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A short out-and-back day hike to an overlook of lower Zion Canyon.
Canyon Overlook Professional Review and Guide
"A short out-and-back day hike to an overlook of lower Zion Canyon."
--Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin, Best Easy Day Hikes: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
More Canyon Overlook Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Canyon Overlook Trail packs a lot of adventure into 1 mile and culminates in a dramatic overlook, with Pine Creek Canyon in the foreground and Zion Canyon beyond. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s, the path reflects the trail-building craftsmanship found in other national parks of the same era, such as Grand Canyon and Yosemite. You’ll find some steep drop-offs along the route, but the terrain and short distance make it great for hikers of varied abilities, though you’ll want to keep young children close at hand."
--Greg Witt, 50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"Visitors coming into Zion from the east entrance often stop at Canyon Overlook for their ﬁrst glimpse of the famed canyon, and this view does not disappoint. Accessible to many, this brief hike becomes an extraordinary experience when you reach the viewpoint and are presented with the jaw-dropping grandeur of Zion Canyon."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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