Biking and Walking Zion's Pa'rus Trail - Easy, Paved, and Dog-Friendly

Pa'rus Trail is one of the favorite places for bikes as well as strollers and wheelchairs. And it's dog-friendly which is rare in national parks.
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Zion's Pa'rus Trail

Pa'rus Trail in Zion National Park

This easy trail follows the Virgin River from the South Campground to Canyon Junction. The trail is 1.7 miles one way and is open year-round. About mid-point on the trail, you can take a dirt side trail to the Zion Human History Museum. A couple times along the way, the trail has bridges that cut across the river.

A special treat is walking the trail at sunset as the sun illuminates the west-facing wall of the Watchman.

The Zion Canyon Shuttle makes three stops along the trail: at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, the Zion Human History Museum, and at Canyon Junction. This makes it easy to walk or ride the trail one-way and ride the shuttle back.

Pa'rus Trail is a paved trail shared with pedestrians and leashed pets. It is the only trail inside the park that allows pets and has newly installed pet waste stations. It is also the only trail inside Zion National Park that allows bicycles.

Pa'rus means bubbling, tumbling water, and the trail crosses two tributaries to the Virgin River.

Ranger Rosie the Golden Retriever loves utilizing the new pet waste stations on the Pa'rus Trail, ensuring she limits her impact by leaving only paw prints in her national park! The Pa'rus Trail is the only pet accessible trail in Zion. NPS Photo/Jonathan Fortner

Ranger Rosie the Golden Retriever loves utilizing the new pet waste stations on the Pa'rus Trail, ensuring she limits her impact by leaving only paw prints in her national park! NPS Photo/Jonathan Fortner

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