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Zion National Park in Utah is a popular destination in the Southwestern United states with beautiful views. It was the first national park in Utah and the best way to experience it is hiking among the high cliffs and through the narrow canyons. It is home to some very unique hikes, such as the Narrows where you walk for miles up a river with sheer canyon walls on either side of you, or hike the Angels Landing Trail with 21 switchbacks to the top for a great lookout. This geologically unique area has colorful sandstone canyons, high plateaus, and rock towers. Natural arches and exposed formations of the Colorado Plateau make up a large wilderness of diverse ecosystems. Route 9, which traverses the park from east to west, is open year-round to private vehicles. Be prepared for hazardous driving conditions during and immediately following storms. Icy spots remain through the winter.

A bit of workout on this short trail but oh so worth it! Many spots to stop and take in the view. The breathtaking panorama at the top is definitely a great reward. We spent a bit over an hour here and took like a hundred photos. Highly recommended.

I loved the hike, but I went during a time of year that was very busy and there were too many people on the trail for my liking.

The hike to the top is a ton of fun though and still deserving of 5 stars! Even if you just make it to the Faldo summit before the chained railing starts, you'll get some nice exercise and beautiful views.

I'm writing this post nearly a year after hiking observation point. It was the hike that "got me into hiking." Zion is a beautiful park and after completing Angels landing I decided I'd give observation point a try- I wanted to hike where there were less people and enjoy a quiet and challenging hike.

That is exactly what I got! The view from the top looking down into the canyon and out to angels landing is INCREDIBLE. I will 100% be visiting Zion and doing this hike again. I went during the very hot summer months and even with a backpack full of water-I could have used more. So if you chose to do this hike when it's hot- stay hydrated!

Probably my favorite hike that I have ever done (so far :)... ) If you go to Zion this is a must! And you should definitely do it after completing angels landing the day before so you can look at the amazing trail you just conquered!

16 hours ago

Amazing views throughout the entire hike. One of Utah's hidden gems!

Amazing views! Loved it!

Amazing views! Loved it!

18 hours ago

21 hours ago

Amazing!!! It's sooo gorgeous! There are 6 waterfalls- it would take all day to get to the 6th one. We only went to the top of the 3rd. Water was freezing but well worth it! This is my favorite hike yet!

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