Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

1 Miles Round Trip - 57 ft gain - Out-and-Back 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.

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1 Miles
57 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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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

Night Hike

Hiked this in the middle of the night by myself and a surreal experience I will never forget. It was slightly cloudy, but it cleared up with a full moon lighting up everything for me. I got to the edge of the canyon, laid there while stargazing and had quite a relaxing time. Going at night is definitely different compared to going during the day. I wouldn't go by myself unless you are a brave soul, but coming here at night is quite an experience.

Short Hike to Great Views

Zion’s Overlook Trail is a short and easy hike that provides spectacular views of Zion’s main canyon. Do be aware that this is possibly the most popular hike in the park and you made need to find parking father up highway 9 where possible. If you are comfortable with rock scrambling, head north and climb along the slick slabs above the overlook towards the The East Temple. Here you will find the same and possibly better views of the canyon and surrounding features without the crowds.