Observation Point Hike in Zion National Park, Utah

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are 12 photos from my hike to Observation Point in Utah's Zion National Park on April 11. The hike goes from the floor of Zion Canyon to the top via the East Rim Trail. It's 8.0 miles (12.9 km) round trip with an elevation gain of 2,148 feet (655 meters).

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 1

 

Angels Landing (left), the Organ (right), and Cathedral Mountain (rear) viewed near the beginning of the hike

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 3

 

Observation Point (top left), the destination

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 6

 

Echo Canyon

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 7

 

Echo Canyon

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 8

 

Echo Canyon

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 9

 

Zion Canyon with the Great White Throne (left) and Angels Landing (right)

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 11

 

Angels Landing (left), Observation Point (upper right), and Cathedral Mountain (rear)

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 12

 

The Great White Throne (left), the Sentinel (center), and Lady Mountain (right)

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 13

 

The Great White Throne (left), the Organ (bottom), and Angels Landing (right) viewed from Observation Point

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 14

 

The Organ (lower left) and Angels Landing (center) viewed from Observation Point

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 15

 

Angels Landing (left), the knife-edge trail to Angels Landing, and Cathedral Mountain viewed from Observation Point

 

 

 

Zion Observation Pt 16

 

Western wall of Zion Canyon viewed from Observation Point

 

 

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