Photo: National Park Service
Gateway to the Narrows. The Riverside Walk is the closest you can get to the Narrows of the Virgin without getting your feet wet. Hiked as a prelude to the Narrows or on its own itself, this two mile round-trip hike is a must-do, even for the visitor with only a few hours to spend in Zion. As the path take you deeper into Zion Canyon's squeezing walls, the temperatures drop, the plant life changes, and you being to enter another world.
The squirrels on this hike are often especially aggressive, tearing into unsupervised backpacks and bags. Please, DON'T FEED THE SQUIRRELS. No matter how cute they look, it is illegal to feed animals in any National Park, and it's also bad for their health.This path is wheelchair and stroller accessible. That, along with the wide availability of shade, make it the most accessible trail in the Park for families.
Water and bathrooms are located at the trailhead
A printable canyon descriptionand map you can take with you.
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General Zion Canyon trail map
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