Virgin River Narrows Climber's Log

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americanswiss - Mar 8, 2011 12:47 am

Narrows  Sucess!

Countless visits. Entire length twice. Feels other-worldly inside of the canyon.


reboyles - Dec 11, 2010 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 1995

Great Hike  Sucess!

I took the kids as far as we could go on a day hike. They loved it as much as I did. I'll be back for more.


dpsiebert - Oct 11, 2010 12:06 am

Long Ago  Sucess!

Hiked up past Deep Creek with a buddy. Really cool.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 10, 2010 3:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010

Pretty Sweet  Sucess!

Hiked back like 3 miles with NAU Outdoors as a trip leader for the Freshmen Wilderness Welcome program. Its an amazing area and I wanna come back and do the whole thing!


patascent - Sep 7, 2010 3:22 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2002

Top to Bottom  Sucess!

Fun day hike. Hired a shuttle to take us to the trailhead and we hiked/wadded/swam the full length of the canyon in a day. I remember a woman hiking just in front of us fell and seriously broke he wrist at about the 4 or 5 mile point. We helped her make a splint with some pac strapes and they turned around to head back to the shuttle drop. I was concerned that they may have to wait a long time for a ride, but we saw her partner a few days later at a local restaurant in town. It turns out that they met some other hikers along the trail on the way back to the trailhead, and the nice folks gave them the keys to their car so they could drive back into Zion for medical help. It's nice to recall " a kind act from strangers".


mrchad9 - Jun 14, 2010 3:45 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2003

Through hike  Sucess!

First canyon trip, overnighted mid-way. Great adventure and always exciting to see what the next turn had in store...


builttospill - Feb 5, 2010 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2009

Thru-Hike in a Day  Sucess!

This one took a bit more logistical work than we expected. We decided to do the hike at 7 pm the night before, but the ranger station had already closed for the evening. We didn't want to book a seat on a shuttle to Chamberlain Ranch without a permit, because we might not be able to get one in the morning. We got the ranger station first thing in the morning when they opened, picked up a permit, and got some of the last seats on the shuttle that left at 9:30 am. We started hiking at 11 am (a bit late, but it was our only option), knowing that we had no choice but to do it in a day.

It was going quickly until the last few miles when my friend's knee started getting pretty bad--but we made it out, caught a bus out of the canyon, dropped off our rental drysuits and cruised back to Salt Lake so he could catch a flight the next morning. A great way to finish the trip.


SKI - Feb 5, 2010 7:11 am

Done and Done  Sucess!

Would like to do the through-hike next time! Crowds were unreal coming out @ 11am


WML - Jan 20, 2010 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

super fun  Sucess!

Fun way to cool off after a long day of gaping!


asaking11 - Oct 22, 2009 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Narrows  Sucess!

Hiked up from the bottom, and spent the day chilling in the narrows with my best friend. What a great and beautiful canyon.


ncst - Oct 20, 2009 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009

Top down through  Sucess!

Got the backcountry permit the day before to hike the narrows top down. An amazing hike, I'm so glad I did it!

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Sep 12, 2009 8:04 pm

Great slog!

Rented a dry suit and hiked up to the narrows and back; also went up Orderville a bit. Got some great photos! (how could you not?)


ShinLV - Sep 10, 2009 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Narrows Top Down  Sucess!

Hiked with meetup group. From the top to the bottom. Camped near big springs.(site #12)
The water level was about Ankle-Knee deep most of the part and weist-chest deep at couple of point.
The key to the top down backpacking hike is the light weight pack. You better make your back pack as light as possible.
Share water filter, cooking stove, tent etc....
Put everything in the Drybag or ziplock. If you use drybag, leave some air in it, and your bag will float on the water. If you use Ziplock, don't leave any water in it, or ziplock blows and opens in the back pack.

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Day Hiker - Jul 3, 2009 5:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Virgin River Narrows  Sucess!

2008 September 22: Slogged through underwater bowling balls for two hours in the middle of the night after finishing a long day in Imlay Canyon. It was really fun -- NOT.
2009 June 04: Finally got to see a bit of the Narrows (beyond the trail) in the daylight after exiting from Mystery Canyon.


jpmossy - May 7, 2009 7:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

LOVED the narrows  Sucess!

did an up and back as far was we could go before the sunset, not sure how far we really made it. also branched up orderville as far as we could go before we knew ropes might be needed. fun pothole to jump in near the end of our journey up orderville. whole thing was gorgeous and very unique. loved floating the deeper sections. cant wait to return


TheGoat - Mar 29, 2009 2:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Amazing  Sucess!

Top to bottom of the Narrows--17 1/2 miles--in one day with my Scout Troop, half very excited (I was in that half), half with hanging heads. Exquisite area, very different hike than anything I have ever done before, since most of it is directly through water and the landscape is very different from my native California.

What a canyon! I have never seen anything more strange and wonderful.

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Sep 23, 2008 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2003

Parts Of It  Sucess!

Never done the whole thing, but parts of it many times. I have been in it running 140 cfs from Mystery, very cold and running pretty good. It was shut down the next day, and for about a month or two after.


Drewid - Aug 20, 2008 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1998

Virgin Voyage  Sucess!

Ahh, that first trip into the Narrows up the Virgin River. Branched off and up Orderville Canyon. Can't wait to get back and explore some more technical slot canyons.


atavist - Aug 18, 2008 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Imlay Prep hike #1  Sucess!

Breathtaking. Now I'm ready for Imlay and Heaps.


MoapaPk - May 19, 2008 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2003

top 2 bottom  Sucess!

We did the car shuttle. Air T at Visitors' Center was ~100F, and water was modest T, with low flow. There were only a few swims, and those were in the lower Narrows, perhaps a few miles upstream from the trail. About 18 miles one-way; I ran down to the loop and back to get an even 20, for good luck. The most important tools were : neoprene socks, a hiking staff, and a waterproofed camera.

It was bizarre to spend the day in relative solitude -- then a mile from the trail, come across hordes of people wandering upstream.

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