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Biking the Pa'Rus Trail in Zion National Park

Family bike rides are a great way to get some exercise, get the kids off their electronics and enjoying the outdoors. One of the most beautiful bike riding trails around is the Pa’Rus trail in Zion National Park.

Load your bikes up and bring them with you, or go the easy route and rent them from Zion Outfitter. Zion Outfitter is just steps from the walk-in entrance to Zion. This makes it so easy to rent your bikes and be riding the Pa’rus trail in a matter of minutes.


The Pa’Rus trail is a relaxing and easy 1.7 mile (one way) biking and walking path that takes you along the Virgin River and ends at Canyon Junction (the shuttle stop that takes you into the canyon). The trail starts at the Visitor Center and goes along the South Campground. It takes you over several beautiful bridges that cross the Virgin River. There are numerous places to stop and let the kids play along the river. Scroll down for tips and additional info.

Biking the Pa'Rus trail in Zion
Biking the Pa'Rus trail in Zion
Biking the Pa'Rus trail in Zion
Biking the Pa'Rus trail in Zion


  • This path can easily be done in under an hour.

  • The Pa'Rus trail will take you to the Natural History Museum where you can watch a really interesting short film about the history of Zion.

  • You can put your bikes on the front of the shuttle at Canyon Junction and take the shuttle back to the visitor center if needed.

  • Zion Outfitter also rents bike trailers for toddlers.

  • Bring water and plenty of snacks on your biking adventure.

Next time you are visiting Zion with your family make sure to bring your bikes or rent some and bike this beautiful trail. Get all the details about renting bikes from Zion Outfitter here.