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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Zion National Park attractions like Observation Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was challenging, and the heat didn't help, but it was certainly fun and worthwhile. It goes up and up for a long time with lots of switchbacks. Start early to avoid the heat if going in the summer ...  more »
  • I would highly recommend this, and many have reco'ed it over Angel's Landing. A few tips: start early - there are many parts where there is no shade, and it gets hot. a walking stick is not necessary....  more »
  • We are today to Observation Point walked from bus stop 7. A spicy climb up, since it continuously goes up, but the view was worth it in the end! Good at Observation point above had lunch and then walked back. We left around 8:30 and have had the way there much shadow, on the way back (around 12 hours) a lot of Sun, but then you go down. Take plenty of water and pull good walking shoes!
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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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