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Dog friendly trail

This is the only trail that you are allowed to take your dog on in Zion National Park. It is a fairly level trail with some awesome views. Please clean up after your dogs so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Elizabeth, Illinois

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the only trail that you are allowed to take your dog on in Zion National Park. It is a fairly level trail with some awesome views. Please clean up after your dogs so that we can continue to enjoy this

Thank yogidog35943
Orange Park, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This like most of Zion has beautiful landscape and with the sun constantly crossing the sky there's always a different shadow or look to the scenery. It is a photography bonanza. The hike is also an easy one but bring lots of water, a snack and leave in the morning during the summer. It can get quite toasty when the... More 

1 Thank Mark A
Fargo, North Dakota
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222 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because it's a paved trail from the Visitor Center to Canyon Junction we did not think it was worth exploring, but we were wrong. It follows the Virgin River and has very nice views of typical Zion formations.

Thank Larry P
Mission Viejo, California
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a mostly level hike except for the final few hundred yards to the summit. But the climb was relatively easy on our winter hike. Just watch for slippery spots. We saw people of all ages readily negotiating the trail. If you stop to take in the great scenery plan on a couple of hours or so, up and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Pa'rus is an easy paved trail that follows the Virgin River from the south campground to Canyon Junction. The trail is wheelchair, cycle and pets accessible and is about 3.5 miles roundtrip.

Thank Ammvin
Dundas, Canada
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The scenic end starts at Canyon Junction and crosses over the scenic Virgin River at several points. The second half towards the Visitor's Centre is quite open and would not be enjoyable on a hot day ... better to double back to Canyon Junction.

Thank 949grantl
Ridgecrest, California
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This easy, flat trail that goes along the Virgin River is the only one in Zion National Park that is dog friendly. We never walked the entire trail, but we and the dogs both enjoyed our time on the Pa'rus Trail.

Thank Nori S
Roy, Utah
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I did this hike at the beginning of our day trip. It's a great hike to start with because it's mostly all level. Anyone can do it and be comfortable. This trail follows the Virgin River, starting at Canyon Junction and ending at the Zion Museum. It's great to end at the museum because you can cool... More 

Thank MaitreyeeMayhem
Joshua Tree
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a beautiful, pretty flat hike/trail that has bridges that crisscross over the river. It is also the only one in Zion National Park that allows your dog to be on! It is a 3 1/2 mile walk roundtrip. Our 12 year old Bosco loved it and really enjoyed cooling off in the river. FYI: If you are a... More 

1 Thank ckahla
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

First time, in all our visits to Zion, we walked along the Pa'rus trail from Canyon Junction down to the visitors center. The trail was paved and flat. Bike friendly. There were a number of places that gave access to the river. It was quiet and not too populated when we were there. We generally bring some sandwiches in our... More 

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