NileGuide Expert Says:
Amazing views for such a short hike -- only one mile roundtrip. Great for kids.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park, UT 84767
NileGuide Expert tip:
You just might spot a bighorn sheep if your timing's right. Try to head out here when the crowds are not—early morning or evening are best.
It's short but a bit strenuous, and the views you're rewarded with are fantastic. Great kid hike or for those with less stamina or little time who still want to see Zion's best. Make sure to pick up a trail guide at the hike's start so you can find out all about plants, animals, and geologic features along the way. Have fun checking out the hoodoos close to the top and imagining them to be funky creatures from outer space. At the lookout end of the Canyon Overlook Trail, keep an eye out for bighorn sheep—bring binocs.