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Temple of Sinawava Trail

Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This trail can be hiked to view the Narrows of the Virgin River Canyon.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This trail can be hiked to view the Narrows of the Virgin River Canyon.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband has a heart condition and yet he was quite able to take this hike. The fall colors were stunning on this trail, and the deer very tame.

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Adelaide, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We did our tour with the southwest adventure tour company so it was a tour of five canyons. The first was through zion and in particular the sinawava temple hike. This was approx one mile and at the end it turns into the Narrows. We didn't take this portion as it is apparently a five mile trek to the end... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

To the start of the main river is about a 30 minutes walk from the shuttle bus stop. if you have waterproofs and waders as many walkers did then you can walk down the river for many miles if you so wish. You cannot do this without the appropriate clothing as there is no footpath. Watch for rock climbers en... More 

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Boston
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207 reviews 207 reviews
110 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This trail is at the last stop on the shuttle. It is level and paved, but there are opportunities to get closer to the river. The scenery is really pretty as the walls of the canyon get closer, and the trail ends at the start of the Narrows trail (for which you should have waterproof shoes.) it's the easiest trail... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This trail was a delight. It has beautiful scenery and is well maintained for rather easy going. It follows the river which is nice. The free shuttle ride up to the trail is scenic and handy from the visitor's center or the Lodge.

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Salem, Oregon
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401 reviews 401 reviews
137 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This trail is at the end of the paved road. It takes you into the ever-narrowing upper canyon, and eventually leads to the beginning of the narrows. Going further requires wet suits and water boots. The trail itself is paved most of the way and is fairly level, so it is an easy walk, though lengthy. You can get off... More 

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europe
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An easy stroll along the river , as advertised in the Park paper' to the start of the Narrows.After reading some of the reviews I guess we were lucky in that though we were far from alone it did not feel crowded. If you want to taste the start of that canyon without wading or swimming in the cold Virgin... More 

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Orlando, FL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We walked the Temple of the Sinawava Trail when the weather was dry and it was pretty. Lots of birds, deer, and the river was gentle and flowing slowly. We went back the next day after a heavy rain and it was a totally different experience! The river was heavily swollen and carrying trees -not tree branches, but entire trees-... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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198 reviews 198 reviews
25 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful paved walk along the Virgin River. The full walk was about two miles but had several places where you could go to the river and then head back if desired. If you have the time, take the full walk.

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Clifton Park, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very easy trail and spectacular views. It can get a bit crowded - so we liked it best at sunrise. While the main trail can be crowded, you can get off near the river and relax in peace. Just watch out for rattlesnakes.

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