Parunuweap Pass Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Rewarding but difficult day hike into seldom explored East Zion to be done as a one way hike. You will need to park a car at each end of the trail You've hiked Angles Landing, Emerald Pools, Observation Point or Weeping Rock and you think you know Zion National Park, think again. Parunuweap Pass route on the East Side of Zion will open your eyes to a Zion few people will ever see in their lifetimes. A difficult day hike, Parunuweap pass offers the chance to experience a piece of every adventure Zion has to offer. Slot Canyons, Rock Climbing, Slick Rock Scrambling, Bushwacking, Route Finding, Peak Bagging and breath taking views. No Permits are required for this back country excursion but use caution, this is the path least followed. During my jaunt I didn't see another living soul, which can cause problems if you run into trouble or need help. Any help is a very, very long way off.
Parunuweap Pass will sharpen every skill needed in the back country of Zion National Park. Route finding, 4th class scrambling, weakness exploitation to ascent / descend in and out of canyons, gullies, washes. Climb fault lines and saddles, add peak bagging. If you like to be alone and rewarded with spectacular views all to yourself, this is the one.