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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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125 reviews 125 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Narrows hike is a must do when in Zion National Park, but only if weather permits. A hiker was just killed because of a flash flood that flooded the narrow slot canyon. Listen to park rangers and be aware of weather conditions not only in the Canyon, but north of the Canyon as well, since the source of the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great to walk along the river especially on a hot day. However if rain occurs flash flooding can happen very quickly, so always watch weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My friends and I hiked The Narrows September 24-25. We were fortunate in that we ended up missing two big storms on the weekends prior and after our trek. The top down hike is one of the most fun experiences of my life. I have never walked that long in a river, I have never felt so far away from... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Rented the suggested boots, socks & staff to walk in this cold water. Beautiful views, including the paved Riverwalk Trail that led to the shallow water.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was quite the experience and we were so happy that we got the chance to do it. However, we were so glad that we rented the shoes and walking stick from Zion Adventure Company, or it wouldn’t have been as fun. You are mostly walking through the water on rocks; sometimes the water is deep and sometimes it is... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Narrows – It is a good hike but I was a bit disappointed as it was talked up so much in TA. I much preferred Angels Landing to this. The hike itself was not that difficult and the canyon walls kept the sun off of you for most of the day which was nice. We did rent the shoes and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Since I first saw photos of The Narrows online, I've wanted to do this hike someday. As a photographer, this is one of the must photograph places on earth. After reading about the hike, I prepared by buying waterproof gear, carbon fiber hiking sticks, water shoes, neoprene socks, and some survival gear. Three of us went to Zion however one... More

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California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

There is a reason that this is the number 2 ranked hike. For us, it was the #1 hike we took. It is spectacular. We were there about two days after a major flash flood and the whole canyon was so fresh. Make sure to wear good shoes (we used Merrill low cut hiking shoes). You may wish to have... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Wish we had more time in Zion! The scenery is simply awe-inspiring. We hiked the narrows bottom up to the Y and back. If you hike the narrows, it is essential that you 1) check the weather first to avoid flash flood potentials, and 2) wear appropriate water socks/hiking shoes and use a hiking stick. We rented socks/shoes/stick from a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We hiked this on 25 September 2014. River levels were low. We hired shoes and a pole and I think it was worth it. A pole is essential and the shoes meant we kept our own hiking shoes dry for the walk back along the concrete path.

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