Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

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Distance

1 miles

Elevation Gain

57 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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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🥉Contributor

over 1 year ago

Zion overlook is amazing!

Great hike to the top. Takes about an hour round trip. Parking is very limited during peak times. Amazing views. Pictures don’t do it justice.

🥉Contributor

over 3 years ago

Easy And Stunning

This hike was easy and crazy beautiful

🥈 Contributor

almost 4 years ago

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.

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