Hiking Observation Point in Zion National Park

If you’re headed to Zion National Park anytime soon and trying to decide which hike you should do Observation Point might just be the perfect one!

Here’s why:

It’s pretty. I highly doubt there is an ugly hike in Zion because the whole park is pretty breathtaking, but this hike has some awesome views.

It’s not too difficult. Is it easy? No. Did we take a lot of breaks? Yes. I think this one is technically labeled as strenuous, but overall, it’s really not too bad. It took us about three hours to hike up, we hung out at the top for a good 30 minutes, and we were finished with the whole thing in about four and a half hours. It was just the right amount of difficult.

It’s not crowded. Yes, we passed (and were passed) by a decent number of people on the hike, but we never really had to stop and wait for oncoming traffic if you know what I mean. Other hikes in Zion can be SO crowded, so it was nice to be able to enjoy the trail without too many interruptions.

It’s fun! We were looking for a fun hike that was a good workout and Observation Point fit the bill. We got to see a little bit of everything on this hike and it had an awesome payout at the end.

Don’t Forget:
-Wear sunscreen
-Bring snacks
-Bring lots of water*

*By lots of water, I mean bring more than you think. We ran out of water basically at the top (mind you it was 90+ degrees the day we hiked) and it was a LONG WAY DOWN. Let’s just say by the time I was able to fill up my bottle back at the visitor’s center, I was about to bite someone’s head off.? I’ve never been so thirsty in my life.

If you have hiked Observation Point, or plan on hiking it in the future, let us know in the comments!


  1. Casey | 13th Oct 17

    I haven’t been to Zion yet, but it’s on my list and I can’t wait to check out this hike when I get to go 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    • kelslinds | 13th Oct 17

      Zion is incredible! You honestly won’t be disappointed with any hikes, but this one is great if you get the chance!

  2. Michelle | 14th Oct 17

    I absolutely loved Zion! I went last year and we were going to do Angels Landing but were really sketched out about the cliff drop offs on both sides and ended up doing Observation Point and it was the best hike! Loved your photos, brought back happy memories. PS. Kelsey & Lindsey you are both so pretty! 🙂

    • kelslinds | 22nd Nov 17

      I’m so glad you had a good experience as well! Observation Point is great! And thank you so much! 😉

  3. Victoria | 14th Oct 17

    Loving your photos. You’re giving me severe wanderlust!

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