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The Narrows

Springdale, Utah 84767 USA

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“one of the most unusual hikes on the Colorado Plateau”

The Narrows is the narrowest section of Zion Canyon. This gorge, with walls a thousand feet tall and the river sometimes just twenty to thirty feet wide, is one of the most popular areas in Zion National Park. You can see The Narrows by hiking along the paved, wheelchair accessible Riverside Walk for one mile from the Temple of Sinawava. If you wish to see more, you will be walking in the Virgin River. This can involve wading upstream for just a few minutes or it can be an all day hike.  **Park at Zion Canyon Visitor Center and take the shuttle to it's final stop.

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Reviewed by
Claire Samuels

  • 5 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
06 January 2015
Rated 5.0

There are a lot of crowds, so get going early. Rent the poles and boots, it's not too expensive and they're a massive advantage. Be prepared to be awestruck by one of the most incredible natural phenomena you will ever see. The walls of the narrows are so high and so smooth, carved out over centuries by flowing water, sanded to perfection. The colors are amazing. Take the time to stop and look up at the sky.

10 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
laafilms

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
04 April 2016
Rated 5.0

Hands down the most beautiful hike I've ever done. Make sure to have the right shoes and poles to help you balance. Always check the flash flood report before going.

If the water level is high enough, it's fun to hang on to your waterproof bag and float down the river on your way back!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cemsen

  • 11 Reviews
  • 34 Helpful
02 October 2014
Rated 5.0

Best gorge walk I have ever done.
Make sure you have water proof bags for mobiles and wallets - if you slip you're going to get soaked, if you don't slip you're going to get wet up to your knees (at least).
The water is cold (not freezing) - even at the end of summer.
Could have done it in half the time, but stopped all the time to take pictures.
If I'm ever back in the area, I'll be doing this walk again

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Gabriel Michael

  • 10 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
03 August 2015
Rated 4.0

If you aren't going to have time to hike up the narrows I would recommend not going all the way to the end of the trail. I didn't have the right shoes and was unable to go up stream. there really isn't a lot to see at the end. I would spend your time at one of the many other things to see in the park or stop at one of the many places to swim along the way.

with that said. if you do have the time to do the narrows I hear that it's amazing! it's on my bucket list for sure! 18 miles walking through a canyon in water!?! yes please!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
james

  • 7 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
16 August 2014
Rated 5.0

Loved it, leave early cause the crowds get to be a little annoying dragging their small children trough cold water. If your amongst the first up there it's no problem.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
cbalcita

  • 24 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
10 August 2022

This was the most awesome hike ever! Renting hiking sticks, neoprene socks, and canyoneering hiking boots was crucial to the hike! The walk to where the hike begins is a mile. Don’t try & save money and skip the equipment….not worth it! It’s only $29 from Zion Guru to rent the poles, socks, & shoes pkg. You’ll need to start the hike no later than 8 a.m if you want to avoid the crowds and find parking. The beauty as you hike through the river is absolutely gorgeous!! The canyon walls, the different colorations, & the wonder of it all is breathtaking!!! You’ll never see any other hike like it!

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Reviewed by
Tara

  • 91 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
10 June 2022
Rated 5.0

We went early- about 9AM so it was a little cool- about 68 in the narrows. On our way out there were TONS more people coming in BUT later in the day, when it was 100, would have been a better time to go. We have 4 teens and us. We didn't rent poles and did just fine- no one fell in! We also just brought our own shoes. Crocks (in support mode) collect lots of little rocks I had to keep emptying out. 2 had water socks on and had less rocks, a couple had old tennis shoes and ended up more rocks in their shoes. So... take your pick. Lol The views are beautiful!! 😍 Beginning of June, the water was so cold it hurt your skin until it kind of got numb. Part of the deal, I think with water in a river. Lol The deepest we went was below our waists. I tried to get my GPS to work to see how far we went but.... I had NO service. 😆 If you could only do 1 thing in Zion, this is the one to do. We went to the lower Emerald pool which was very disappointing. Weeping Rock is closed for 8-10 years due to a landslide in 2018. Of the 2 we did, the narrows was definitely the favorite!

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Reviewed by
yuli-ya

  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
25 May 2016
Rated 4.0

We visited in mid-May, and the Narrows trail was closed due to high water. I was disappointed since I was really looking forward to this hike! It's best to do this hike later in the summer although there is a danger of flash floods.

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Springdale, Utah
84767 USA

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