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Address: Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, East Entrance, Zion National Park, UT
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This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the...

This one-mile hiking trail starts just outside the east entrance to the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel, and leads to a dramatic observation point that provides impressive views of Zion's rugged landscape.

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This trail is not hard but it is all rocks. Rock steps and rock path. The view at the end is amazing. So glad I did it.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy S
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trail is not hard but it is all rocks. Rock steps and rock path. The view at the end is amazing. So glad I did it.

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Powell, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked this with another couple and enjoyed it. There is slight elevation gain, but it was easy enough for me to do pregnant. There are areas that you need to watch your footing, so I would be weary to do this hike with children. It's gorgeous and only took maybe 40 minutes to get there. It wasn't long. We... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just outside of highway 9 tunnel. Limited parking in the lot, found one on side of the road. My cousin and I decided to go drive as getting herded on the shuttle bus was not fun at all. The buses are not only packed but can get very loud especially when there are inconsiderate large parties making obnoxiously loud noises.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to Zion National park, you need to do this trail. It is a short and easy trail with an amazing view!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This relatively short and easy hike has a huge pay off at the end, a view that you wouldn't believe. Despite the ease of trail it may not be a favorite for those who are afraid of heights or get uneasy at ledges.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hiked most of this short trail. It is somewhat challenging in places due to significant dropoffs and steep inclines especially for those not accustomed to hiking on cliff edges. It was also damp in places and crowded which also made parking difficult to find. The views made it completely worth it though. The West Temple in... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is so worth it! Some slippery footing because of sand and water on rocks but if one is careful it is no problem. The views are incredible, the air almost transparent. biggest problem is finding somewhere to park as space is limited, so go early!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite trail in zion. You need to drive up through the tunnel to get to the small car park, which is just past the tunnel. You then take a really easy walk up along the trail to the Overlook which takes less than an hour. we kept stopping to look around, fascinated with what we saw. Along... More 

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is well worth the mile journey. Be prepared for some elevation gain and at times slippery footing due to sand on rocks. The view at the destination of this hike is beautiful and the 30 or so sheep along the way made this trek even more memorable. Lots of opportunity to take pictures of it all!!! This hike... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went mid week in April about 9-9:30 in the morning and got one of the last of the few parking spots on the right as soon as you come out of the tunnel. We are a couple in our early 60's in ok health and did not find this hike too difficult. We did use hiking poles walked slowly... More 

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