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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  • Two fellows at the hotel told us about the easy access trail to Observation Point. Since I have a problem with heights, I was all ears. It was very easy to find the trailhead. Just google East Mesa Tr...  more »
  • we just got back from this 8 mile round trip hike. Keep in mind it does have 2000 feet of steep climbing. Actually, if you are an east coast hiker, it won't seem steep as it has a ton of switchbacks w...  more »
  • This hike...8 miles of tough! I did this hike with my boyfriend, started ~12pm. I did the angels landing hike prior to this (BAD idea to do 2 strenuous hikes in one day!) HOWEVER! This hike was AMAZIN...  more »

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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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