Marvel at red rock formations and wildflowers on the East Mesa Trail, a 6-mile out-and-back trail that leads to the breathtaking Observation Point. Thanks to its relatively flat terrain, this hike is widely considered to be an easier alternative to the longer and more challenging Weeping Rock trail, which also leads to the viewpoint.
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All of the land east of the Zion National Park border is privately-owned. Do not block any roads to the cabins and please be respectful of private property.
The visual experience is comparable to Angel’s Landing, with sights of the vast, striking canyons overlooking red rocks in every direction, but without the treacherous hike. If you don’t have a lot of time and want a short, easy hike, this is a great alternative way to see the best of Zion.
The views of Zion’s red rocks and dramatic natural landscape from the point.
The most difficult part of this hike is accessing the trailhead. The road to it descends steeply and may be dangerous for some cars. Use your best judgment and if preferable, find a spot above the hill to pull over and walk the remainder of the road (about a half-mile).