One of the major reasons we decided to take a trip to the Southwest.
I don’t even remember where I first learned about this hike but as soon as I did it jumped to the top of my bucket list. Myles was excited about it as soon as I showed him pictures.
The Narrows is the name of the largest slot canyon in the world with walls 1000 ft tall. That’s impressive in itself but add the fact that the Virgin river runs through the slot canyon and you get an incredibly unique and gorgeous hike.
We rented special water shoes from Zion Adventure Company right outside the park and I’m really glad we did. The rental package included neoprene socks which kept us warm since the water was pretty chilly as well as walking sticks which were amazing to have since you are hiking through a river. With rocks. LOTS OF ROCKS. I highly recommend renting these items for anyone doing this hike!
The Narrows was definitely crowded, but it was still beautiful. It was nice and cool because the sun couldn’t get into much of the slot canyon and the cool water felt so refreshing.
We had an amazing time trekking through the beautiful canyon and going waist deep when we wanted to cool off or splash around.
The cool thing about the Narrows is how long it is and you can turn back at any point. We saw families at the beginning and as you get farther and farther the crowds get thinner and thinner. The section called Wall Street is the famous part with no land around and also the most dangerous section during flash floods. Flash floods are always a concern in the Narrows, especially during summer, so I suggest looking up warning signs so you are prepared in case of emergency.
To be honest, I wish I had better pictures of the Narrows but we were too busy having fun I guess! It was honestly one of the most unique hikes I’ve done and I’d love to do it again and again.
After the Narrows, we were pretty exhausted and the sun was beating down. We were tired and didn’t want to hike during the hottest part of the day so we headed to return our gear and pick up snacks at the general store.
On the way back to the Air Bnb, we decided to stop at Fort Zion, the tourist trap on the way home. I’m so glad we did because they had a petting zoo and I got to feed alpacas. Day made. Alpacas are my favorite animal. They are just so funny looking you can’t help but smile when you look at them.
We showered and went to see a movie – Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates. We both thought it was hilarious.
After that we went to watch the sunset nearby at Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park is awesome and a cool playground for kids and adults. There was a little baby slot canyon which was the perfect home for a bat we saw.
We had so much fun working on our rock climbing skills and jumping around on all of the red rocks and then made it to the top of Dixie rock to watch the sunset. It was crowded with locals and seemed to be a popular place on a Friday night.
It’s easy to see why with the beautiful panoramic view of the city with the the mountains behind it.
That was our time at Zion and I loved every minute and would love to spend a lot more time there in the future! I’m coming back for you Angel’s Landing 😉