The Narrows, Zion National Park
Categories: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
In the upper sections of the Zion Canyon, the Virgin River has carved out a 25.7 km (16 mi) gorge, referred to as The Narrows. Hiking through the gorge is an unusual and occasionally challenging experience that rewards with its breathtaking scenery. For approximately two thirds of the route, the river runs the entire width of the canyon--and thus you walk, wade, and occasionally swim. Wearing the proper attire is essential, as the water can be cold, and the rocks underfoot are slippery. Bring a trekking pole, sturdy shoes, and a change of clothes. Put your dry items, valuables, and electronics in waterproof bags to prevent damage. Put The Narrows into our Zion National Park itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Zion National Park.
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If you are going to visit Zion, this is a must do. But,there are a number of criteria that need to be considered. Firstly, you need to look at your level of fitness and based on that decide on how far... read more »
Was there in mid September, so the water level was low. Water shoes or sneakers are fine-you don't need to rent boots. Wear wool socks and rent a walking stick. Your feet will get used to the cold in ... read more »
You really have to have the proper equipment and attire for this hike. We spent the $39 and rented the entire package from Zion Guru in town, Springdale, UT, the night before our hike. The most import... read more »
The Narrows Bottom Up is a great place to visit during the summer time when the temps get hot. First, hike Angels Landing in the morning to enjoy Zion's awesome view. Then, hike the narrows to cool off while enjoying the canyon views.
Incredíble hike with amazing views. Summer time gets busy so plan accordingly. Water shoes and hiking sticks are recommended along with some sturdy hiking shoes. Hiking sticks and shoes are available for rent at the Visitor's Center.
I had the pleasure of watching several hummingbirds fly down and hover just above the water while they drank from the river. Absolutely stunning views all around. I'm an avid traveler and this is my favorite hike I've completed thus far. I recommend getting an early start to avoid the crowds. Make sure you have good footwear. I wore Chacos and they worked out pretty well for me.
Beautiful hike. We went in October and the water was already a little cold so we had to rent all the equipment and rush a little bit because it was already half afternoon and the sun goes down quickly in that period of the year. I would definitely suggest it to everyone. The Rangers were very helpful in giving us all the information we needed for the preparation.
Unique hike through river. Its amazingly refreshing and beautiful. Make sure to have walking stick as water flow is high in some areas as you go in.
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