We set out early from Las Vegas, NV. Our final destination for Day 1 was Zion National Park, but we would be making numerous stops on the way, so there was no time to be wasted.
There are two ways to hike The Narrows. First is the “Top-Down hike”, which requires a permit and is often suggested to camp overnight as it’s 16 miles and not recommended for a day hike. We chose option #2, called the Bottom-Up hike. This does not require a permit and can be done as a day hike, giving you a 10-mile roundtrip.
The recommended time to hike The Narrows is Spring and Summer, when the water temperature has risen some. This was a truly unique and unforgettable day that I was so fortunate to have been able to experience. (Full hike details here)
Also, make sure to respect the mules on your way up and down, as you’ll be sharing the trail with them at times. (Full hiking details here)
Something to note, the trails to the hot springs were very poorly marked and there was zero cell service so, should you choose to conquer this hike, make sure you do your research and map it out in advance. Like the other hikes, pack plenty of water and food as the Nevada sun is strong and there is very little shade. (Full hiking details here)
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