The Narrows: Orderville Canyon
Description: A One-Way Day Trip that takes you through the lower portion of The Narrows
Distance: 3 Miles One Way
Highest Elevation: 4,700 Feet Above Sea Level
Dangers: Possibility of Flash Floods if precautions are not taken to make sure there are no rain storms occurring either above or within Zion National Park.
Jurisdiction: Zion National Park
The Orderville Canyon Trail begins at The Temple of Sinawava Trailhead at the end of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The Orderville Canyon hike will have you wading in the waters of the North Fork of the Virgin River nearly the entire way as you behold the awesome cliff walls on either side of you. You will traverse slippery stones that are under the water so it is recommended that you bring a walking staff to help you hike the river. You will begin this hike at a paved trail at the Temple of Sinawava parking area and follow the river until you reach a waterfall that blocks the way and you turn around and go back the way you came in. Along the way, you will also see the entrance to Mystery Canyon, where a tiny waterfall comes down the east wall of the canyon. The Orderville Canyon Hike does not require a permit or climbing gear; but still offers amazing slot canyon experiences.