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Zion Narrows Trail


There are 2 ways to hike the Zion Narrows:


1) Short Day-hike: Continue upstream beyond the end of the Riverside Walk.

1 to 5 hours, round trip.

No permit required.


2) Through Day-hike: Hike downstream from Chamberlain's Ranch.

This long, all-day hike requires a shuttle to the trailhead, and a $5.00 permit per person.

Stop at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center for permits starting at 8:30 a.m. the day before your hike.


Hiking The Narrows means hiking in the Virgin River. At least 60 percent of the hike is spent wading, walking, and sometimes swimming in the river.


There is no maintained trail because the route is the river. The current is swift, the water is cold, and the rocks underfoot are slippery.


Flash flooding and hypothermia are constant dangers. Good planning, proper equipment, and sound judgment are essential for a safe and successful trip. Your safety is your responsibility

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