"The Zion Narrows" Zion National Park Things to Do Tip by Ischyros

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  Zion Narrows
by Ischyros

The Zion Narrows is a one way trail from one end of Zion Canyon to the other along and through the Virgin River. The trek can be completed in one long day, but it's better to make it an overnight hike. For travels that don't want to ford the river and hike through it, a short 1-mile river walk trail starts at the end of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. It's paved and wheelchair accessible and leads into the first part of the Narrows. The Narrows get their name from the fact that the cliff walls tower as much as 2000 feet above you and at some points stand a mere 16 feet apart! A full trek down the narrows requires a permit and can only be done from Chamberlain Ranch.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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