Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

4.9
1 miles 57 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

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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3 months ago

Very easy hike

A very easy hike in Zion. Perfect for new hikers or kids. Views are great.

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5 months ago

Beautiful Views

This is a short hike but the views over Zion canyon are amazing. Fun trail.

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6 months ago

Great easy hike

Beautiful short hike at the entrance of Zion National Park! This hike is less than a mile with very little elevation change, so it's definitely doable on tired legs or little legs. It is a great place to watch the sunset if you don’t want to do an intense hike in Zion!

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