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The Narrows, Zion National Park

Must see · National Park · Hiking Trail
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. Use our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website to add The Narrows and other attractions to your Zion National Park vacation plans.
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  • What an amazing experience with incredible views! A must do hike for those who love adventure. You are walking most of the time in water and on rocks. Make sure you have waterproof shoes with hard....  more »
  • This hike is incredible. The views are absolutely breath taking. The rock formations are absolutely massive. We visited in mid October. My adult sons and husband rented the water shoes, neoprene...  more »
  • mile walk to get to the water crowed very cold water so beautiful hard hike then took the sand path along the river back less crowed amazing  more »
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  • when amazing place! A must to revisit!
  • It was absolutely beautiful and the hike itself is so much fun and you just feel good because ur in the water
  • Super gorgeous location and hike. Walking through the water is such an unforgettable experience. Definitely recommend doing at least once in your lifetime
  • An amazing experience! Walking completely through the river with huge canyons surrounding you! Stop and take a swim at the deeper sections of the river! Pack water and snacks cause you can walk through the narrows for hours!
  • So much fun! Bring water and snacks, get their super early to avoid the crowds, check the weather. I took hiking shoes with a good grip and I was fine, nothing fancy.

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