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short hike

We will arrive in Springdale around 3pm, can anyone recommend a nice 2 hr. hike. We will have 2 full days after that to do more hiking, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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1. Re: short hike

You could drive out thru the tunnel and see the east side of the park and Checkerboard Mesa,then do Canyon Overlook on the way back. Canyon Overlook is not a very long trail, but takes about an hour if you sit out there and take pictures.

Or you could take the shuttle to the end of the canyon to get a feel for where things are in the park, then do the Riverside walk.

The Watchman trail near the campground would fit in your time frame.

You can check out the views from the Watchman trail and Canyon Overlook here.

www.citrusmilo.com/joesguidetozion

Edited: 26 September 2011, 21:16
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2. Re: short hike

Thanks.......I also saw Pa Rus Trail is that in the same area? Also, we were thinking of doing the Narrows, what are the conditions this time of year, reading some posts (not sure time of year) can be waist deep.........is that the norm?? Thanks again for your time.

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3. Re: short hike

Not sure when your trip is, but Watchman trail can be very warm in the afternoon sun, FYI. Also the shuttle stops running the end of October.

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Posted at the same time. PaRus trail is a flat paved trail from the visitor center to Canyon Junction.Nice place for a sunset walk.

The Narrows at this time of year is usually shin to knee deep.However it was a big runoff year,and there are some deep holes here and there,waist deep or more.You may want to rent the gear here.

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5. Re: short hike

I love the Parus Trail late in the afternoon. Gorgeous!!!

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We will be up there mid Oct. I will check it out ........thanks again!

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