- Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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When you crest the Observation Point trail, you'll find yourself at an elevation of 6,521 feet atop Mount Baldy and enjoying a bird's-eye view of just about all of Zion National Park's top attractions, including Angels Landing. Because hikers will ascend 2,000 feet during this 8-mile, round-trip hike, it's not for the faint of heart. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water, since some of the trek will expose you to full sun.
One traveler recommends hitting the trail early to avoid high temperatures and also suggests pacing yourself for the strenuous uphill hike and the return hike's descent. Bringing a packed lunch isn't a bad idea either, since the trek will likely take you three to four hours.
To reach Observation Point's trailhead, travelers can take the park's free shuttle to the Weeping Rock stop. You'll then trace the East Rim Trail until you reach the summit. Similar to other attractions inside Zion National Park, visitors will have to pay a weekly fee of $30 per vehicle or $15 per person on foot. Additional information about Observation Point can be found on Utah.com's website.