The Narrows is a 15-mile stretch where the North Fork of the Virgin River carved its way through rock, creating one long slot canyon. Most of the Narrows is located in Zion National Park, but the first section (if you hike from the top-down) begins on private property just northeast of the park.
- 1 Where does the Narrows hike start?
- 2 Where is the Narrows in Zion National Park?
- 3 How long is the Narrows hike at Zion?
- 4 Is the Narrows a difficult hike?
- 5 Has anyone died in the Narrows Zion?
- 6 Which shuttle stop is Angels Landing?
- 7 Can you hike the Narrows without a shuttle?
- 8 Are the Narrows safe to hike right now?
- 9 Do you need a permit to hike the Narrows?
- 10 Can you do the Narrows and Angels Landing in one day?
- 11 What is the best time of year to hike the Narrows?
- 12 What is the best time of day to hike the Narrows?
- 13 Are there snakes in Zion Narrows?
- 14 Are there snakes in the Narrows?
- 15 Can I wear water shoes to hike the Narrows?
Where does the Narrows hike start?
A hike through The Narrows requires hiking in the Virgin River. You must get your feet wet since there is no trail. Most people choose to start their hike from the Temple of Sinawava via the Riverside Walk and then walk upstream before turning around and hiking back down to the Temple of Sinawava.
Where is the Narrows in Zion National Park?
The North Fork of the Virgin River (aka “The Zion Narrows”) is probably one of the most legendary canyons to hike in all of Zion National Park. The Zion Narrows is the section of the Virgin River just upstream from the Temple of Sinawava (the end of the road up the main canyon).
How long is the Narrows hike at Zion?
Suitable for most hikers, the Narrows Bottom-Up hike can be as much as a 10-mile round-trip or as little as the 2-mile round-trip of the paved Riverside Walk. To see Wall Street, hikers must travel a minimum of 6 miles round-trip, 4 miles of which is in and along the Virgin River.
Is the Narrows a difficult hike?
Not very difficult, unless you want to hike the entire trail length for an all-day adventure. How many miles is the Narrows hike? 16 miles total if you hike top-down, but most people just hike in 1-3 miles bottom-up and turn around and come back, considering you have to hike out whatever you hike in.
Has anyone died in the Narrows Zion?
All members of the hiking party were friends and had hiking experience. Although they checked the weather prior to the hike, they were caught in the canyon during a surprise flash flood. All seven were killed. The Narrows, another slot canyon, is the most narrow canyon in Zion National Park.
Which shuttle stop is Angels Landing?
The hike to Angels Landing starts at the Grotto Trailhead, the 6th stop for the Zion Canyon Shuttle in Zion’s main canyon.
Can you hike the Narrows without a shuttle?
You don’t need to ride the shuttle to make the most out of your trip to Zion National Park. Even without the shuttle, you can still get to those Zion must-see spots (like Angels Landing, The Narrows, and Emerald Pools) by biking the Scenic Drive into Zion Canyon.
Are the Narrows safe to hike right now?
Staying Safe on the Trail When most people think of potentially dangerous trails in Zion, they think of the steep hike to Angels Landing. But without proper precaution and the right equipment, The Narrows can be just as dangerous. You won’t need to worry about tumbling from a steep cliff face.
Do you need a permit to hike the Narrows?
If you are planning to hike the Narrows from the bottom up—starting at Temple of Sinewava, you do not need to obtain a permit. However, if you are hiking from the top down, either as a day hike or an overnight trip, you will need a permit.
Can you do the Narrows and Angels Landing in one day?
Yes you can do but it will be tough. Angels landing is a very strenuous hike. Narrows is not strenuous but will take about 3 to 3.5 hours and Angel Landing could take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. We did angels landing and other hikes one day, and then the narrows the next.
What is the best time of year to hike the Narrows?
High summer is the best time to through-hike the Narrows. Zion National Park can be downright sweltering in the summer months, so escaping into the deep, twisty and cool river gorge makes for a delightful escape from the heat.
What is the best time of day to hike the Narrows?
The morning is the best time of day to hike the Narrows if you plan on doing the whole trail. If you are only looking to do a small portion of the Narrows, then we recommend visiting in the late afternoon when it has warmed up a bit.
Are there snakes in Zion Narrows?
While Zion is home to many different kinds of snakes, the Great Basin rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in the park. Like other rattlesnakes, you can usually identify them by the triangular head and the rattle at the end of their tail.
Are there snakes in the Narrows?
There aren’t water snakes in Utah. Occasionally rattlesnakes or garter snakes will swim, but they’ll most likely avoid the narrows where there’s not enough sun and too many people. Hiked the Narrows several times and no snakes.
Can I wear water shoes to hike the Narrows?
Hiking in the river is challenging, and it’s easy to roll an ankle or smash a toe. Sandals or other open-toe shoes will not protect your toes from getting crushed between the rocks as your feet slide around. You’ll want shoes that will drain out the river water so that you don’t hold onto all of the water weight.