One of my resolutions for 2018 is to hike more and worry less.
To start off the new year on the right “foot”, we decided to do a New Year’s Day hike!
Since the weather here has been unbelievably gorgeous, it seemed like a waste to spend a perfectly good day off from work just sitting in the house.
The first hike of the year for us was Observation Point via the East Mesa trail.
This is a 6.6 mile round-trip hike from the east side of Zion National Park. This is a much less strenuous way to experience Observation Point as it is relatively flat for most of the trail, until you start to descend down the mesa. Compared to hiking from the bottom up, it is like a walk in the Park!
If you want to try this route, we recommend a 4WD vehicle to access the trailhead as the road is dirt for a bit. You will also want to be aware that the access on this side is on private property, so be courteous of land owners.