Observation Point, Zion National Park

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Hike and make the steep climb to Observation Point in Zion National Park and be rewarded with spectacular views of the park from high above. The hike is fairly challenging, following a maintained path that climbs steep terrain surrounded with major drop offs at various points. Enjoy the sight of Zion Canyon as you climb through the iconic Navajo sandstone that the region is famous for. Continue through Echo Canyon, a deep gorge where you can appreciate more breathtaking views of the sandstone landscape. Once at the top, look down on the stone walls of the canyon, and notice the other peaks surrounding you. A visit to Observation Point represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Zion National Park itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • October 2, 2017
    You normally hear about 2 great hikes in Zion -- Angel's Landing and the Narrows. Both are beautiful. Angel's Landing is not for anyone with a fear of heights -- many people do not reach the summit. T...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    We hiked up to Observation Point the day before hiking up Angels Landing. We wanted to look down on what was to come. We started this hike at about 10am and got back down to the shuttle stop at about ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    The hike is strenuous. Wareb before the holiday often run it was thus somewhat. Are very soon going to escape the midday heat. From morning, walking still halfway in the Sun. Sunscreen and hat on hot days don't forget! Take with you enough to drink and not underestimated fie hike. We had for each person 3 litres of water and some sugary and snacks. The view is worth it!
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Where to stay in Zion National Park

If you want to stay inside Zion National Park, you can choose from three campgrounds or the Zion Lodge, which includes motel rooms, cabins, suites, and a restaurant. Two of the campgrounds sit near the south entrance, while the third lies more isolated about a one-hour drive from Zion Canyon along the Kolob Terrace Road. The gateway town of Springdale just south of the park has a wide range of accommodations. Choose from cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, rustic riverside lodges, and clean and simple motels. If everything's full here, try the nearby towns of Virgin and Hurricane.
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