Zion National Park No Longer Issuing Narrows Top Down Hiking Permits

a hiker in the narrows hiking trail

Zion National Park is no longer issuing top-down permits for the popular Narrows hike. This includes all overnight use. The 16 mile hike down the Virgin River begins on private land. The private landowner has revoked public access across their land. The landowner has recently posted ‘No Trespassing’ signs on their property.

Trail Access from Temple of Sinawava

Hikers can still access the Narrows Trail from the bottom up to Big Spring. Access beyond this point is not permitted at this time. The Park is working with the private landowner to resolve access issues, but until then, the rest of the trail will not be accessible.

Future Trail Updates

Zion National Park promises to provide updates on their social media channels. Stay tuned and we will give you updates as they come along.

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Tim LeBaron
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