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Canyon Overlook Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (121) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short trail that leads to incredible views of Zion Canyon.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Out and Back

5,233' 1,595 m

High

5,181' 1,579 m

Low

101' 31 m

Up

101' 31 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly This quick jaunt will allow the kids to get out of the car and deep into the Zion magic within minutes.

Overview

A quick hike out to an amazing overlook.

Description

This short trail originates at a parking lot on the east side of the highway 9 (Zion Park Blvd.) tunnel. The trail traverses out to the rim above a steep canyon wall. Views to the west are breathtaking from the overlook.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 121 votes

#2

in East Zion

#56

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  4.7 from 121 votes
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#2

in East Zion

#10

in Utah

#56

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Photos

Zion Canyon Overlook with Rainbow
Aug 25, 2015 near Springdale, UT
Fire on the rocks
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
Canyon Overlook Trail
Jan 5, 2018 near Springdale, UT
Neat.
Jul 6, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Looking down at Canyon Overlook Trail
Jan 5, 2018 near Springdale, UT
Zion National Park from Canyon Overlook
Jan 22, 2016 near Springdale, UT

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Jul 21, 2021
Allie Smogor
Jul 11, 2021
Anthony Gonzalez
Jul 10, 2021
Alec Paden
Awesome view over the entrance to the park. Wasn't too crowded on a July Saturday from 9:30-11:00. Possibly due to the heat advisory 2mi — 1h 15m
Jul 9, 2021
Lora Moy
Jul 8, 2021
Vianni Garcia
First hike of the trip! Very nice views! 1mi
Jun 17, 2021
Patricia KD
Jun 8, 2021
Kevin F
Jun 8, 2021
Rod Stewart
Views are amazing. Some parts of trail are on the edge. 1.8mi — 1h 00m