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We followed the advice of hikers that suggested doing this as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We got in line for the tram at 5:30 and did NOT make it in the first group that left at 6am. Departing at 6:15 we arrived...More
Did this hike with my almost 8 year old, 11 and 12 year olds....it was great! We rented gear from Zion Outfitters and they were great. There was a chance of showers that day but they told us the risks and how far to hike...More
Plan to get wet even if you rent the gear. It will not keep your feet dry!! But the neoprene socks will keep your feet warm. In retrospect, I wish I'd have bought my own "wet" socks and used a grippy pair of shoes I...More
The hike in the narrows needs a little bit of planning, don't expect to rock up on the day and do the hike.
Guide to an enjoyable hike in the narrows.
If you are visiting Zion NP for a few days I highly recommend to...More
I and my wife did this on Nov8th, 2018. We rented the neoprene sock, waterproof shoes, walking stick and wetsuit/dry pants. I would recommend renting these proper gear in order to have a wonderful experience and doesn't feel cold. The hiking stick was helpful a...More
The Narrows is the best hike ever! I’ve done it 3 times. Twice in the summer months, June and July. This last time was in October, we rented water boots and dry pants and a hiking stick.
The day was beautiful, sunny and in the...More
- the water level was very low, highest points were at mid-thigh
- the entire hike is downhill
The recommended hiking time for this hike is 12 hours, my husband and I were able to complete it in 8 1/2. Awesome hike!! This time...More
My husband and I hiked the Narrows late November last year and it was one of the breathtaking hikes we have ever had. We felt like we were in a different world altogether. We hiked for about 6 hours round trip and the narrowed section...More
Outfitted with canyoneering boots, wet socks, dry pull up bibs and sticks, two sixty year olds made the 10 mile round trip AND LOVED IT! Took four hours upstream and three back but we actually got to campsite number twelve before turning back.
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Door to trailhead... minimum 4.5 hours, probably closer to 5 depending on how you do it. It's at least 2.5-2.75 hours from Las Vegas to Zion National Park (maybe more if you stop to eat/gas). Add to that the time you need... More
Door to trailhead... minimum 4.5 hours, probably closer to 5 depending on how you do it. It's at least 2.5-2.75 hours from Las Vegas to Zion National Park (maybe more if you stop to eat/gas). Add to that the time you need to get into the park/pay admission, park your vehicle, rent gear at the outfitter out front, and catch the 45 minute shuttle up to the Temple of Sinawava, plus a 30 minute walk along the river to the actual entrance to the narrows.
It's doable as a day trip... I've done it myself, and it's a phenomenal hike but make sure you leave Vegas EARLY (i.e. 3:30-4AM) and remember that you're losing an hour going from Nevada into Utah. I recommend getting to St. George (Utah) around 6AM... grabbing breakfast at the Black Bear Diner... and then making your way to the park.