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.
Tours to The Narrows
The Narrows Reviews
Unbelievable hike! The beauty of this hike is unparalleled. Hiking up and down the Virgin River in a canyon in Zion. Wow! more »
As I was preparing for our Narrows hike 11/10/19, I was reading all of these reviews to figure out how to prepare. This is what I learned. The flow the day we went was 52, water temperature 34 F, the ... 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
Places to stay near The Narrows
Plan your trip to Zion National Park
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Zion National Park
Nature in Zion National Park
Hidden gems in Zion National Park
Trails in Zion National Park
Plans to The Narrows by other users
25 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Zion National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Zion National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Las Vegas, Utah & Page BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Western US BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium