The Narrows

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  • Address: Zion National Park, The Narrows Bottom Up, Hurricane, UT 84737, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-4357723256
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Canyon

As the name suggests, the Narrows is the narrowest, yet popular, section of Zion Canyon. Ranked number 5 in National Geographic's list of America's Best 100 Adventures, this scenic hike is a must when you visit Zion National Park. The walls of the canyon are around thousand feet high and the hike across the gorge goes through the Virgin River, which is about twenty to thirty feet wide. While there is a paved road along the Riverside Walk, you can only see the Narrows from there. The real fun lies in actually hiking through it. There are two ways to hike through the Narrows- bottom up from the Temple of Sinawava, which does not require any permit and is recommended, and top down from Chamberlain's Rance, which requires a permit.

  • You must get your feet wet since there is no trail. Wear appropriate footwear.

  • You need to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park.
  • Private Vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less): $30. Valid for 7 days.
  • Motorcycle: $25. Valid for 7 days.
  • Per Person: $15. Valid for 7 days.
  • Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

  • By Car
  • On foot

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  • The Narrows Address: Zion National Park, The Narrows Bottom Up, Hurricane, UT 84737, United States
  • The Narrows Contact Number: +1-4357723256
  • The Narrows Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Narrows Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Narrows(preferred time): 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Narrows: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 60.63% of people who visit Zion National Park include The Narrows in their plan

  • 78.57% of people start their The Narrows visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Narrows

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

94.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Narrows

People normally club together Floor Of The Valley Road and Temple Of Sinawava while planning their visit to The Narrows.

People also prefer to start their day with The Narrows.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Came here in winter and it was gorgeous. Can get challenging to wade through the water but the views are beautiful. I'd def redo it in the spring/summer because the water did get too cold...

  • It's a kid friendly hike and we did it with our 4 years old. Water was freezing in September but still it was worth it.

  • The warm winds of Utah and cold waters of Zion Narrows! This is not at all a ordinary hike! You will walk in the water 90% of the times & you will get wet from head to toe. We been to the parts where water was above our head. But those were small patches & you can avoid by trying to around it. Early patch of around 1/2 mile is definitely fun patch and Kids (with proper gear) will love it. But beyond that its all circle. Carry stick to measure the depth and water shoes. Regular shoes will retain the water and will be heavy to walk. There are rental services in Zion which can provide the water shoes. There are no facilities on trail (rest rooms, park office, maps, guides etc) so be prepared. check the youtube videos and park trail maps before you go. Start early and plan to be back before sunset. *** Check the flash flood warnings in park office before you head out ***. The canyons show the water levels way up high and its very tricky to survive when it happens (watch Youtube videos).

  • This place has incredible high reviews and they're deserved. Hiking the narrows is a unique experience. During the summer months, you can enter the canyons and hike in the Virgin River itself as you work your way back on a 16 miles round trip. Of course, you can hike as far as you'd like before turning around. Hiking in August, I found the water and air temperature to be moderate. The high canyon walls block a lot of the sun. The water is typically around calf deep but it can be hard to hike through with the perpetual resistance of the flowing water. Bring a sturdy walking stick to help support you as you walk over the river rock. Bring lots of water and some food. It might not be a bad idea to bring a jacket as well in case you're out late. I wouldn't recommend hiking it in the dark. The shuttle stops running at 9:30pm.

  • Breathtaking scenery! Take the shuttle to the trail head and prepare for an amazing hike. Most adventurers start at the bottom of the canyon (where the shuttle drops you off) and work their way up, walk for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 3 hours, the choice is yours - to return, simply turn around and hike back the way you came. There are permits available for one or two day treks that start at the top and end up at the trail head. When starting from the trail head, make sure to use the facilities prior to starting! We opted to rent gear (wading boots and walking stick) which really helped while hiking through the river and over rocks.

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