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“The best hike in the state--the west--the country--the world?” 5 of 5 stars
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Narrows Trail
Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A strenuous and challenging 12.5 mile hiking trail.
Grand Junction, Colorado
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“The best hike in the state--the west--the country--the world?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is fun fun fun, a cooling escape from the heat of a Utah midsummer, a wonderful challenge, and an experience you will not forget. My daughter-in-law, who is afraid of water and doesn't swim, was naturally nervous about going on this; 2 hours later she was trying to figure out how she could arrange to have her wedding in the river (she opted for SLC and just brought her wedding party here to enjoy the honeymoon with her). Read about it first, carry lots of water (you don't want to drink the river), have appropriate shoes and some sort of hiking stick (we use old ski poles). Plan for several hours/all day in the river. Get out if it starts to rain. Float down the river on your back to come back, it is the easiest way and you will get hundreds of funny looks but it is a riot. It is VERY slippery and rocky, there are hidden petroglyphs, take a waterproof camera and assume you will get completely wet. The best combination of water, rock and desert that I have ever seen. Your older kids/teens will love this. (Date of my visit actually is multiple visits from 1997 through 2010, usually in July. Don't try this if the water level is high, it is too dangerous.)

Visited May 2012
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“Unique hiking experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Take the free shuttle bus to the "temple" stop (last one), then take the easy 1.1 mi walk to the narrows. Definitely worth it first to rent special neoprene socks and special boots (these are surprisingly quite comfortable) and a walking stick. We got ours from Zion Adventures on the road about 0.4 mi from the park entrance. The thing about this hike is that half the time you're walking in the water, which in late May is about 50 deg F, but it doesn't feel cold at all. The water occasionally gets up to your waist, but most of the time to your mid calf or knees. Bring along water and a snack, sunscreen, and a camera in a waterproof case (you can rent one of those, too). Wear quick-dry clothing. Along the way the canyon narrows to ~30 feet wide and over 1000 feet high, with gorgeous views at every turn. Energetic 20-somethings make it up to a point where the canyon gets very narrow (less than 20 ft), but most don't get that far (and don't mind). We too our time and loved it!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“So Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

This was an outstanding hike, and our kids loved it. We could have just taken photo after photo of so many remarkable land formations. This is a beautiful part of the world. GO!

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“Beatiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

hike from Temple of Sinewawa wear good wading shoes take a wading stick

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Otego, New York
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“get a wet suit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

very narrow, very wet, quite cold, and quite alot of fun

Visited March 2012
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