Dogs must be kept on a leash. If a pet breaks away and gets into the river remove them from the water immediately rinse off their fur thoroughly and monitor for symptoms of toxin poisoning.
The narrows is the narrowest section of zion canyon in zion national park utah united states situated on the north fork of the virgin river and upstream of the main canyon the narrows is one of the premier hikes in the park and on the colorado plateau.
Narrows virgin river zion park. The narrows is without question one of the most spectacular hikes in zion national park. Both the north and east forks of the virgin river run through the park and empty into the colorado river at lake mead approx. The east fork of the virgin river originates above long valley.
The zion narrows on the virgin river is the premier and most accessible slot canyon in the southwest. On a blisteringly hot day the cool waters of the virgin river beckon together with the hanging gardens waterfalls deep pools and cool shade of the narrows canyon. Zion national park abc4 news a hike through the narrows may sound irresistible in near triple digit heat but rangers at zion national park recommend that visitors avoid all contact in the virgin river until further notice amid an ongoing toxic algal bloom first detected earlier this summer.
The washington county water conservancy district zion national park and the towns of virgin and rockville are not using the north fork of the virgin river as a source of drinking water. Zion national park abc4 utah the narrows one of the most popular hikes in zion national park that requires visitors to walk in the virgin river will remain open amid a public health warning due to a toxic algae bloom found in the river s north fork park officials told abc4 news on monday. Here the majestic walls of the main canyon close in to form a tall and narrow canyon with beautiful dark corners and the virgin river flowing around you.
The narrows refers to both the 3 6 mile 5 8 km bottom up hike from the temple of sinawava to big springs as well as the 16 mile 26 km. The zion narrows is the section of the virgin river just upstream from the temple of sinawava the end of the road up the main canyon. This gorge with walls a thousand feet tall and the river sometimes just twenty to thirty feet wide is one of the most popular areas in zion national park.
The trail is essentially the virgin river which twists and turns through a gorgeous slot canyon less than 20 feet wide in places. You can see the narrows by hiking along the paved wheelchair accessible riverside walk for one mile from the temple of sinawava. Sandstone cliffs tower thousands of feet above catching sunlight that illuminates the otherwise dark corridor.
The north fork of the virgin river begins north of zion at cascade falls which comes out of a cave near navajo lake elevation 9 000 ft. The narrows is the narrowest section of zion canyon. Recreators in zion national park should filter and disinfect water directly from springs if needed.