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The Narrows Hike

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The Narrows Hike

What is the difference from hiking The Narrows Top -> Down or from the Bottom up??

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1. Re: The Narrows Hike

Distance among other things.

The bottom up, you can hike as far as the required turn around Big Spring and then return the way you came.

If you don't want to go that far, you can turn around as soon as you want to.

The top down is 16 miles and can be done as an overnight or a very long day. It also requires a permit, the bottom up does not. Top down, you need to pay for a private shuttle to the trailhead,or make arrangements to drop a car and pick it up later.

www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thenarrows.htm

Edited: 10 February 2014, 21:07
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2. Re: The Narrows Hike

As stated by Dez, with the top down Narrows, you are committed to the entire 16 mile length. With the bottom up, the hike can last a minute, or the day, you decide. The majority of Narrows hikers enjoy the canyon from the bottom up, obviously.

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