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"Gear up! It's time to tackle a bucket list hike through the iconic slot canyon Narrows of the Virgin River. Hiking the Narrows requires walking in water pretty much the entire time, so it's important to rent gear from a local outfitter in Springdale if you don't have your own dry suits/bibs/boots. You also need a walking stick to help you keep your balance in the water! Here are some local shops we've used to rent gear in Zion National Park: Zion Adventure Company: https://www.zionadventures.com/ Zion Outfitter: https://zionoutfitter.com/narrows-rentals/ Additionally, the Narrows frequently closes in spring time and the rainy season when water flow is too high for hikers to safely hike the Narrows. Sometimes the Narrows will be open, but with a high risk of deadly flash floods. Under no circumstances do we recommend hiking the Narrows when there is a risk of flash flooding or any rain in the forecast. If you are unsure if it's safe on the day of your visit, ask a park ranger! You can also check for closures on the park's official website here: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Don't let this information scare you, though! The Narrows is a fun and safe hike in good weather conditions and with the right gear. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/zion-narrows-trail-to-imlay-temple-and-big-spring"
"The Narrows Trail: as long as you want to go... You can see The Narrows by walking along the paved, wheelchair accessible Riverside Walk from the Temple of Sinawava (one mile). To continue, you will head into the Virgin River, which can involve wading upstream for just a few minutes or it can be an all-day hike. Be prepared depending on the time of year. When we hiked (September), the water was usually mid-calf, but occasionally up to mid-thigh. The water temperature was mild, so we did not have any special gear - but this can change greatly depending on when you go."
"A watery adventure. For most visitors, The Narrows is an out-and-back hike that can be as long and challenging, or as short and relaxing as you'd prefer. It's mostly knee deep, but this does vary based on weather conditions. It's a great way to spend a hot summer day in Zion National Park. Just make sure you bring your camera, and that it's waterproof. The scenery is astounding from start to finish."

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