion from the east using highway 9, it’s definitely a hike you ought to think about doing as it can be a real hassle trying...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zion in a word is "Stunning" The Canyon Overlook Trail will help to convince you of that. The trail is a good for all levels, however there is some steps and some areas where you need to be very careful. The view when you get...More

Thank Gene A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in late September and was not as crowded. The hike to the top is not to strenuous and the view so worth it.

Thank Slidersue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Woke up early to try and catch the sunrise at Canyon Overlook Trail. It took longer than we thought to hike up but still say the sun come up and touch this gorgeous place. Shorter hike, the first 40 steps are probably the steepest of...More

1  Thank 69cynthiab
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21 September 2018|
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Response from doodlebugakj | Reviewed this property |
I have done this hike several times but always as the sun is about to set. I believe you are facing west when you look out into the canyon from here. I just posted my review a few days ago with several pictures
26 July 2018|
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Response from GeniaCosgrove | Reviewed this property |
You would probably encounter ice that time of year. I hiked it in early April and it was 32 degrees then. At that altitude the likelihood of ice increases. It's a must see lookout and such a beautiful hike. It was the only... More
7 March 2018|
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
5 March 2018|
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
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.