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Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park

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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 to visit Canyon Overlook Trail during your Zion National Park vacation using our convenient Zion National Park trip builder.
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  • We went to Zion over spring break. Sun rose at 7:11 AM. We left Springdale at about 6 AM. We were to the Overlook before sunrise. The view was terrific. Worth the effort and enduring the chilly mornin...  more »
  • Coming from the East Entrance is this, just in front of the tunnel, the first stop for a trail. And permitted there. After a best climb you'll end up at the end point you a fantastic look offers on Zion and the many hairpin bends that after the tunnel, can be admired. Don't be too early, because then the Sun is still not high enough and have you shooting suffer from the shadow of the mountains and that influenced the exposure. For experienced photographers, moreover, should not be a problem. Please note: the number of car park at the tunnel is very limited.
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  • After a short initial climb, the trail climbs gently in mountainside, with sometimes narrow passages on the vacuum. No danger. They are protected by barriers. Down the road, a magnificent point of view on the southern part of Zion National Park. The walk takes an hour, round-trip. Good chance to observe some sheep.
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