Observation Point, Photo Gallery, Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park
This strenuous trail leads to the flora-rich mesa top of Baldy Mountain, rewarding hikers with magnificent south-facing views of Zion Canyon, Angels Landing and the Virgin River below. While much of the trail runs on a rough concrete pour common to Zion Canyon-area trails (often easier to traverse than typical dirt and rock), the steep grades, high exposure and long drop-offs will challenge even the most fit hikers.
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East Mesa Trail via Observation Point
Looking northwest across the top of Zion Canyon from Observation Point
The trail slices through jagged rock walls on its way up to Observation Point.
Polished slick rock canyons lay beneath the trail
Near the summit of Observation Point
Sparse vegetation covers the sandstone off trail
Entering the Echo Canyon slots, a shaded reprieve on the otherwise exposed trail to Observation Point
The trail to Observation Point can be fully exposed
Early morning sun lights up Angel's Landing (on the right) as seen near the beginning of Weeping Rock Trailhead.
The red rock slots of Echo canyon
Near the trailhead, notice the zig-zag of steep switchbacks that lead up to Observation Point.
Another view looking down Zion Canyon.