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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're...

This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.

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One of the best hikes in the country!

Observation Point is one of the best hikes I have ever done in my entire life. It starts with switchbacks and a nice view of weeping rock waterfall and Zion Canyon. It continues... read more

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Marble Falls, Texas

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Marble Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Observation Point is one of the best hikes I have ever done in my entire life. It starts with switchbacks and a nice view of weeping rock waterfall and Zion Canyon. It continues on through Echo Canyon (you might get your feet wet!) and is gorgeous. Then, you continue traversing on a cliffside, which might be challenging for those wary... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Totally pleasant stroll even in cold December and the views at the end are mind blowing. The ice is the only really scary part.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This vacation was Jaw dropping. If you enjoy the outdoors you have to make time to visit Utah's parks. Zion, Bryce (do the horseback ride) was great! The memories that were made will never be forgotten!!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The views on this trail are amazing the entire way up. We visited in December without crampons, so it was rather difficult to navigate because there were some slippery hills. However, even without gear, we were able to make it around 3/4 of the way up.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

When planning our trip we read reviews of all of the different trails and hikes and selected a few main events. We were happy that we made the effort to complete this hike. Again the elevation gain by the switchbacks is a killer and the 8 mile round trip may be a little long for some but it's well worth... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was a very strenuous hike in the show, especially because we were among the first out there after it snowed the night before. We also got soaked crossing the stream. It was pretty unavoidable and very cold. Our six hour time include a few snack breaks.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Very nice viewpoint. You need about 30 minutes light climbing to get there. Views are breathaking. It is beautiful during sunset

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did this hike for our Wedding Anniversary and what an amazing day it was. Around 10.30 am when we reached the trail head, end of October and in total took around 4,5 hours which included half and lunch break on the summit. We are pretty fit being middle distance runners and on the whole did not find the ascent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's kind of a long hike up there, but the view is well worth it. Try to catch the first shuttle bus to beat the crowds so you can have the point to yourself and catch good photography light.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

When planning this day trip from Las Vegas, we knew we had only one day to spend exploring the Zion Canyon so we wanted to hike the "grand-daddy" of all hikes in the park- that being Observation Point. We started this hike around 12:30pm and finished around 5pm, so it took us around 4.5 hours (although we heard from others... More 

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