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The Narrows, Zion National Park

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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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  • This is one of the most unique hikes I’ve ever had, do not be fooled take the needed equipment, you can rent it down at one of the stores for 50 dllrs well worth it! But in general walking up the... 
    This is one of the most unique hikes I’ve ever had, do not be fooled take the needed equipment, you can rent it down at one of the stores for 50 dllrs well worth it! But in general walking up the...  more »
  • We walked the mile and a half of the Narrows in waders and it was amazing. My daughter fell in near the end and got pretty cold (bring extra clothes in a dry bag!) but it was an amazing experience... 
    We walked the mile and a half of the Narrows in waders and it was amazing. My daughter fell in near the end and got pretty cold (bring extra clothes in a dry bag!) but it was an amazing experience...  more »
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  • The barefoot hiking is such an experience, you should give it a try at your own risk !
  • Bring two poles and hiking boots. Lots of loose rocks but if you have a day to allow. Do It.

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