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Observation Point, Zion National Park

Must see · Lookout · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Take the Mesa trail for a scenic hike with a fantastic view from Observation Point. The full trail (up and back) is no joke, but doable for our group of nine (ages 14-55). We hit the trail around...  more »
  • Gorgeous hike any time of year. Love the view and the variety of lookout points. Very satisfying hike.  more »
  • While this hike is not as exciting as Angel's Landing, the view from Observation Point is amazing and may actually be better. You have to take the East Mesa trail currently due to closures in the...  more »

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