Zion Narrows Private Day Hike

Zion National Park
5.0 (4 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Zion's famous Narrows
  • Stare up at towering canyon walls
  • Enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch
  • Learn about Zion's amazing geology
  • Take stunning photographs
  • Water gear rentals included

Description

This is one of Zion National Park‘s most famous and stunning day hikes! Explore the Virgin River and the amazing canyon it carved out of Zion’s towering sandstone walls over millions of years. This hike is almost entirely in water, walking on river rocks, with new and exciting scenery around every bend.

Our tour starts with water gear rentals (included) and a NPS shuttle to the start of our hike at the Temple of Sinawava. Then our Zion Narrows Day Hike takes us up the Riverside Walk trail where we begin a half-day excursion up the river to see some of the best “narrows” sections of the North Fork of the Virgin River. Your day will be filled with the towering walls of Zion, crystal clear spring water, brilliant red sandstone and rocks polished over tens of thousands of years. Lunch and snacks are included.

Please note: this hike may not be safe during spring runoff (March-May), active monsoons (July-September), and any time there is significant rain in the forecast. The timing of runoff and monsoons varies year by year and is impossible to predict with accuracy. If the runoff or weather forecast is unsafe on the date of your hike we will reroute to a different tour, such as Angels Landing or Zion in a Day.

4-6 Hours
$185-$570 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 4-6 Hours
Distance: 5MI / 8KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

  • Level 1: 2-6 miles, less than 500 feet elevation change on good trails
  • Level 2: 3-8 miles, up to 2000 feet of elevation change on good trails
  • Level 3: 4-10 miles, up to 3000 feet of elevation change on good to rugged trails
  • Level 4: 4-12 miles, up to 4000 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail
  • Level 5: 6-16 miles, up to 5,500 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail

SOLITUDE LEVEL 1

  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves

This hike temporarily (due to COVID-19 transportation logistics) has a minimum of 4 guests.

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Rates

Rates

  • 1 person: $570
  • 2 people: $285 per person
  • 3 people: $255 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $185 per person
  • 10 and younger: $145 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include Utah sales tax (6.75%) or guide gratuity

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Available to Book

AVAILABLE TO BOOK

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This trip has 1 or 2 spots remaining and is bookable online! Click on the date to book now or contact us online to book through customer service.

Request a Reservation

REQUEST A RESERVATION

This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Please contact us online or call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to request a reservation.

The listed dates reflect general availability for Southern Utah day hike tours. You will select your exact hike during the registration process. The season for this hike is Year Round.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Canyoneering shoes, Neoprene socks, and walking cane rentals
  • Seasonally appropriate water hiking gear for cool and cold weather
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles

What's Not Included (Required)

  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat

What's Not Included (Recommended)

  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You will rendezvous with your guide at the Zion Outfitter (7 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Springdale, UT) to rent gear appropriate to hike in the cold water of the Narrows. From the outfitter we will caravan to the Zion National Park Visitor Center where we will board a shuttle bus for the 40 minute drive to the trailhead. Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before your hike to coordinate this rendezvous and answer any questions you have.

Start Times

  • May 15 – Sept 26: 6am
  • Sept 27 – Oct 15: 7am
  • Oct 16 – May 14: 8am

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 7 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather In the Southern Utah

Weather in Southern Utah
Southern Utah is a high desert. The weather is very moderate: occasional dustings of snow in the winter that melt rapidly, and summer temperatures in the low 90s (°F) that often cool down with thunderstorms. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). The ideal time to be in the Canyon Country is Spring and Fall. Read below for average high and low temperatures in Utah’s Canyon Country:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Month
High
Low
Dec-Feb
43°
18°
March
55°
27°
April
64°
33°
May
73°
40°
Jun-Aug
88°
55°
September
79°
45°
October
67°
35°
November
53°
25°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (4 reviews)
Melissa E
5.0

Highly Recommend!

23 days ago

We hiked the Narrows and did the Zion in a Day tour with Wally. Highly recommend!!! He was amazing. He was very patient with us, very knowledgeable, and packs the BEST lunches and snacks!!!

Benondre C
5.0

Amazing Because of this Company

26 days ago

Our trip to the Zion National Park was so amazing because of this company they made it so easy and fun!

Sarah H.
5.0

Highlight of Zion

2 years ago

We only had one full day in Zion and a hike seemed the best way to see it. Josh was really helpful right from the start/ahead of our trip, and on the day itself we had an amazing time. Josh helped us to make the most of our time and see more of Zion than we expected, he picked an amazing spot for lunch and magicked a great picnic out of his bag. One particular highlight has to be hiking the Narrows. It felt like we got to spend the day with a friend seeing their favourite places and we would all highly recommend Josh to other groups looking for a fun and very knowledgeable guide!

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