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Narrows closed

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Narrows closed

Zion's Facebook news feed reports that the Narrows is currently closed.

"The Narrows, and all slot canyons that drain into it, are currently closed due to high water from snowmelt. They will reopen when the flow rate of the Virgin River drops below 150 cubic feet per second for 24 consecutive hours. Once it reopens, the river will be cold, swift, and deep. Monitor the river flow at http://go.usa.gov/TQhx."

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Good to know. It was hot in the area the past few days. Looks like it peaked at 160-170 earlier this morning.

NewJersey
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Think it will still be closed in 3 weeks? Any suggestions in case it is?

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Zion is much more than just the Narrows canyon. You wouldn't enjoy it in unsafe conditions anyway. Choose other walks hikes and sightseeing. Plenty there

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Fraidycats, you can monitor the discharge rate here: waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv…

If it drops below 150 cubic feet per second, it is open. The historic median drops below 150 in mid May, but this year, the discharge has been way below normal, even now, so it seems like you would be fine unless there is a lot of rain right before you get there.

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As per latest tweet from NPS, narrows bottom- up is open!!!

NewJersey
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Hooray!!

Kipling. SK
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The temperatures have been cooler the past couple of days. Temperatures will peak over 80F today, which will cause a spike in the flow (I think) Cooler temps next week, which should keep the narrows open.

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I was there this AM. They were definitely hiking it today.

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