The Narrows, Zion National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Zion National Park, The Narrows Bottom Up, Hurricane, UT 84737, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4357723256
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Canyon
About The Narrows, Zion National Park
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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The Narrows, Zion National Park Reviews
The hike was amazing. Walking through the narrows truly made you feel engulfed by nature and the beautiful rock. Be warned though, during November the water was quite cold. If you wear the proper gear you should be fine, but I personally wore shorts and converse and was thus quite cold. Despite that, it was still incredibly enjoyable!
Equipment rental company was friendly and cheap. The Narrows themselves were breathtaking. There were plenty of cool rock formations and caves to climb up. If you make this trek I'd recommend going all the way to Wall Street. Once the canyon walls close in to about 20ft across it feels like you're a Hobbit on a quest.
Great hike. I did it in August, warmer water as well as a longer day. It took me about 12hrs to complete it but I was stopping quite a bit. The "trail" is the Virgin River, simply follow that all the way to the Temple of Sinawava and you'll be fine! Water shoes aren't a necessity but they make it a ton easier!
A must when visiting Zion. The winter water is very cold, so I recommend the neoprene socks, boots, and dry pants. Dry pants will get you to Wall Street, but you will need a bib if you want to go past the end of Wall Street (at least during the time we went -- late December).
Very cool experience to do. Make sure you get pants and shoes. You can rent them. The water is cold