The NarrowsCurrently Open
- 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
The Narrows - Review
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.
The Narrows Information
- You must get your feet wet since there is no trail. Wear appropriate footwear.
The Narrows Ticket Prices
- 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.
How To reach The Narrows by Public Transport
- By Car
- On foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Narrows
61.28% of people who visit Zion National Park include The Narrows in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
78.57% of people start their The Narrows visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Narrows
94.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Narrows
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The Narrows, Zion National Park Reviews
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.
Great and very special hike. We would recommend to have proper trail running shoes (or rented shoes from a local outfitter), a walking stick and to start VERY early in the morning (take the shuttle to the "Temple of Sinawava" before 7:00 am. Otherwise you will "enjoy" the Narrows with hordes of other tourists!
This consists of two ways of trekking in the river water. One is bottom to top and other one is top to bottom. Everyone prefer the first While the later one requires prior permission. So we enjoyed a trek in the bottom to top for 4 hours and we came back once it becomes dark. We enjoyed the trek over here. And a lovely and nature beauty can be seen in these narrows.
Such a relaxing, beautiful, and fun hike! What I would highly recommend is bringing water boots and a trekking pole. There’s a rental place at the park if you’re in need. If not boots then at least a trekking pole. There’s a lot of opportunities for breaking ankles with this trail, especially if it’s super windy while you’re there!
Take a trekking pole! Go as far as you can go, the further you go the more beautiful it is. We will definitely be going back. We went as far as Wall Street and wished we had more time to go further. So plan ahead for a day long hike.