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PA’RUS TRAIL – ZION NATIONAL PARK

PA’RUS TRAIL – ZION NATIONAL PARK

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 3.5 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

The Pa’rus Trail is one of the best, and often overlooked hiking trails in Zion National Park. This is a paved trail that begins next to the Watchman Campground and follows the river for just under 2 miles and ends at the Canyon Junction tram stop. This is a great trail to beat the crowds at the tram terminal! The views along this pathway are incredible, and for those looking for great photo ops, there are many along this route. The trail crosses the river several times and meanders through the incredible landscape of Zion Canyon.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

3.5 miles

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

1-2 hours

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Zion National Park

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

50 Miles (1 hour 10 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Flushing Toilets at Ranger Station/Lodge

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back, Shuttle

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Summer, Fall

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available, Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Asphalt

SUN EXPOSURE

Partial Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on I-15 for about 18 miles and take exit 27 to Toquerville. Turn right on UT-17 and follow it for 6 miles. Turn left onto UT-9 and follow it for approximately 20 miles until you come to the park entrance. If parking is full inside the park, you can park in the town of Springdale and ride the shuttle up to the park. Once you pass through the pay booth, take an immediate right and follow the signs for general parking around the Visitor’s Center. Walk past the tram lines and up toward the campground. There will be signs pointing you to the trail head.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Information Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hike St George

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.

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