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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wow....loved it. Can't describe how wonderful this hike was for our family of 4 with a 13 and 16 year old and two mostly out of shape mid-forties parents. Loved it. Definitely go prepared with one walking stick each and sturdy shoes. We prepared ahead of time and bought neoprene socks from Amazon,- but hike probably would have been okay... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You have to hike a mile or so to make it to the beginning of the hike. You enter the Virgin River and hike through a canyon. It is amazing and well worth it. I recommend you rent some gear for the hike including a walking stick. The people who come ill-equipped don't last long. Even though its cooler, remember... More

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Cincinnati,Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved it- not to miss- be sure to rent the appropriate walking gear at the visitors center- water is cold and slippery since hike is mainly in the river

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This made for an amazing day. We rented shoes & hiking sticks the night before from Zion Outfitters, $22per person total. We arrived early and were hiking by 9am with only 10 or so people on the trail, if you arrive after 11am its overly crowded and kind of a bummer, on our way back we passed through areas that... More

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Petaluma, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walking sticks a MUST! Not too deep, although may have to swim in some places if you step in a "hole". Narrow, gorgeous canyons! Lots of banks for kids to play in the mud, seemed a fun place for the pre-teen and teens too. A slow hike as one has to be very careful where they step....more vigorous than it... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you haven't done so, hiking the Narrows at Zion is one of the things you must do. Put it at the very top of your bucket list. This place is incredible. It's picturesque, exhilarating, frightening and humanizing. Make sure to stop and getting the proper hiking gear before doing the Narrows. You'll need a walking stick, proper shoes and... More

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Midland, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We got talked out of the narrows by the rangers due to "probable" flash flooding. We went later without the proper equipment. We only got to walk in for about 30 min. Wished we could have done the full walk. The river was calm. My 11 year old had no problems. This is a must do. I'd definitely go with... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Quick checklist: 1. Bring water shoes or sandals that are firmly affixed to your feet 2. If you bring a camera, be sure to bring a double Zip Lock bag because some river parts are quite deep 3. If planning a long foray up river, bring water and snacks 4. Check the weather before you go - this is a... More

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Yoder, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Hiked the narrows in mid July and we are very happy that we did. We read the reviews on trip advisor to be as informed as possible- I will try to list them out to help others make informed choices from our lessons learned. 1) We did choose to get the specialized equipment from the local adventure company to make... More

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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of people if you start too late, try to be there as early as possible. On the other hand - the more people you have in front, the better you will see where the water is shallow or deep... If you have walking sticks, bring them along for stability and/or to navigate around in the muddy water.

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