Distance: 2.2 miles (round trip)
Trail type: Up and back
Elevation Change: 57 feet
Duration: 1.5 hours
Difficulty rating: Easy
Also known as the Gateway to the Narrows, this easy, paved trail begins at the Temple of Sinawava and parallels the Virgin River. Shaded much of the way, the trail is a spectacular showcase of the park’s diverse plant life, exhibiting everything from ferns to Gypsum Weed. Hikers might also catch a glimpse of wildlife such as mule deer, rock squirrels and tree frogs. The trail ends at the mouth of the Zion Narrows, where adventurous hikers can wade up the river to view one of the park’s most stunning spectacles.
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