I didn’t get to hike The Narrows at Zion National Park but I sure wanted to. I didn’t have a dry suite like you see the hikers in the photos wearing. Hiking The Narrows means hiking in the Virgin River. At least 60 percent of the hike is spent wading, walking, and sometimes swimming in the river.
I did notice that one of the guides didn’t have a dry suit on but we all know that some people are crazy. That water was freezing cold!
The Virgin River has carved a spectacular gorge in the upper reaches of Zion Canyon: 16 miles long, up to 2,000-feet deep, and at times only 20 to 30-feet wide. The Narrows, with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos, natural springs, and hanging gardens can be an unforgettable wilderness experience. However, it is not a hike to be underestimated. (The Narrows)