Aug 30, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The Virgin River has carved a spectacular gorge in the upper reaches of Zion National Park: The canyon is 16 miles long, up to 2,000-feet deep and at times only 20 to 30-feet wide, The Narrows, with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos, natural springs, and hanging gardens can be an unforgettable and spectacular wilderness experience.
“One of the world's best canyon hikes” – Utah.com
We will leave Friday after work and come home Monday, - Labor Day. Friday evening we will camp at the Paria Guest Ranch. Early Saturday morning, we will drive to Zion NP and set-up camp at Watchman Campground inside the Park. We’ll have all day to explore and get some hikes in. Angel’s Landing is always a good choice.
Sunday morning the shuttle service will pick us up and take us to the beginning of the Narrows and Chamberlain's Ranch. We will camp inside the Narrows Sunday night and hike out Monday morning. We will be out of the Narrows by noon on Monday and home late that evening.
As a challenging off-trail non-technical water hike, this trip is well suited to experienced and fit backpackers. If we haven’t hiked together before, we’ll need to visit about your readiness.
The cost of $60 includes the permit, the Friday and Saturday campground fees, and the shuttle service. The Park entrance fee is not included. Check your schedule carefully before signing up – there are no refunds or transfers if you cancel for any reason.
We are planning to get walk up permits Saturday morning. If we get shut out on the Narrows, we’ll move to plan B and do a different great backpack in the Park.
Here’s more information: http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/zionnarrows.cfm