Parunuweap Canyon – Zion

The independent Zion National Park website has added an attractive blog.

This endorsement by Bo for a slot canyon walk caught my eye:

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Parunuweap Canyon “is my favorite hike of all times. After hiking just about everything in Zion and nearby and doing this one several times using different ways in and out, I can say without a doubt that Parunuweap is my favorite hike!”

High praise.

So much so that we’ve added Parunuweap to our list of the best hikes in North America.

I would recommend this hike to anyone who is fit!

Parunuweap Canyon « Zion National Park blog

Parunuweap, the south East fork of the Virgin river, is far, far less visited than much more famous Zion Narrows off the North fork.

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Zion National Park – Wikipedia

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larger version on flickr – WillsCreek

UPDATE:

Several hikers have written to say that access is not allowed for Parunuweap. Too bad.

UPDATE: Check the comments. Tim states: Actually, you’re allowed in through a technical route called “fat man’s misery.” The only reason the east fork is inaccessible is because of private land ownership on either side.

7 Replies to “Parunuweap Canyon – Zion”

  1. Oh great, you say “Parunuweap, the south fork of the Virgin river, is far, far less visited than much more famous Zion Narrows”, so I look on the included map, and the south fork isn’t labeled?

  2. OOPS.

    I should have said the East Fork of the Virgin river, which happens to be south of the more famous Zion Narrows of the North Fork.

    My bad.

  3. a few years back, i was a student conservation association intern in ZIon and Last i Checked, parunuweap canyon was restricted to visit due in part to some archaeological artifacts that the park watnted to leave in tact.
    if this isn’t the case then i stand corrected, but according to every single park ranger that i spoke with during my tenure said the same thing.

  4. Actually, you’re allowed in through a technical route called “fat man’s misery.” The only reason the east fork is inaccessible is because of private land ownership on either side.

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