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The Narrows, Zion National Park

In the upper sections of the Zion Canyon, the Virgin River has carved out a 25.7 km (16 mi) gorge, referred to as The Narrows. Hiking through the gorge is an unusual and occasionally challenging experience that rewards with its breathtaking scenery. For approximately two thirds of the route, the river runs the entire width of the canyon--and thus you walk, wade, and occasionally swim. Wearing the proper attire is essential, as the water can be cold, and the rocks underfoot are slippery. Bring a trekking pole, sturdy shoes, and a change of clothes. Put your dry items, valuables, and electronics in waterproof bags to prevent damage. Use our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website to add The Narrows and other attractions to your Zion National Park vacation plans.
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  • Absolutely! Very nice place! Cool your feet in the water! Provide for old shoes or water shoes and sticks for stability. Not recommended for young children!
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  • Although the Narrows was closed after the riverwalk, the family still enjoyed it. we are now determined to come back to do the whole thing.  more »
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  • Was such a fun hike! Bring water shoes and your own walking stick, as it can get expensive to rent these items for just one hike
  • 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...

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