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The Narrows, Zion National Park

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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  • Truly amazing place to hike. This is a must do for anyone looking for adventure. The water is cold but not extremely cold. Every view is breathtaking. At the time of our visit the crowds were...  more »
  • One of my favorite hikes ever. Rented gear and hiked for about 3hrs outward. Saw a buck randomly at about the 2.5 he point. Never had water go above my waist/touch my jacket. 10/10 would recommend...  more »
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  • 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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