The Narrows: From the Bottom Up
Description: A hike upstream in the Virgin River that takes you into The Narrows in Zion Canyon
Distance: 5 Miles round trip
Recommended Equipment: Wet pants when water is cold. Wading Staff all the time.
Jurisdiction: Zion National Park
Hiking the Narrows from the Bottom up is a considerably easier way to see some of the main portions of The Narrows with no permit required. To see the Narrows in this fashion, simplt begin at The Temple of Sinawava, go into the Narrows and turn around when you wish to come back the way you came. Most who hike this route choose to make Orderville Canyon their turnaround point, making their hiking venture a 5 mile round trip. The only stipulations to hiking the Narrows from the bottom up are that visitors are not allowed to travel upstream into Orderville Canyon and they are not allowed to continue past Big Spring. It is also important that all visitors use the restroom at The Temple of Sinawava before they begin hiking since there is no restroom along the trail in The Narrows.