In Zion National Park, the Riverside Walk offers a pleasant stroll along the Virgin River, as it meanders through jaw-dropping red sandstone cliffs…
You can walk along easy, well-maintained paths; and at any point, the kids can play in the shallow, bubbling river that parallels the trail.
The trail starts at the Temple of Sinawava, which is the last Shuttle Bus Stop at the end of the road into Zion Canyon.
For about 2 miles, things remain easily accessible. If you want to continue farther into the Narrows, make sure you do your homework on that, and come prepared with the equipment you need and the verification of a proper weather report!
We’ve never been all the way into the Narrows, but I do hope to give it a shot one day!
As for us, a typical journey into Zion National Park for the day, would include some Visitor Center or Museum exhibits; a hike or two, such as Weeping Rock and the Emerald Pools; lunch bought at the Castle Dome Cafe, with a picnic under the big tree; and then spending the rest of the day peacefully ambling along the Riverside Walk, while the kids splash to their heart’s delight in the Virgin River!
The best part, is that there are SO many lovely hiking options!
Just get out there and ENJOY!
Zion IS my favorite NPS Unit for VERY good reason!
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