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"Riverside Walk" Top 5 Page for this destination Riverside Walk Tip by goodfish

Riverside Walk, Zion National Park: 9 reviews and 22 photos

Ah, they got this one right; a “walk” is exactly what it is! This is a sweet, 1-mile (2 RT) paved promenade above the river, deep between the canyon walls. Along the way are hanging “gardens” of lush, green ferns and mosses which grow out of “weeping" fractures in the rock. Here, the river bubbles musically over stones and little waterfalls, and sandy beaches alongside tranquil pools invite wading on hot summer days: wear your swimsuit and pack your water shoes!

It is handicapped accessible, and doubles as the trailhead for hikers heading into the Narrows so it’s also very busy much of the day; if you’re looking to have more of it to yourselves, do this one early in the morning or in the evenings. Otherwise, it's a terrific activity for families with young children or visitors with mobility challenges any time at all.

NOTE: the river will rise very quickly and become dangerously fast, muddy and debris-filled during or after heavy rain so this is not a good time to wander off the path.

Address: Zion National Park
Directions: Temple of Sinawava shuttle stop at the furthest north end of the Scenic Drive.

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2014
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