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The Narrows, Zion National Park

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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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  • At the visitor center was The Narrows closed was because of high water. The Riverside Walk was open and that you could get to the place where you the water in. In itself a nice walk. Not difficult and certainly by the powerful flow of the Virgin River then again fun with a number of photogenic spots. With some balancing on the stones in the River could you just the opening of The Narrows on the plate. Too bad though, as a whole, however, the difficulty of the hike.
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  • We went to Zion in late June 2016 and we were glad we scheduled 3 days there as 1 day was closed for the Narrows due to flash flooding. So worth waiting for! Make sure to rent the shoes and poles from...  more »
  • This is the best hike in the park, but plan in advance. Good water shoes are a must - you will be walking through the canyon water most of the way. The views are stunning, and the walking is not super...  more »