Pa'rus Trail, Zion National Park

Pa'rus Trail

One of the most pleasant and accessible trails in the park, visitors often bypass Zion National Park's Pa'rus Trail while hurrying to get deeper into the main canyon. In their haste, they overlook the remarkable views and easy access the Pa’rus Trail offers. The trail is particularly beautiful during the morning or evening hours where it makes for an ideal place to see the sunlight catch the peaks, cliffs and pinnacles of the main canyon.

Difficulty: Easy 3.5 miles out-and-back

Note: The Pa’rus trail is the only trail in Zion National Park that allows dogs on leash as well as bicycle traffic. The paved trail surface also makes it ideal for visitors in wheelchairs who would like to experience the park, though a few rougher sections will require some assistance to bypass.

The Pa’rus trail begins behind the South Campground and is easily accessed directly from the Zion National Park visitor center. The trail follows the open canyon, flanked by The Watchman and Bridge Mountain to the south and east and the West Temple and Bee Hive to the West and North.

Follow the paved trail up-canyon to the Canyon Junction, where the road up-canyon is closed to private vehicle traffic during the spring, summer and fall months.

You can turn around to retrace your steps, or when the shuttle is running board the free shuttle to return to the Visitor Center.

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