Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion Canyon Overlook

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.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
Show More
RT Distance 1 Miles
Elevation Gain 57 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

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


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike the East Temple Saddle Loop

47 Saves

Canyoneering Pine Creek Canyon, Zion

5 Saves

Hike Many Pools

1803 Saves