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Zion Canyon Overlook Trail



It is a favorite among photographers and casual tourists alike. The trail itself is short and not particularly steep; elevation gain is somewhere around 100 feet between the parking lot and the viewpoint. The trail passes through shaded alcoves with ferns and trees, and over bare slickrock, wandering its way to the edge of the impressive cliff that makes up the overlook.

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Tour Area
  • Zion National Park: checkmark
  • Kid Friendly: checkmark
To Do
  • Hiking: checkmark
Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance (km): 1.6
  • Distance (mi.): 1
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 5117 ft.
  • Elevation Gain (+): 442 ft.
  • Elevation Loss (-): 225 ft.
  • Maximum Elevation: 5278 ft.
  • Minimum Elevation: 4791 ft.
  • Park Pass Required: checkmark
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Trail Traffic: Heavy
  • Type of Pass Required: National Park Pass
Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles: checkmark

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Zion, UT 84737 See Map
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