Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park

4.9
#3 of 20 in Trails in Zion National Park
National Park · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Hike Canyon Overlook Trail with the knowledge that you don't have to be extremely fit to admire some of the greatest views of Zion National Park. One of the park's most scenic trails, the moderate incline and roundtrip length of just 1.6 km (1 mi) make it accessible for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Even during this short hike, you'll be able to experience a variety of landscapes and natural features, and perhaps discover some of the park's abundant wildlife. The trail end commands impressive views of some of the park's most famous features. Apart from one shady alcove, most of the trail sits in direct sunlight, so make sure to apply adequate sun protection. Avoid hiking the trail in wet weather, because it can become dangerous when slippery. Plan my trip to Zion National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We were there on a Sunday. It was very busy but everyone was wearing masks and respectful and patient (I’ve a 5 year old). My kids loved scrambling on the rocks (even if my heart was in my mouth...  more »
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a great hike (short but steep) to see the entire Zion Canyon. The trail does get very busy - we tried to do it in the afternoon on our way to Zion from Bryce...  more »
  • We read about this "easy" hike and definitely wanted to do it. None of us are real "hikers" so were a little unprepared for the climbing aspects involved and how close to the edge you are (which...  more »

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