HIKING THE NARROWS IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW — Yvonne’s Travel Blog

 

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park is most likely on your bucket list, and for a good reason. The Narrows, or more precisely the Narrows of the North Fork of the Virgin River, draws hikers from all over the world with its outstanding scenery and the unique way of trekking it – in the river. When planning this adventure, you will face many questions, for instance, is hiking the Narrows dangerous, is it suitable for me, do I need any special equipment to take the hike. Additionally, you may ask yourself how to get there and how many hours to devote to this adventure. In this post, you will get your questions answered. Here is the guide on how to hike the Narrows in Zion.  

The Narrows In Zion National Park requires hiking in the river.
The Narrows In Zion National Park requires hiking in the river almost all the way. 

HIKING THE NARROWS IN ZION NATIONAL PARK – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

There are many reasons why Utah is the best place for nature lovers, with Zion National Park being one of the primary ones. I visited the park two times, and both times I felt overtaken by its incredible beauty. A prominent feature of the park is Zion Canyon, 15 miles (24 km) long and up to 2,640 ft (800 m) deep. It can easily be seen from many overlooks accessible from Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway (Utah 9).

Zion National Park can certainly impress with its red rock scenery.
Zion National Park can certainly impress with its red rock scenery.

What is the Narrows?

The Narrows is essentially a slot canyon, the narrowest section of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, situated on the North Fork of the Virgin River, upstream of the main canyon. For 13 million years, the Virgin River has carved through the red sandstones of Zion National Park to create some of the most unforgettable scenery in the world. The walls fo the canyon, a thousand feet tall, are only twenty feet apart in some places.  The hike requires walking in the river.

Hiking the Narrows in Zion. Tall wall of Zion Canyon.
Hiking The Narrows in Zion is one of a kind experience.

Who can hike The Narrows?

Almost anyone can explore the Narrows to some degree, depending on the level of experience and mobility. Here are the choices.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park is most likely on your bucket list, and for a good reason. The Narrows, or more precisely the Narrows of the North Fork of the Virgin River, draws hikers from all over the world with its outstanding scenery and the unique way…

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