Zion National Park Observation Point Trailhead

Total Miles


2,038.82 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This out-and-back route is a minimally-maintained road through a private development that ends up on BLM at the hiking trailhead for Observation Point. The road has ruts, but normally when it is dry, any AWD vehicle should be able to make it with strategy. There is a very limited amount of parking at the trailhead, but there is a shuttle that runs daily from Zion Ponderosa Resort if the parking is full. You can also buy a very inexpensive day pass to the resort to enjoy a shower, as well as the pools and hot tubs, after you hike!


This is a minimum maintenance dirt road.

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Access Description

The trail is located on the east side of Zion National Park. North Fork Road is 2 miles east of the east entrance of Zion National Park. Zion Ponderosa is 5 miles up North Fork Road, which is where the road/trail begins.

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