This easy paved trail along the North Fork of the Virgin River in Zion Canyon may be the most popular walk in the park. Springs and seeps in the canyon walls support hanging gardens and attract abundant bird life. From the Temple of Sinawava shuttle stop at the end of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, the trail winds up the canyon to its end in two miles round-trip; the elevation gain is just 57 feet. The path is wheelchair accessible. Beyond this point, Zion Canyon is too narrow for a trail, but well-prepared hikers can wade upstream if flow and weather conditions allow.

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Expert Review of Riverside Walk

Active and Adventure Review of Riverside Walk

Away Travel Expert: Bill Weir
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ActiveExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Trailside exhibits interpret the natural world.
  • Springs and seeps occur where water in the porous Navajo Sandstone meets the less permeable Kayenta Formation below.
  • Photographers often find the best light in late morning. Cottonwoods and maples provide splashes of color in autumn.

Zion Canyon
Zion National Park
Springdale, Utah 84767
Parking: Always open
Price: Park entry is $25 per car or $12 pedestrian/cyclist for 7 days

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 435-772-3256
Fax: 435-772-3426
Transportation: Shuttle (except winter), car (winter only), bicycle
Neighborhood: Zion Canyon
Price Information: Park entry is $25 per car or $12 pedestrian/cyclist for 7 days
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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