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The Narrows, Zion National Park

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Must see · National Park · Hiking Trail
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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  • What an unforgettable experience. We did not rent waders, but had neoprene socks and hiking shoes. Our feet were cold, but bearable. Hiking poles a must. We went about 10 miles. At times, we...  more »
  • We only went an hour up the river before we turned around and came back because we only had one full day to try to do as much as possible, but that hour was well worth it! It's gorgeous. It did not....  more »
  • when amazing place! A must to revisit!
  • It was absolutely beautiful and the hike itself is so much fun and you just feel good because ur in the water

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