"Zion Canyon Scenic Drive" Zion National Park Things to Do Tip by kazander

Zion National Park Things to Do: 286 reviews and 538 photos

  at the start of Riverside Walk
by kazander

Take your time with this road, stop frequently, take it all in, smell the air, it's wonderful. Whether it be out of season with your own vehicle, or taking the summer shuttle, The Main part of the park, the canyon, should be your first venture. Along this road are the most visited sights in the park. We stopped at quite a few, including Weeping Rock, The great White Throne, Big bend...but we started at the far end of this road at the Temple of Sinawava. This is where the Riverside Walk begins. This trail is about a mile stroll on paved walkways. It's easy enough for any level of "hiker", even if you aren't one. At the end of the Riverside walk the famed Narrows trail begins. The Narrows is basically a wade through the Virgin river while the towering canyons close in on you. Truly this hike is the epitome of Zion. In the winter however, it might be too chilly for the Narrows (as it was for us) the water was quite cold, so we passed on this trail (but we'll be back in warmer weather!) Even if it's too cold for the Narrows, at least do the Riverside Walk.

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2007
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