Slot Canyon - Narrows Bottom Up, Zions NP 11/6/21


Directions - Narrows, Zions NP. Park either in Springdale and take the free Zion's shuttle into the park or park in the Visitors Center and take the shuttle to the end of the route at Temple of Sinawava.


Cost - $35 per car for 7 days or free with National Parks Pass; No permit needed for Bottom Up.


Activity -

Hike Narrows bottom up - up to 10+ miles total, out and back. Start at the Temple of Sinawava shuttle stop and turn right up the river on a paved trail (Riverside Walk). It will end after one mile and you exit the trail left and begin hiking up the river. Hike past a high waterfall,110 ft Mystery Falls, to your right (exit for Mystery Canyon - may see rappelers). Continue on until you get to the Orderville confluence on the right (3miles). You can hike up this canyon for fun exploring (there is a 4 ft rock obstacle you need to climb over in the first 10 min and then a second large boulder scramble about 5 min after). After the Orderville confluence you will see Wall Street on your left. This is a great turn around spot, but you can continue on to Big Springs (5 miles) if you want to swim. Water is usually ankle to waist deep and a pole is ideal for keeping balance and a dry suit is mandatory in the winter months. NPS Info Trail Info and maps

*As with all slot canyons, be aware of flash flood conditions and dangers.


Gear - drysuit overalls (depending on conditions - can rent), canyoneering boots (can rent), neoprene socks, neoprene gloves, walking stick, (NO COTTON) thin liner pants, thin liner long sleeve shirt, hiking pants, fleece jacket, rain/windproof jacket, headlamp, 1-2 L water, 4-6 snacks + packed lunch, handwarmers, first aid kit, sunscreen, sunglasses


Rentals -

Drypants package (drypants, neoprene socks, canyoneering boots) $49/day (Zions Adventures - close at 5 pm in winter); $49/day (Zions Guru - close at 7pm in winter)

Wetsuit farmer john and jacket: $15/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); Wetsuit farmer john only: $8/day (UVU Adventure Center)


Sample Itinerary -

900 am - arrive at Visitors Center

930-1000am - shuttle to Temple of Sinawava

10-2pm - Hike up Narrows and back (4-5hrs)

3pm- return gear

5pm - dinner

6-10pm - drive home