Hike in knee-deep water through a centuries-old slot canyon filled with towering vertical sandstone formations. This unique 4.5-mile-long trail runs along the narrowest section of Zion Canyon, a 2,400-foot-deep river gorge.
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Check the weather forecast for flash floods before you set out. Depending on the season, water levels can reach five feet high, and swimming some parts of the trail may be necessary.
Starting July 1, 2020, visitors will need to pre-purchase a ticket to ride the park shuttle into Zion Canyon, which provides access to areas including The Narrows. Tickets can be purchased for $1 USD at Recreation.gov and are valid for a 1-hour time block. With limited service in the area, we recommend printing or download the tickets to your phone before arriving.
The Narrows is one of the most beautiful and distinctive hikes in Zion National Park because the vast majority of the trail is through a river!
The narrowest section of the hike, "Wall Street", where you really feel like you're in a slot canyon!
Wear a pair of waterproof shoes or sandals as the rocks are sometimes sharp and slippery; and make sure to bring a waterproof bag to store your valuables as you’ll be hiking in and out of the water at varying depths. If you plan to complete the whole hike, set out early in the morning, as hiking through water can significantly slow your walking pace.