Overview: The Pa’rus trail is a paved, family friendly trail in Zion National Park. This trail actually has some of the iconic views of the Virgin River with the red cliffs of Zion as a backdrop (the ones you typically see on Pinterest). If you plan on biking in Zion, bringing a stroller, or wheelchair then this is a good trail for you. I would also recommend this trail to those wanting a nice stargazing trail in Zion. (I haven’t done this trail at night yet, but it is on my bucket list!)
- Avoid this trail in the heat of mid-day and opt instead for doing it at the end of your day or in the morning.
- Camping at Watchman’s Campground or South Campground? Save this trail for a little stargazing stroll with your special someone during a new moon.
- Limited on time? Cut this trail in half by using the Zion shuttle. Start at the South Campground and go up to the Canyon Junction shuttle stop and ride the shuttle back down.
- Bike this trail for a new way to experience Zion National Park.
Length: 1.7 miles one way
Difficulty: Easy family friendly stroll in Zion that is paved
Trailhead: Bottom up: Start at Zion Visitor Center/South Campground and hike to Canyon Junction shuttle stop. From here you could catch the shuttle back down or just turn around and walk back.
Dog Friendly: Yes
Season: All year
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