Observation Point | Zion National Park

This trail is steep but worth every drop of sweat. Using a route originally devised by local Paiute Indians and then later utilized by Mormon pioneers, this hike takes in a variety of terrains and environments. After negotiating the switchbacks up across a naked cliff face you are suddenly plunged into the magnificent quiet of Echo Canyon . This is a classic slot canyon with narrow walls and murky cold water. If you want to take a closer look at the actual slot of the canyon, and don’t mind getting wet in frigid water, you can walk up a ways from where the trail crosses the stream bottom. More switchbacks from here lead to the terminus of the trail where panoramic views can be had of Zion Canyon and nearby Angel’s Landing which in now below you.