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Canyon Overlook Trail - ZionSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2012
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Hiking1.00 Miles 163 AEG
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163 ft AEG
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My first trip to Zion, my first hike in Zion. The first stop from the east entrance into Zion had already started out with a bang as we got to film some Big Horns just past Checkerboard Mesa. This area could be the rest of The Wave's family as it was just so enormous and awesome :y: whereas The Wave of Coyote Buttes is more intimate.

We parked before the tunnel parking and headed down the road and up the steps to continue on this very cool trail that gives you great views of the Pine Creek Narrows and back toward the tunnel. And there is this most incredible scenery left by waning sand dunes of Navajo Sandstone. And then you get to go over a foot bridge into an alcove and round the bend to the Overlook.

From the Overlook the view, though hazy was stunning! even if you couldn't see the Great Arch because you were standing on it :D ! There was also a very active chipmunk that I managed to film as he went to and fro. From this viewpoint you could see:
    - into Pine Creek Canyon where the road switches back and forth as it makes its way further into the Park after the big tunnel
    -Mount Carmel and its colorful arch-shaped midsection
    -into one of the windows of the tunnel
    -at the most impressive Towers of the Virgin

Here are the videos from Zion - Day One:
    http://youtu.be/obzyChqTW-8 Driving from north of Cameron toward Page and then on to Kanab. (By the way, there is a great Chinese buffet restauarant over where the BK and Subway and Page Lumber are located).
    http://youtu.be/XfYab4fJATw Checkerboard Mesa, Big Horn sheep just past that, Canyon Overlook hike with views into Pine Creek Slot and of course into the Canyon, as well as our drive thru the tunnels.
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