Previously known as Gateway to The Narrows, the Riverview Trail begins at the farthest end of Zion National Park in the natural amphitheater called Temple of Sinawava. This 1-mile well-traveled path will take you to the start of the renowned Narrows, and you can see more than 3,000 visitors per day in the busy season.
The path winds easily next to the river with very little change in elevation. Wheelchairs and strollers can also access this trail easily, but sometimes the wind carries sand that can accumulate on the path, and this can make it a little harder to maneuver.
As one of the most popular trails in the park, it is best to hike it early in the day, especially in the summer when the park is really busy. If you take the park shuttle, it will be the very last stop ot the park. Heading there early will also help you avoid the intense summer heat.
There are many squirrels along the path begging for food. Please resist the temptation to feed them. Other wildlife that can often be seen or at least heard include the canyon tree frogs that stay around the pockets of ponds by the stream.
Once you reach the end of the paved path, you can go a little further to take a peak of what the Narrows looks like; if you decided to continue past that point and venture into the Narrows, make sure to check the weather forecast and have all of the necessary gear ready.