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The Pa’rus Trail provides an easy way to explore Zion National Park by bike. The paved, nearly 2-mile trail begins at the park's South Campground, just north of Springdale. From there, the trail heads north along the Virgin River and crosses Oak Creek and Pine Creek, so you can cool off in the water on hot summer days.
Along the way, the trail passes the park's visitor center and spur trails lead off to the Zion Human History Museum and the Zion Nature Center, all worth a stop for a richer understanding of this unique arid landscape.
Parking is available in Zion Canyon National Park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and South Campground.
What an amazing ride.. It's rough at the beginning inside camping area. After that the trail is GREAT. Amazing ride. So beautiful.
Took this paved trail my first day in Zion. Was great with the baby and stroller and had great views and multiple chances to pause and see the river. It will have a bit heavy traffic but other than that it was great. Only hit 174 feet delta elevation change so definitely recommend for beginners, families / young kids , pets, just everyone. I can only imagine it’s the best warmup for the start of a longer stay.
Location: Zion NP, UT
Parking: Arrived at park by 10a on Monday morning and all parking at visitor center was taken. Parked on street in Springdale ($20 for all day). Accessed the park at the river bridge entrance near the Zion Canyon Village mall, just before the vehicle toll booth entrance to the park.
Trail Condition: Wide pavement in good condition.
Signage: Trail is well signed.
Comments: This national park is very popular and has a high visitation rate, thus the trail was busy with lots of bikers and hikers. However, wasn’t impossible to ride and enjoy the scenery. The visitor center area was very crowded and needed to walk bike through the area to get to the trail. Makes for a decent connector to the scenic canyon drive (Floor of the Valley Drive). The scenic canyon drive is limited vehicle access and makes for a nice bike ride to the end of the canyon. Overall this was a nice ride. We did ride the road back to the visitor center and skipped Pa’rus trail on the return trip.
Nice nature walk in a stunning location
Ran this trail recently.Absolutely beautiful!Found myself just gazing at the incredible beauty of Zion during the run.There is a steady uphill grade from the Visitor Center to Canyon Junction.The first quarter mile of trail from Visitor Center is a little bumpy.So be careful.After that the Trail is quite smooth all the way to Canyon Junction.
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