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ZION CANYON OVERLOOK TRAIL – Zion National Park

ZION CANYON OVERLOOK TRAIL – Zion National Park

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 1 mile round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

The Zion Canyon Overlook Trail is a fun way to experience the thrill of Zion National Park without riding the shuttle or dealing with the herds of people at the visitors center. This is a family friendly hike, but you’ll want to keep your kids close as there are many ledges and drops. There are incredible views into Pine Creek canyon for the first 1/2 mile, and then into Zion Canyon, at the overlook. You will climb staircases cut into the rock face, pass over the bridge that hangs out over the expanse and enjoy vistas of the wide open canyon. Bring your camera, because you will want to capture these views for keepsakes!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1 mile

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

1 hour

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Zion National Park

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

47 Miles (1 hour 12 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back, Night Hike

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available, Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock

SUN EXPOSURE

Partial Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on I-15 for about 18 miles and take exit 27 to Toquerville. Turn right on UT-17 and follow it for 6 miles. Turn left onto UT-9 and follow it for approximately 20 miles until you come to the park entrance. Continue another 6 miles on UT-9 and the parking lot will be immediately on your right as you exit the tunnel. If the parking lot is full, continue ahead until you can find a place to park on either side of the road.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Information Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hike St George

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.

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