Pa’rus Trail

Springdale, Utah 84767

Pa’rus Trail

Pa’rus Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Pa’rus Trail is a popular multiuse trail that winds alongside and crosses the Virgin River between the visitor center and Canyon Junction at the mouth of Zion Canyon.

The name Pa’rus comes from a Paiute word meaning “bubbling, tumbling water,” and the relaxing gurgle of the river is nearby throughout this hike. In addition to the river, you’ll find good bird-watching in the dense riverbank vegetation, as well as numerous opportunities to access the river."

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Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Dayna Stern
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"The Pa’rus Trail is an easy wheelchair-accessible hike along the Virgin River in Zion National Park. The only dog-friendly trail within the park offers spectacular views of the towering red and white walls of Zion Canyon. The busy hike also serves as a popular bicycle route. If you need to explore the park without your dog, consider leaving him at the Doggy Dude Ranch ([435] 772-3105) or one of the pet-friendly hotels just outside the park in Rockville. Never leave your dog alone in the car—the heat can reach more than 120 degrees in the shade."

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If you're looking for something that is extremely easy on the stroller (and the person pushing the stroller) try the Riverside Walk. Emerald Pools can be done with a stroller, but not as easily. Perfect for kids 3+ and you're rewarded with a nice hike in the shade with plenty of smaller wildlife along the way. High recommended.

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