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DieselZion never fails  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010


Fun afternoon hike, fantastic views from the top. 4 hours round-trip.
Posted Jul 22, 2015 9:08 pm

jgreenerunsA Zion Getaway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2015


What a great hike through some beautiful parts of Zion!
Posted Apr 12, 2015 8:08 pm



November 2008 and November 2013. Both times it rained. Beautiful view of the Angels Landing!
Posted Oct 9, 2014 9:23 pm

iditarod81Nice easy morning hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2014


Great morning hike, beautiful watching the sun rise over the canyon and fantastic, clear views at the top. Round trip took just under 2.5 hours.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 1:38 am

philadendronNear perfect hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013


It's got it all. Precipitous drops, beautiful slot canyons, sweeping panoramic views. Perfect weather today.
Posted Nov 30, 2013 10:09 pm

mike_lindachertrail is way cool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2013


the trail via echo canyon and up the switch backs is a testament to park service and the folks who cut and maintain.
Posted Nov 12, 2013 12:31 pm

conpenObservation Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2013


Did this trail late in the day to try and get shots at Golden Hour. Great hike. Views of Zion Canyon are unreal. Worth it. Enjoy the slot canyons about halfway up.
Posted Aug 5, 2013 6:26 pm

abrennalinerushNot very Angelic.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012


I vetoed Angel's Landing (THOUSAND FOOT DROP OFFS, GUYS), so this was my first Utah adventure. It hurt my poor, sea-level lungs. I dangled my feet off the ledge as I ate the M&Ms that my friend picked out of his trail mix. It was so perfect!
Posted Jun 24, 2013 12:11 pm

utahguy058I can see clearly now!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012


The view is spectacular from the top! The area in Echo canyon is scrum didily umptious! I am just going to put it out there, this hike is fantastic! However if you had to pick between this and Angels Landing, pick the Angel. If you fear heights, go for Observation.
Posted Jun 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Kristin5berrySecond time at Zion   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


Great part of our hunnymoon and my husbands first trip to Zion :)
Posted Jun 16, 2013 8:57 pm

WOLFrisingFirst Zion hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2013


First highpoint of my spring trip to Zion. Hit Hidden Canyon and Weeping Rock on the way down. Here's to many more!
Posted Mar 29, 2013 10:16 pm

voxnihiliMorning Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2013


Started my morning in Zion by going up the trail. Great view and a fun trip.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 11:51 am

David MortensenObservation Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2012

David Mortensen

I hiked this with my wife and two daughters (aged 9 and 7). We all really enjoyed it. The scenery was great the whole time. Echo Canyon was my favorite part. It's really a spectacular trail, especially how it is carved into the cliff face. One of my all time favorite hikes in Utah.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 11:22 pm

scgrantObservation Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2012


Did Angel's Landing in the morning and observation point in the afternoon. Great views of Zion.
Posted Nov 11, 2012 10:59 pm

CoreyBurbaOne of the Top Hikes Ever!   Sucess!


In my top three list.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 7:55 am

alpinedonFantastic hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012


Amazing hike, especially the lower section in the canyon
Posted Jun 24, 2012 5:48 pm

racek2Best in early spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2012
Late March is a fantastic time to hike this route, first part is a decent amount of climbing but its definitely worth it! Round trip time was about 4 1/2 hours.
Posted May 29, 2012 11:24 am

Steve625Freeway trails  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2010


As freeway trails go, Observation Point is by far my most favorite maintained trail in Zion National Park. Steep switchbacks, slot canyons, and stunning views! The first 1/3 of the hike is tucked up against the East side of the Main canyon and can be hiked later in the morning before the Summer Sun makes it's way over the canyon to heat things up.
Posted Jan 15, 2012 11:21 am

utahjimktreacherously icy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2011


my favorite view of Zion Canyon
Posted Nov 10, 2011 11:35 am

NavySeabeeFrom Weeping Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2011


Breathtaking hike from Weeping Rock. Spotted 11 bighorn sheep as well.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 2:03 pm

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