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The Narrows

Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, National Parks
Description: Zion's most popular hiking trail is also its most dangerous due to occasional flash floods.
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I had read quite a bit about hiking the narrows - and the research paid off. One - go early. We took the first shuttle bus and were the first in the river that morning. We hiked the entire 9+ miles and for much of the hike out, we were around only two other couples. The scenery is breathtaking and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to cool your feet during the summer. It's very crowded during the summer. It starting raining hard and the waterfalls coming down the canyon wall was a right to see. This trail goes back miles into the canyon and the water depth can be over waist high at some points. Avoid this area if it's... More

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San Diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I don't normally review attractions on tripadvisor but it seems to lack a review of the top down narrows hike. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking into an epic 16 mile hike they will remember for a long time. On my group's previous trip to Zion, we did the top down subway hike and it was so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This hike, even just the lower 2.5 miles to Orderville Canyon was, for me, the highlight of our tour of Bryce, the Grand Canyon north rim, and Zion. It flabbergasts me that anyone could give Zion Narrows a three star review. Perhaps my appreciation of the hike is partly due to the fact that we really weren't sure we could... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Be prepared and have a day to do this hike, this journey should be on the top of your to do list. My husband and I are older (late 50's to mid 60's) but we did not want that to deter us. We did go to the Zion Adventure Co. located very close to the South entrance to the park... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Narrows is listed as a 'must-do' hike at Zion and I definitely agree after hiking it. We did the bottom up hike which is what most people visiting do (top down requires planning and permits, etc). It's unique and different from any hike I've ever done and it was awesome. That said, I would highly recommend going early for... More

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Out of this world cool hike, unreal scenery. The crowds are the only downside. Try to get there as early as possible to avoid the biggest crowds. We hiked about three hours upstream before turning around, and my advice is to get as far up the canyon as possible because A) it keeps getting narrower and more spectacular, and B)... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were all prepared for a walk through the narrows. We had brought river shoes, neoprene socks and walking sticks with us from the UK. We are not really hikers but we wanted to experience a mile or two of the narrows - so you get the picture, we're just tourists! Unfortunately in the whole of our 4 weeks adventure... More

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Lancaster, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well there are no words to describe "The Narrows"! None, nada. My wife and I had a fantastic trip to Zion. We did most of the Narrows, but not all. The scenery and all those people that we met really put the icing on the cake. If I were to suggest one thing, make certain you wear the proper shoes!... More

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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a must do. I did it with my wife, 5 yr old daughter and 2 yr old son. Only sad part is, I could not go further. Kids were tired and had to leave half way through. Water was only up to the thigh at max. The biggest advice is - rent the hiking boots, neoprene socks and... More

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