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    Lava Point Overlook Trail

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    Very Easy
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    0.5 km
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    9 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Lava Point Overlook Trail is a quick, 0.5 km jaunt off of Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park. Camping at the outlook is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and is one of the most beautiful spots you can camp for free in Zion National Park. The lookout itself is known for its spectacular sunset vistas.

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    Route Description for Lava Point Overlook Trail

    The Lava Point Overlook Trail is a short walk to a beautiful spot to where hikers can enjoy a picnic or watch the sunset. This quick jaunt starts at the Lava Point campground and picnic area. Follow Lava Point Road eastward and take a left when the road turns to arrive at the overlook. The Lava Point Overlook has a campground that is free for visitors, and functions on a first-come-first-serve basis. The campground has pit toilets, and trash cans but no running water or food lockers. The views from the Lava Point Overlook vary from those typically seen in Zion Canyon and the best time to enjoy this outlook is at sunset when the golden light illuminates the valley in a symphony of orange and reds.

    Getting to the Lava Point Overlook Trail Trailhead

    The Lava Point Campground is located off of the Kolob Terrace Road, approximately 40.2 km North of Virgin, Utah.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Lava Point Campground

    • When to do

      May to October

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate to High

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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