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The Narrows

The Narrows is one of the absolute coolest hikes in Zion National Park and the entire national park system for that matter.

Zion National Park

Description

The Narrows is one of the absolute coolest hikes in Zion National Park and the entire national park system for that matter. Hikers hike, walk, and wade through a narrow canyon of massive red rock canyon walls where the Virgin River has been at work for millions of years.

Distance: *16 miles (but most only hike the first few miles which are incredible)
Time: Typically 2-3 hours depending on how far you go

The total hike is 16 miles long but most folks only do the first few which are incredible. You’ll need some good water shoes for this hike and a hiking pole is recommended although most folks go without (water shoes can be rented in Springdale at a number of places). The deepest the water gets is about 3-4ft but most of the hike is in ankle deep water.

 

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit The Narrows is early in the morning before it fills up with other eager park-goers! This trail is extremely popular so the earlier you get there the better!

Things to Note

From time to time toxic algae blooms occur in the Virgin River which can be harmful to humans so make sure to check the NPS site before visiting.

The Narrows | Zion National Park, Utah

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Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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