Take inspiration from the majestic canyon surrounds and join the myriad photographers and artists snapping and sketching along the river's edge. Or, stop for a nap on the sandy shoreline, a cool, shaded bastion during Utah's hottest summer months.
This trail, though one of the park's easiest and most accessible, sits squarely in flash-flood territory. Check weather forecasts and trail conditions with park rangers before catching the shuttle to the trailhead and be weary of unpredictable weather.
-Mapped by Kristy Holland
Trailhead: Between March and November the trailhead is only accessible via shuttle. Catch the comfortable, fully accessible buses at the Visitor Center near the park's south entrance and disembark at the Temple of Sinawava. In winter, drive 6.2 miles north of UT 9 on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and park at the Temple of Sinawava parking lot. The turnaround here marks the end of the canyon road.