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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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  • My favorite part of the Narrows was the stunning beauty but also the fact that we were prepared. My husband and I are 63 an 64 years old. There were people of all ages hiking The Narrows but more...  more »
  • This is a “must do” experience. Hike between the soaring canyon walls, going only as far as you want to go. No matter how far you go, the scenery is amazing. We found our hiking poles to be...  more »
  • This was our favorite part of the park. It must be one of the most popular because there were a lot of people there. It wasn't crowded though because the place is so bug everyone has room to explore.....  more »
  • 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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