Canyon Overlook Trail

#4 in Best Things To Do in Zion National Park
Canyon Overlook Trail
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Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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One of the easiest and most photographed trails in Zion National Park, Canyon Overlook Trail is also one of the busiest. Only 1-mile round trip, this trail will take hikers 100 feet from the parking lot to the overlook, where expansive views of Zion Canyon can be enjoyed.

Most travelers suggest starting your hike early due to limited on-site parking. Others say that although the trail is relatively short, there are some narrow, rocky sections that might be difficult for young children to manage.

To reach the trailhead, travel along Highway 9 to the east entrance of the Mount Carmel Tunnel. You can park your car on the south side of the road, and you'll access the trail on the north side of the road. The park's free shuttle will also make stops here. Access to the trail is free with park admission (a weekly pass costs $30 per vehicle or $15 for those entering on foot or bike). Learn more about Canyon Overlook Trail by visiting Utah.com's website.

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