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Zion Narrows (top-down)

Jeremy hiking down the Narrows in Zion National Park.

Tara and I did the narrows on our honeymoon, and it was awesome.

Trip Report: June 11, 2008


The Narrows in Zion National Park at EveryTrail

Tara and I did the narrows on our honeymoon, and it was awesome. We took a Zion Adventures shuttle on Thursday morning, June 11, 2008.

For the first several miles, the hike is very easy, and you stay completely dry. After about 3 miles, the steam banks start rising on either side of the river to form short canyon walls. From this point, we started having to cross the stream and walk in the stream for portions.

After about 6 or 7 miles, we came to a 12-foot waterfall.

The instructions we were following said that there is an easy trail to the left of the waterfall. Well, I took that to mean to the left looking upstream (north of the river). I did get past the waterfall eventually, but it wasn't easy. I had to rock climb a small cliff (with my pack on, mind you) then climb down a tree. I got to the bottom of the waterfall, took a picture of Tara standing at the top, then I started to go back up to help her get down. We couldn't hear each other, obviously, but she motioned to the south and disappeared. About 2 minutes later, she was by my side.

Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows

We camped that night in campground 6. We were some of the slowest hikers, so we didn't see very many people that night.

Friday morning, we packed up and continued the hike.

Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows

After Deep Creek joined the Virgin River at about 8 miles in, the river got a lot deeper. At a couple points, we waded through water up to our waists.

Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows
Zion National Park Narrows

We finished the hike and arrived at the Temple of Sinawava bus stop at around 9:00pm, just in time to catch the last bus out of the park. When I got on the bus and took off my backpack, one of the shoulder straps broke. Boy am I glad it held out until then.